Obit: Baker, Mary L. 1839 - 1925)
Surnames: Baker, Scribner
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) (23 Apr 1925)
Baker, Mary L. (JAN 1839 - APR 1925)
Mary Lavina Baker was the oldest daughter of David and Elizabeth baker, pioneers of Wood County. She was born in New Boston, Ill. in Jan. 1839. Two years later she moved with her parents to Wisconsin, settling on the west side of the river in what is now a part of Wis. Rapids.
She was educated in the district school of the early pioneer days and for several years was engaged in teaching and was also an interested church worker in the Congregational Church. When about 29 years of age she gave up teaching for a profession and became a nurse, being engaged in that profession for several years at Milwaukee and Merrill.
For the past few years she has made her home here (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) with the brother and sister, C.O. Baker and Mrs. S. Scribner, where she died Easter Sunday evening.
The body was taken to Wis. Rapids where funeral services were held at the George W. Baker home Thursday morning. Burial was in the Forest Hill Cemetery. The Rev. A.E. Leonard officiated.
Her life work was well done and few of us will live as long or as well, and fewer yet will the Angel of death greet with such a loving touch.
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