Baker, Catherine (1821 - 1877)







----Source: NEILLSVILLE REPUBLICAN PRESS (Clark County, Wis.) 03/03/1877

Baker, Catherine (1821 - 1877)

Died in the town of Pine Grove, Portage County, Wis., Feb. 18, 1877, of cholera morbus, Catherine, wife of Thomas Baker, in the 56th years of her age.

Mrs. Baker was very sick with the same disease last August, from the effects of which she did not fully recover, but for a few weeks we thought she was rapidly improving. On Saturday, Feb. 17th, she was around the house, able to knit and sew. Retired at nigh as well as usual, and about 11 p.m. waked her husband and told him she was sick, but they did not feel any alarm. After a few minutes, Mr. Baker arose, and on finding his wife rapidly growing worse, went for the Doctor, who, on his arrival, found there was no help for her, and before the rising of the sun she fell a victim to the dread destroyer.

Her daughter, Mrs. Schuster, of Neillsville, had not visited her mother in two years, but came the Monday before she died, and so had the consolation of being with her in her last moments. A dispatch was immediately sent to her sons in Neillsville, and on Monday her children, J. R. Canon and wife, J. F. S.R., J. K. and Will Canon and Mr. Schuster, her son-in-law, arrive. Their grief was almost overwhelming at the loss of their dear mother. Mrs. Baker had raised a large family, and although they had all grown to manhood and woman hood, they still looked to their mother as their guide. We can truly say, Her children arise up and call her blessed her husband also, and he praiseth her. We all feel to mourn with the family, for we shall miss the bight smile and pleasant words from our circle, and we know that one of the best of our neighbors has gone but we do not mourn as those that have no hope, for we believe she has gone to be an angel in the kingdom of God.

The funeral services were held at the Harris School House and were largely attended. Many friends and acquaintances came to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. Rev. L. Smith preached fro these words: And in their mouth was found no guile, for they were without fault before the throne of God.



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