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Mrs. Henry Baker

Mary Julia Pike was born July 29, 1860, at Harding Yeviole, England. She departed this llife on November 29, 1947, at the home of her daughter in Cozad at the age of 87 years and four months.

She was united in marriage on Sept. 30, 1877 to Henry Thomas Baker at Hempstead Falls, Ohio, ten years later, in 1887, she moved from Cleveland Ohio to Farnam, her home throughout her life.

To the marriage union were born the following children: Clifford of Farnam; Bert of Gothenburg; Harry of North Platte; Bessie Gardner of Jerome, Idaho; Daisy Beye of Ferguson, Iowa; Dora Whitney of Cozad; Mary Lichenberg of Gothenburg; Viola Burchell of Minden, and Fred, who died on Feb. 5, 1898.

She was also preceded in death by her husband who was called home on April 4, 1933.

She attended the Farnam Baptist church while living in Farnam and was active in both the church and Sunday school.

She will long be remembered as a kind, loving, considerate mother, as well as a thoughtful and gracious neighbor. Her Christian life and influence were widely spread among both relatives and friends.

She leaves to mourn her passing five daughters, three sons, fifteen grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren besides a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Farnam Baptist church, Tuesday Dec. 2nd with the Rev. Stanley Malmgren officiating. Burial was in the Farnam cemetery.

Music was furnished by a quartette, Joe Hicks, Charlie Pollard, Arvid Banks and Walter Kriemelmeyer, with Mrs. Raymond Smith accompaning.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Lawrence and Ray Baker, Gerald Whitney, Marvin Babcock, Delbert and Hubert Marquardt.

The Chester L. Hugo Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.

The Farnam Press, 8(11):1 Thursday, Dec. 4, 1947

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