Obit: Baker, Gertrude (1881 - 1952)

Contact:: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Baker, Downer, Wright, Rosemeyer, Kintzele, Crothers, Lavey, Schmidtke, Garbisch, Pacholke, Beeckler, Crandall, Nulton  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 16, 1952 

Baker, Gertrude (15 July 1881 - 12 October 1952) 

Mrs. James Baker, 71, of Granton died at her home there on Friday following a stroke. 

Funeral services were conducted at the Gilbertson Funeral Home on Monday with interment in the Windfall Cemetery. The Rev. Virgil Nulton officiated.  

Mrs. Baker was born Gertrude Downer on July 15, 1881, in the Town of York.  She received her education in the Windfall School. She was married on March 19, 1902, to James Baker in the Town of York at the George Rosemeyer home by Justice of the Peace John P. Kintzele.  She had lived the past 52 years at her present home. 

She is survived by her husband, one son, Donald Baker of Eau Claire, and one granddaughter, four brothers and one sister, Albion Downer and Dick Downer of the State of Washington, Frank Downer of the Town of York, Neil Downer of Granton and Mrs. Roy (Bessie) Wright.  One brother, Joel, preceded her in death. 

Pallbearers were Wendell Crothers, Jack Crothers, Glen Lavey, Otto Schmidtke, Martin Garbisch, and Louie Pacholke. 

Mrs. William Schmidtke and Mrs. Ora Beeckler sang two selections, accompanied by Mrs. Vera Crandall.



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