C.W. Baker was born near Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, December 25, 1850, and died at his home in Delphos Sunday morning, March 24, 1918, aged 67 years, two months and twenty-nine days. He came to Martinsville, MO., near the year 1871 and came to Delphos in October, 1890. Mr. Baker was united in marriage to Hallie B. Howard, March 3, 1881. To this union were born five children-Victor Ray, now with the Canadian Army in England; Ara Edith Geiger, of Delphos; Fannie Grace, who died in infancy; Ruby Alma Spencer, Whitetail, MT.; and Claude Bronson Baker, of Ialeen, Alberta, Canada. He united with the Christian Church when a young man and has served the church in various ways and was an active and efficient elder of the church at the time of his death. We are all the richer for his faith and he will be missed in the Sunday school and at the communion service, which service seemed to be a special joy to him-and in many ways throughout the community life. His splendid abilities won for him a large place. He has been engaged in business of various kinds-druggist, general merchant, real estate and coal dealer. He leaves to mourn his death besides the family mentioned above, three brothers and one sister of Kentucky and the many friends wherever the influence of his life his been cast.
Funeral services were held at the Delphos Christian Church at 2:30 o’clock today, conducted by L.F. Davis, and the body was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr.