PARENTS: Andrew Baker and Nancy Stephen
CHURCH_AFFILIATION: United Brethren of Middlebourne, WV
RESIDENCES: Noble Co., OH; Tyler Co., WV
Jacob Baker died about 9 o'clock last Friday night, April 4th, 1919, at the home of his son, Alexander Z. Baker [Middlebourne, Tyler Co., WV], from a complication of ailments incident to old age, in the 72nd year of his age.
He was born on June 1st, 1847, in Noble County, Ohio and came to Tyler county in the early seventies with his parents, Andrew and Nancy Baker, who later moved back to Ohio.
He and Sarah Ann Ash were united in marriage January 30th, 1873 [Tyler Co., WV] to which union seven sons were born, six of whom survive him. They are Charles R., William P., Alexander Z., Andrew H., Leck S., and Martin L. all of whom are well known by our people. One sister, Mrs. Sarah Stephens of Stafford, Ohio, and four brothers, Harmon, Henry, John, and Richard of Noble county, Ohio survive him.
He was a member of the United Brethren church of Middlebourne for a number of years.
He was of jovial and kind disposition, always having a good word to his friends. His death came as a shock to his friends as it was not known that he was sick.
His wife and son, Frederick O. Baker, preceded him in death, Fred having died only last January 19, 1919.
The bereaved sons and relatives have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of sorrow.
The funeral services were held today, Thursday at 10 a.m. by Rev. W.E. Crawl, his pastor, and the interment at the Henderson cemetery by the side of his wife.
Note: He was in Monroe County - at a location which became Noble County when the county was formed in March 1851.
(Source: Appeared in a Middlebourne, WV newspaper in April 1919 - furnished by Harold Baker)