Early on Friday morning of last week death came to claim Irvie Baker, who for the past three years has been suffering and in constantly weakening health. Mr. Baker lived for a number of years with his wife and children on a farm near Ashland, and after losing his health he went to different resorts in hope of finding a place where the conditions would prove beneficial to his health, and some two months ago he returned to Protection and stayed at the home of his father, Leroy Baker just a short distance northwest of the city until a few weeks before his death when with his family he moved to Protection.
I. R. Baker, who was the second son of Leroy Baker and wife, was born on the 25th of May, 1873, in Jasper county, Iowa, at the town of Newton. With his parents he moved from Iowa to Illinois where they lived a few years and later, in the spring of 1885, they moved to Kansas, settling near Protection. He was married in 1910 and he and his wife moved onto a farm west of Ashland where they reared their family and lived until his health failed him. His wife was Mrs. Ora Hill of Buffalo, Oklahoma. Into their home came three children Alvah Leroy, Macy Cosby and Ira Fayette. Besides his wife and their three children he is survived by his aged father, two brothers, one sister and a stepson, Lawrence Hill, beside numerous other relatives and a wide circle of friends. His mother and an older brother have preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held in Protection last Sunday at the church of Christ, conducted by Nathan S. Franklin, who had been his pastor at Ashland. Burial was made in the Protection cemetery.
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