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The Western Star, January 28, 1944.


Mrs. Hally Cole-Baker of Spokane, Washington, arrived in this county Thursday of last week on a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Cole.

Her husband, C. Gayle Baker, passed away unexpectedly in a Spokane hospital on January 12, 1944, following a tonsillar operation.

Mr. Baker was born at Salem, Ind., April 28, 1911, and at the time of his death was 32 years, 8 months and 14 days of age. After graduating from high school in Salem, he came to Kansas at the age of 17 and lived in Wichita, Hutchinson and Dodge City. For five years he worked for the Wholesale Brokerage Co. in Dodge City and visited Coldwater regularly as a salesman. For the past five years he had owned and operated the Ne-Hi Bottling Plant in Spokane, Wash.

On May 13, 1933, Mr. Baker was united in marriage with Miss Hally Cole of Coldwater. To this union was born one daughter, Janet Gaynelle, age six years.

Funeral services were held at the Smith Funeral Home in Spokane and were conducted by Rev. Top, a Presbyterian minister. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Baker leaves to mourn their loss his wife and daughter, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Baker of Salem; three brothers, Raymond, of Munsing, Mich., and Carl and Hugh of Dodge City, Kans., also two sisters, Florence, of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Leslie Harper of Scottsburg, Ind.

The sorrowing relatives have the sincere sympathy of all.

Thanks to Shirley Brier for transcribing and contributing the above obituary!

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