George Baker
Another old resident of Johnson County is gone. One of the old 
pioneers, the sturdy men who have made this County one of the 
first in the state, are giving way for the younger ones. The last 
one to pass to the promised reward is Mr. George Baker. He was 
born in Pendleton County, Kentucky, April 10, 1817. When 17 
years of age, he moved to Indiana. He was married to Miss Eliza 
Hollis, in 1838. He remained in Indiana till 1850 when, with his 
family he moved to Page County, Iowa, where he lived until the 
spring of 1868, when he came to this county, and settled 2 1/2 
miles southwest of Kingsville. On Monday, the 17th of March he 
breathed his last. Death was caused by Dropsy. He leaves a wife, 
three daughters, and four sons all with families. He was buried in 
Bluff Spring Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by 
Elder Randell, of this city. 
Note: George was a son of William and Sarah (Castator) Baker of Pendleton Co., Kentucky.  The family moved to Shelby Co., 
Indiana in 1831, then to Hawleyville, Page Co., Iowa in August 
1850. They went to Kingsville, Johnson Co., Missouri in 1868. 

Eliza died 20 January 1894 and is buried beside George. 
George and Eliza's children were Elbra Ann, Frances M., Edward, 
Benjamin L., James H., Elizabeth, William Wiley, and Sarah 

James R. Baker, Jr.


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