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Maude Baker (born Seely)

Personal

Gender: Female

Date of Birth: January 11, 1878

Date of Death: May 20, 1955

Birth Place: Oak Grove, IL

Death Place: Carrollton, IL

Maude Baker

Mrs. Baker Of White Hall Dies; Services Today

WHITE HALL – Mrs. Maude Baker, member of the well known Seely family in Greene county, died Friday afternoon at the Tower View Nursing Home in Carrollton where she had been a patient for many months. Mrs. Baker had been in failing health since falling in November of 1949 when she fractured her hip.

She was born January 11, 1878 on the family homestead in the Oak Grove neighborhood, the daughter of Rufus and Louisiana Bigham Seely. On Feb. 10, 1895 she was united in marriage to Meade Baldwin and he preceded her in death in 1931. Her marriage to Fred E. Baker occurred in 1934 and for a while the couple lived at East St. Louis before moving back to Greene county. Mr. Baker died Nov. 20, 1944.

The deceased is survived by one brother, Harry Seely of Patterson and two stepdaughters, Miss Marian Baker and Mrs. Betty Baker Watson.

She was active in many organizations being a member of the Guiding Star chapter of the OES and of the Greene County Home Bureau.

The body was taken to the Dawdy funeral home at White Hall where services will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday (daylight time) with burial to be made in the White Hall cemetery.

Published in the Journal Courier (Jacksonville, Ill) Sunday, May 22, 1955

[Granddaughter of SGS # 2328 – Maude; Rufus Guy; Anthony Stewart (# 2328); Guy (# 835); Justus William; Joseph; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel, Robert]