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Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon
Leonard Baker Called Beyond
Leonard Baker, who had been a resident of Wallowa county most of the time since 1888, died at La Grande last Wednesday, January 13, 1937. He moved to that city three months ago. His two brothers in Wallowa County did not know he was seriously ill until a short time before he passed away.
Funeral services were held at the Nazarene church in Wallowa, Friday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. V. H. Willard, and burial was in Enterprise cemetery.
Mr. Baker was a son of J. T. Baker and was born at Greenhall, Jackson county, Kentucky, November 21, 1878. When Leonard was two years old the family moved to Arkansas, then back to Kentucky, and later to Arkansas again, to Kansas and to Oregon in the spring of 1888. They stopped at Wallowa first when the whole town consisted of a post office, hotel, stage office and barn.
Mr. Baker was married to Daisy Crader and they moved to the upper part of the county and lived on Swamp creek, on Elk mountain, on Prairie creek in Enterprise and Wallowa before they moved to La Grande.
He was survived by his widow, a son, Morris and a daughter, Mrs. Reta Pullen, all of La Grande; by two grandsons, a sister, Mrs. T. C. Bales of Joseph and four brothers, Neil Baker of Wallowa, Sam Baker of Enterprise, and George and Thomas Baker of Arkansas. A daughter died some years ago.
Mr. Baker was a staunch friend and was a devoted husband and father and will be long remembers by all who knew him.
The family learned last week of the recent death of a daughter of George Baker in Arkansas.
Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, January 21, 1934, page 4
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor