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Elgin, Union County, Oregon
Former Pioneer Lady Answers Final Summons
Mrs. Sarah A. Baker, former Elgin resident, but a resident of Freewater the past several years, died in a Walla Walla hospital July 3. Funeral services and interment will be at Freewater July 5.
Mrs. Baker was born in Lampasa, Tex., November 16, 1868. She came to Oregon with members of her family who settled in the present location of Elgin in 1876. She was then only 12 years of age, and lived here until 1937, when she moved to the Freewater district. Her husband, Allen Baker, member of a local pioneer family, died at Freewater in 1937.
Mrs. Baker is survived by four children, Mrs. H. G. Masterson, Freewater; James N. Baker, Freewater; J. . Baker, Los Angeles and Mrs. H. F. Dawartz, Portland. She leaves also four brothers, W. M. Horrell, Halfway, Ore.; B. F. and A. E. Horrell, Freewater, and Merrit Horrell, Eureka Calif. Seven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive.
July 12, 1945
Contributed by: Larry Rader