Sunday, July 3, 2011

Orris Sylvester & Emma J. (Stout) Baker

Emma J. Stout, daughter of Henry Washington and Ellen Christina (Wurm) Stout, was born in February 1884 in Indiana and died 28 Dec 1914 at Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana.  She married Orris Sylvester Baker 24 Dec 1901 in Kosciusko County, Indiana.  He was born 2 June 1880 to William E. and Maria (Hoffer) Baker and died in February 1949.  Following Emma's death, Orris married Artie N. Grosvenor.

Orris Sylvester and Emma J. (Stout) Baker had one known child:
1 - Kenneth Edward Baker was born 2 August 1912 in Kosciusko County, Indiana and died 21 April 1981 at Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana.  He married Inez Elizabeth Miller 2 Nov 1935 at Warsaw, Indiana.  She was born 2 Sept 1914 in Marshall County, Indiana to Harvey and Margaret Cecilia (Slough) Miller and died 9 August 2004 at Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana.  Kenneth and Inez did not have any children.

Obituary of Kenneth E. Baker - South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indiana, 22 April 1981, page 23
(note - siblings listed in this obituary are step and half siblings to Kenneth by his father's second wife, Artie Hauck Grosvenor)
"Kenneth Edward Baker, 68, of 1913 Homewood, died en route to St. Joseph Hospital before 6 p.m. Tuesday after becoming ill suddenly at home.  Born on Aug 2, 1912, in Milford, he lived in Mishawaka since 1949, moving from South Bend.  He retired from Servamation Vending Co. of Elkhart in 1971.  On Nov. 2, 1935 in Warsaw, he married Inez Miller, who survives along with five sisters, Miss Dorothy Baker of Elkhart, Mrs. Fairy Hawley and Mrs. Elinora Young, both of Nappanee, and Mrs. Legene Smith and Mrs. Doris Guy, both of Warsaw; and a brother, Gerald Grosvenor of South Bend.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Everett Ballard Funeral Home with Rev. Theodore W. Snider of Albright United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Etna Green (Ind.) Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  He was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church.

Obituary of Inez E. (Miller) Baker - South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indiana. 10 August 2004, page D5
"MISHAWAKA - Inez E. Baker, 89, of North Center Street, died Monday in Fountainview Place.  Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Etna Green Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Hahn Funeral Home is handling arrangements."

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