BAKER, JOHN F. - Madison County, Arkansas | JOHN F. BAKER - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Rockhouse Cemetery
Madison County,

Husband of Carra Baker
Oct 8 1882 - Dec 19 1919

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Obit: supplied by Joey T Snow

John Baker Dead

Many friends and relatives are left to mourn the death of John Baker, who died at his father-in-laws home, G. W. B. Southerland, near Rockhouse December 19 1919.

Bro. John was a victim of the raging influenza last winter of which the result was Tuberculosis of which he has suffered several months.

John Baker was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Baker, born October 8, 1889; was a citizen of Carroll County until eight years ago when he went to St. Joseph, Mo. where he secured employment from Swift Packing Co.

He was married to Carrie Southerland, December 20, 1919. They had been married only a short time until he became a victim of the terrible disease. To them was born one little darling daughter. Besides his wife and baby, deceased leaves to morn his death, four brothers, six sisters and a host of relatives and friends.

Bro. John, professed a hope in Christ September 28 1919, he was asked a short time before the death Angel came from him if he was ready to go, his reply was “I am ready and willing to go.”

Oh, what a great consolation it is to his wife and little one to know their husband and father has gone to that peaceful home, where they expect to meet him some day.

I want to say to the parents, brothers and sisters and loved ones, look up in humble faith to the same God and Savior that your dear son and brother trusted and remember that by and by the same band of Angels that came down and wafted the sweet spirit of Bro. John to heaven, will alike manner conduct you to the same heavenly home if you, as he did, give your hearts to the same precious Savior that sustained him not only in life, but carried his sweet spirit back to God who gave it.

I hope and pray this sad dispensation of God’s providence will not only prove fruitful and beneficial to the home of which it came as such a sad blow. But that others will remember that God’s will must be done in all things, so we wish to say in conclusion that we reconnect our dear relatives and friends to Bro. John’s Savior who can and does comfort and sustain all those who will put their faith in Him.

Funeral services were conducted December 20, at 2 o’clock by Rev. T. R. Keen after which he was laid to rest by the I. O. O. F. lodge of Rock House in the Rock House cemetery in the presence of a large crowd. As we all bade him farewell we realize that “death is only a dream”

I would say to the loved ones and all, “Weep not for God has said to him come and be with me.”

A Friend

The Star Progress (Berryville, Arkansas) Friday, January 16, 1920, Page 4

Contributed on 8/31/09 by mjones4359
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Submitted: 8/31/09 • Approved: 8/5/18 • Last Updated: 8/8/18 • R229571-G0-S3

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