Lawson Henry BAKER
(1814-1880)
Mary Ann BETTIS
(1821-1905)
Reason Matthew BAKER
(1855-1923)

 

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Sarah E. MYERS

Reason Matthew BAKER 679,1661

  • Born: 25 Jul 1855, Nelson County, Kentucky 681,682,683
  • Marriage: Sarah E. MYERS on 1 Sep 1885 in Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445 224
  • Died: 24 May 1923 at age 67 186,683
  • Buried: 1923, Seneca Cemetery; Seneca, Newton County, Missouri, USA 186

bullet   Another name for Reason was Matt.1662

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Residence, 1870, Sarpy County, Nebraska. 1663 living with his parents.

• Occupation, 1870, Sarpy County, Nebraska. 1663 working on a farm.

• Residence, 9 Jan 1887, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445.

• Occupation, 9 Jan 1887, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445. 681 as a barber.

• Newspaper Article, 14 Sep 1900, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445. 35 The following are excerpts from the Elmo Register newspaper and are transcribed as printed in the paper:

14 SEP 1900: Pg. 1: Real Estate Transfers: E. J. Bender to R. M. Baker and Mary Outhier 1t 16 blk 4oig town of Elmo $1000 [This real estate is referred to as the Baker-Outhier building in later articles.]

23 NOV 1900: Pg. 1: R. M. Baker has cut off a corner in the corner of their store building which he has titted up for use as a barber shop.

1 NOV 1901: R. M. Baker has sold his barber shop to Tom Baker who took possession Wednesday. We have not learned what Mr. Baker expects to do but suppose he will remain here. Tom Baker has rented the Lamar Building where the former P. O. was and will fit it up for his business. [House painting, wall papering. - RM]

15 NOV 1901: Matt Baker's moved to Burlington Junction this week. He has bought a 3 chair barber shop there and took possession Monday. The Register follows them to their new home and wishes them well.

13 DEC 1901: R. M. Baker has returned from the Junction - they all do. From the Burlington Junction Correspondent: Matt Baker has sold his barber shop back to W. W. Hood and will move his family to Elmo soon.

18 APR 1902: “Local Interest” column: Matt Baker's have moved to their new dwelling in the southeast part of the city.

23 MAY 1902: “Local Interest” column: R. M. Baker, wife and daughter visited with the Kreider family Sunday.

12 JUN 1903: The Baker-Outhier building will be moved back onto the foundation and repaired. It is quite large and heavy and some trouble is expected in finding someone to move it back. [A tornado struck Elmo in May 1903 causing much damage to buildings and some lives were lost.]

27 APR 1906: Pg. 1: “Local Interest”: Matt Baker of Shenandoah was in Elmo Monday of this week. His property is for rent or sale, and anyone wanting to buy would do well to see him.

11 MAY 1906: FOR RENT The Matt Baker dwelling house for rent. Price $7 per month. Inquire at Register Office.

29 JUN 1906: Page 1: R. M. Baker is a new subscriber to the Register. They live at Council Bluffs. Mr. Baker says there is lots of work there and good wages. He is in the barber business and makes good wages. He spoke of seeing Tom Baker who formerly lived here and says Tom is apparently prosperous and had plenty of money. Their house and lot and business house are for sale and can be bought worth the money. Call the Register Office for the particulars.

27 JUL 1906: The Baker-Outhier store building and the Baker residence can be bought cheap. Title perfect. See the Register.

7 DEC 1906: Page 1: From R. M. Baker, a letter to C. T. Wiley was handed us, and we are privileged to make a few extracts. It seems they are at Leslie, Ark. where they landed Nov. 7. Leslie is a town of 1500 people and seems to be growing rapidly. It is in Searcy Co. near the Little Red River. The family expects to take up land which is said to be plentiful down there. Provisions and living cost about the same as at Elmo, except wood which is worth but $2 per cord for good hardwood and rent which is lower than in Elmo.

• Residence, 1900, Lincoln Township, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. 682

• Occupation, 1900, Lincoln Township, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. 682 where he was a barber.

• Residence, 1901, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445. 1664

• Occupation, 11 Nov 1901, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445. 1665 as a barber where he was the proprietor of the barber shop. The Elmo Register notes he sold his Elmo Barber Shop in its 11 NOV 1901 issued and was moving his family to Burlington Junction, Nodaway County, Missouri, where he purchased a 3 chair barber shop. The Register notes in its 13 DEC 1901 issue that he has sold his Burlington Junction barber shop and is moving back to Elmo and notes "they always do".

• Residence, Nov 1901, Burlington Junction, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. 35 Elmo Register, Publication date: 15 NOV 1901; Matt Baker's moved to Burlington Junction this week. He has bought a 3 chair barber shop there and took possession Monday. The Register follows them to their new home and wishes them well.

They didn't stay long in Burlington Junction as the Elmo Register reports on 13 DEC 1901: R. M. Baker has returned from the Junction - they all do. From the Burlington Junction Correspondent: Matt Baker has sold his barber shop back to W. W. Hood and will move his family to Elmo soon.

• Residence, Apr 1906, Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa 51601. 35 Pg. 1: “Local Interest”: Matt Baker of Shenandoah was in Elmo Monday of this week. His property is for rent or sale, and anyone wanting to buy would do well to see him.

• Residence, Jun 1906, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA. 35

• Residence, Dec 1906, Leslie, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA. 35

• Residence, 1910, Richland Township, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA. 666

• Occupation, 1910, Richland Township, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA. 666 as a farmer

• Residence, 1920, Peoria, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA. 678

• Occupation, 1920, Peoria, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA. 678 as a shoe maker in an iron shop.

• Cemetery, May 1923, Seneca, Newton County, Missouri, USA. 683 in the Seneca Cemetery, Section C-North


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Reason married Sarah E. MYERS, daughter of John P. MYERS and Lydia ARNOLD, on 1 Sep 1885 in Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445.224 (Sarah E. MYERS was born in 1862 in Wapello County, Iowa 546 and died in Quapaw, Ottawa County, Oklahoma 74363.)




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