Mary Ann Baker


Headstone of Mary Baker

The Daily Telegram., November 14, 1905

Mrs. Mary Ann Baker died at 4:15 o’clock Monday afternoon after an illness of several months duration at her home on the West Milford road near the city.

Mrs. Baker’s age was 82 years last September. She was born in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, and had been a resident of Harrison county half a century or more.

She was first married to Edmond K. Stealey, from which union four children were born, namely J. I. S. Stealey, and Alice Stealey, now deceased.

Some time after the death of Mr. Stealey she married Isaac Baker, and two daughters were the result of this union–Icie, wife of Nathan Musgrave, and Ada, wife of Josiah W. Wilson, of Old Mexico. Her husband, Mr. Baker, died a number of years ago.

Mrs. Baker was a sister of John R. Steele, Mrs. Elizabeth Ridenour and Mrs. John Hursey, all of this city, and Mrs. Sarah Black, of Greene county, Pa.

Map showing location of Goff Chapel

The deceased was a consistent member of Goff Methodist church many years and was a most estimable and beloved woman.

The funeral will be held from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock and internment will be at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

The pallbearers will be J. I. S. Stealey, John E. Stealey, A. L.  Stealey, John R. Steel, W. E. Hursey and Daniel W. Boughner. Dr. S. K. Arbuthnot will officiate.

The Clarksburg Telegram., November 17, 1905

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Ann Baker, who died at her home on the West Milford road Monday afternoon, took place at 2 o’clock this afternoon from her late residence. The burial was made at the I. O. O. F. cemetery, Rec. S. K. Arbuthnot, officiating.

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