Newspaper Reporter for Thirty-nine Years
Mrs. Mary Elma Baker, 85, died at her home in Hamilton Wednesday night,
October 6. Mrs. Baker the widow of Than Baker, was Hamilton correspondent
for the Steuben Republican and the Angola Herald, having been writing news
for the local paper from the Hamilton community for the past thirty-nine
Mrs. Baker is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Aldrich who resided with
her and a son, Ernest Baker, of Angola, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Hamilton on Saturday
afternoon, with Rev. Paul B. Stephenson officiating, assisted by Rev. A.
P. Benjamin, and burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.
Mrs. Baker remained active and busy until the few days immediately preceding
her death. The work of writing the Hamilton news had been carried on
during the past several weeks by her daughter, Mrs. Aldrich, although Mrs.
Baker continued her interest in the work.
Mrs. Baker was the widow of Than Baker, a retired Methodist Minister, and
for the forty years of her residence in the Hamilton community, she had been
interested and active in the work of the church. She was also a loyal
member of the Pythian Sisters. The respect and affection of the entire
community was hers for her active interest in the social and civic affairs
of the town.
Submitted by Julia Duncan
* Printed after 6 Oct 1943, paper unknown.