for Ben H. Baker/Benjamin J. Baker/Harold Benjamin Baker
3 April, 1908 - 30 July, 1984
From the Idaho Press - Tribune,
dated July, 1984
Contributed by Delilah Barnard
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Note - There is
a great amount of confusion with
this person. The article below shows a Ben H. Baker.
The Death notice showed a Benjamin J. Baker. Ancestry
shows a Harold Benjamin Baker and all of these seem to
be the same person as all show the same dates of birth
and death. Social Security Death Index shows as Ben Baker.
Could someone help with confirmation of the
proper full name?
Services for Ben H. Baker, 76, of
who died Monday, July 30, in a Caldwell hospital of natural
causes, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dakan
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Elder R.A. Garner of the Caldwell Seventh-day Adventist
Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Hillcrest
Mr. Baker was born April 3, 1908, in Hanover,
Kan., to Joseph and
Lucinda Bell Whetsteine Baker. At the age of five he moved
with his family to Brighton, Colo., where he was reared and
attended schools. As a young man, he farmed at Craig, Colo.
He moved to Torrington,
Wyo., in the early
1930s, where he worked at a sugar factory.
He married Nellie J. Whiting Nov. 7, 1936, in Torrington
where they made their home. In 1939 he went to barber school
and alter barbered in several towns in Wyoming.
In 1946 they moved to Huston, Idaho, where he operated a
barber shop until moving to the Franklin Community near
in 1955, where they had a barber shop and a grocery store.
In 1960 they moved to Caldwell where he owned and
operated Baker's Barber shop with his son, Ray, until his
retirement in 1980. He was an avid fisherman and bowler and
was a member of the Caldwell bowling Association.
He is survived by his wife, of Caldwell; a son, Ray Baker
of Caldwell; a daughter, Phyllis Cafferty of Reedsport,
Ore.; a brother, Ad
Baker of San Diego, Calif.; six grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and seven
Friends may call at the chapel today from 5 to 9 p.m. and
Thursday from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o
Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell, 83606.