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Information for William John Baxter
23 September, 1902 19 August, 1984
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
August, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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William Baxter

    Services for William J. Baxter, 81, of Caldwell, who died Sunday, Aug. 19, in a Caldwell hospital, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell.
    Dale Peterson of Caldwell will officiate.  Interment u'ill follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Caldwell.
    Mr. Baxter was born Sept. 23, 1902, in Delamar, Idaho, the second son of 12 children of John T. and Martha Brooks Baxter.  They moved to Cow Creek between Sheaville and Wagontown.
    In 1918 the family moved to Middleton, and Bill moved to Emmett where he worked for the sawmill and later at the Barber sawmill.  
    In August of 1922, he married Alice E. Kline. They moved to Fruitland where he worked making boxes. They then moved to Barber where he again worked for the sawmill.
    They later moved to Notus where he owned and operated a barbershop and also worked for the railroad. They bought a farm on the Boise River in the lower Boise area between Notus and Parma. In 1948 they moved to Big Bend Park at Adrian, Ore., where they continued to farm.
     He retired in 1960, sold the farm, and moved to a small acreage in Nampa. Mrs. Baxter died in 1976. He then moved to Caldwell and had recently resided at the Hazel Park Retirement Home in Caldwell.
    He is survived by three sons, William D. Baxter of Syracuse, N.Y., Gene Baxter of Caldwell and Dwain Lee Baxter of Boise; three sisters, Rub B. Walker of Notus and Ella Mae Moyer and Rosalie "Sis" Rowland, both of Caldwell; four brothers, Glen and Robert Baxter, both of Boise, John Baxter of Caldwell and Albert Baxter of Notus: eight grandchildren: four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald: three sisters, Hazel Baxter, Jennie Clarke and Grace Keller; and a granddaughter.
    Friends may call at the Flahiff Chapel in Caldwell today until 8 p.m.

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