.John F. Bakeman.

contributed by:  Pat Drees

.Seattle Times .
. Sept. 4, 1939.

. John F. Bakeman .

.John F Bakeman, pioneer Washington resident and a printer for The Times ten years before his retirement in 19333, died yesterday at a hospital. He was 74 years old. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow at the Johnson & Hamilton Funeral Home.

Born in Peshtigo, Wis., Mr. Bakeman removed to Washington in 1884, settling in Snohomish. After a few years, he was graduated from the old Hastings Law School in San Francisco. He never practiced law. He returned  to Washington at the close of the last century and was a printer on an Everett newspaper several years. He came to Seattle sixteen years ago and entered the employ of The Times.

Mr. Bakeman was a member of Peninsula Lodge No. 95, F. & A. M. and the International Typographical Union, Local 202. Surviving are his widow, Mildred S., at the family home, 419 Malden Ave. and brothers George, Seattle and C. H.  and W. E. Bakeman, Snohomish, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Jackson, Snohomish.

(note: John F. Bakeman was 6 years old a when he and his parents, John and Louisa (Bartels), his grandfather Crist Bakeman, brothers George, Charles and sister Emily  survived the Great Peshtigo Fire of the night of October 8, 1871. The family continued to live on their pioneer homestead in town of Peshtigo, Oconto County (now Grover in Marinette County) until 1884. His parents and grandfather were born in Mechlinburg ( also Mechlenberg) now part of Germany. Extended family living nearby also survived the fire. Please also see:  Peshtigo Fire Home Page )


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