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 )