6 September 1934
Walter Bakeman Dies at Hospital
Well-Known Youth Accorded
Military Rites at Funeral
Walter G. Bakeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bakeman, Ave. A, died at
the Snohomish General Hospital Friday following complications arising
after a major operation. Funeral services were held Monday at the
Armory, with the Rev. Walter G. Horn officiating. Military rites were
accorded the body, with Battery C, in full uniform and with color
guard, accompanying the procession to the grave at the G. A. R.
cemetery, where the firing squad paid final tribute. Fellow-sergeants
acted as pall bearers.
Walter was a native son of Snohomish, having been born here in
November, 1911. He attended local public schools and graduated from
Snohomish high school with high honors in 1930. He later attended the
University of Washington where he was a member of both the freshman and
varsity debate teams.
He was a veteran member of Battery C, local National Guard unit, and
held marksmanship awards in addition to important assignments at Fort
Worden. Only two weeks ago he had been promoted to the position of
Surviving him are his parents, who reside here, a sister, Mrs. Almeda
Vistrand of Everett. His uncle, Charles H. Bakeman, is mayor of