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Walter G. Bakeman
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Contributor: 
Pat Drees 
Snohomish Tribune
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 Sergeant.

Surviving him are his parents, who reside here, a sister, Mrs. Almeda Vistrand of Everett. His uncle, Charles H. Bakeman, is mayor of Snohomish. 

 


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