Cecil Baker
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Cecil Elwood Baker (1894 - 1978)

Cecil Elwood Baker
Born in Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 9 Jan 1913 in Jennings County, Indianamap
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Died at age 84 in Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, United Statesmap
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Cecil E. Baker, 84, R.R.8, Greensburg, died Sunday at 9:30 p.m. at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital, having been in failing health two years.[1]

Mr. Baker was born on January 22, 1894, in Decatur County, the son of Wendell and Laura Rubilee Baker.[2] He was a farmer and retired from Bohn Aluminum Co. He belonged to the United Bethren Church at Pierceville. He was married to Carrie Ponsler Jan. 9, 1913, in Vernon,[3],[4] and she preceded him in death on January 29, 1973.

He is survived by three sons: Dale Baker, Greensburg, Maurice Baker, St. Omer, and Mervin Baker, Shelbyville; two daughters: Mrs. Pike (Mabel) Tarplee, R.R.1, St. Paul, and Mrs. Floyd (Iris) Deiwert Jr., R.R.8, Greensburg; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Mrs. Hazel O'Connor and Mrs. Myrtle Low; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Baxter, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating and with burial in the South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday.[5]


  1. Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1978; Roll: 03 Ancestry Record 60716 #4614110
  2. Certificate of Birth, See Attached Image
  3. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMC4-F3Y : 3 August 2022), Cecil Baker and Carrie Ponsler, 09 Jan 1913; citing Jennings, Indiana, United States, Marriage License, Indiana Commission on Public Records, Indianapolis; FHL microfilm 004839010.
  4. Ancestry.com. Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
  5. Greensburg Daily News newspaper

See also:

  • Census Records
    • Year: 1900; Census Place: Columbia, Jennings, Indiana; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0104; FHL microfilm: 1240379 Ancestry Record 7602 #13532780
    • 1910; Census Place: Columbia, Jennings, Indiana; Roll: T624_359; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0105; FHL microfilm: 1374372 Ancestry Record 7884 #193247528
    • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GR6W-N77?cc=1488411&wc=QZJG-YX2%3A1036470701%2C1037265801%2C1036757901%2C1589332421 : 10 September 2019), Indiana > Decatur > Westport > ED 63 > image 5 of 16; citing NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
    • 1930 United States Federal Census - Cecil Elwood Baker. File: Media
    • Year: 1930; Census Place: Washington, Decatur, Indiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0018; FHL microfilm: 2340315
    • Year: 1940; Census Place: Fugit, Decatur, Indiana; Roll: m-t0627-01035; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 16-6
    • United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana; Roll: 4430; Sheet Number: 10; Enumeration District: 16-24
  • Military Records
    • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc Record Collection 6482
    • Cecil Elwood Baker - World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. File: Media
    • U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Record Collection 1002
    • Registration State: Indiana; Registration County: Decatur; Roll: 1493138 Ancestry Record 6482 #9967094
    • The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group Number: 147 Ancestry Record 1002 #1900171
    • File: Media
  • Source: S110135550 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.Ancestry Family Tree Ancestry Family Tree 111359896
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Record Collection 60901

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