Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa
May 27, 1885
BAKER-At White Lake, Dakota, of dropsy, on Wednesday, May 20th, 1885, Mrs. Clara S. Baker, wife of S. L. Baker, aged about 45 years. Mrs. B. W. Seaward, of this city, sister of Mrs. Baker, received this intelligence by wire on the day of the death. Our citizens will remember deceased as a very amiable little woman and much devoted to her family.
[transcribed by K.W., August 2009]