Franklin Donald Baker (1933-1981)

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Franklin Donald Baker
Born: 7 Feb 1933 Batavia, New York
Died: 6 Feb 1981 Alpena, Michigan
Father: Clarence James Baker
Mother: Hazel Maude Hunn
Siblings: Dorothy May Lightfoot
LeRoy Baker
Geraldine N. Baker
Betty Jane Baker
Elnora Baker
Clarence D. Baker
Leonard E. Baker
Franklin Donald Baker
Shirley Marie Baker
June Marline Baker
Gloria Ann Baker
Patricia Baker
Spouse: Barbara Marshall


LeRoy (NY) Gazette, Thursday, February 12, 1981, Obituaries:


An Alexander native died Friday (Feb. 6, 1981) of gunshot wounds suffered Nov. 22 near his home at Posen, Mich.

Alpena (Michigan) County Sheriff's Deputies reported the victim, Franklin Donald Baker, 47, was hunting with one of his sons when the gun the man was carrying discharged. Police, who said the investigation is continuing, did not identify the son.

Mr. Baker, who died at 6 a.m. Friday at Alpena General Hospital, never regained consciousness.

A son of Clarence J. Baker of Batavia and Hazel Baker, who died in 1965, he was born Feb. 7, 1933, and moved from Genesee County about ten years ago.

Surviving with his father are his wife, Barbara Marshall Baker; four sons, William, Daniel, Jeffrey and Donald, all at home; two daughters, Deborah of Florida and Colleen at home; two granchildren; his stepmother, Ellen Baker of Batavia; a brother, Clarence Baker of Pavilion; and six sisters, Mrs. James (Betty) Watson of Oakfield, Mrs. Chester (Shirley) Kittle of East Bethany, Mrs. David (Marlene) Walmsley of Cottondale, Ala., Mrs. James (Gloria) Murphy of Silver Springs, Mrs. Gerald (Patricia) Berge of Bergen and Mrs. Walter (Dorothy) Pestline of Mesa Ariz. He was a brother of Geraldine McDonald, who died in 1966 and Leonard Baker, who died in 1970.


  • Death: Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995
Name: Franklin D Baker
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 10 Feb 1981
Burial Place: Montmorency County, Mich
Death Date: 06 Feb 1981
Death Place: Alpena, Alpena, Michigan
Age: 47
Birth Date: 07 Feb 1933
Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Construction Laborer
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Barbara Marshall
Father's Name: Clarence Baker
Mother's Name: Hazel Hunn
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B00362-4
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 2020877
Reference Number: 56941
  • Burial: FindAGrave: Franklin D. Baker
Birth: 1834
Death: Feb. 6, 1931
Burial: Hillman-Rust Cemetery, Hillman, Montmorency County, Michigan, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 45.0747, -83.9356
Created by: Derric Deon
Record added: Oct 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43614548