Tuesday, July 5, 2011

William Robert Baxter, 1905-1960

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary - December 1960
  Funeral services for William R. Baxter, 55, of 1421 S. Lammers St., who died at $:15 (sic) a.m. Sunday at Proctor Hospital where he had been a patient since Nov. 19, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Davison Funeral Home.
  The Rev. K. Richard Schliepsiek of Christ Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
William Robert Baxter's
High School Graduation Picture
  Mr. Baxter formerly operated the Hideaway Tavern on Laramie street for eight years before ill health forced him to retire in May of this year. 
William and Goldie Baxter in front of the 
Hideway Tavern on Laramie Street in Peoria, Illinois
Earlier he had been a machinist at the Keystone Steel & Wire Co. for 10 years. He was a member of Peoria Aerio 265, FOE, and Abingdon Lodge 185, AF&AM, at Abingdon. Born in [Jerome, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County] Iowa Aug. 3, 1905, he was a son of William and Elizabeth Rodgers Baxter, and married Goldie B[elle] Lance [born 11 January 1902 in Breeds, Fulton County, Illinois; died 14 December 1967 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois] in Peoria April 20, 1925.
  Surviving are his wife; his mother; one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Collins; two sons, Phillip [Clair] Baxter [born 17 February 1932; died 4 November 1994 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois] and William [Charles] Baxter [born 4 July 1939; died 28 June 1969 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois], all of Peoria; five sisters, Mrs. Helen Whitney of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Margaret Wright of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Maxine Matayo of Canton and Mrs. Shirley Davis of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Neil Baxter of Canton and Kenneth G. Baxter of Normal; and six grandchildren. Four sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
William Robert and Goldie Belle (Lance) Baxter's
Gravestone in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Illinois
  The above obituary and pictures are from the Baxter Family Tree on Ancestry.com posted and owned by JeepGirl2010.

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