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Rev. Elias Baker Dies in Fitkin
Funeral Services for Association Member Tomorrow in St. Paul's church244
A member of the Ocean Grove Campmeeting Association since January 1941, and a summer resident of Ocean Grove with his family for the past 17 years, the Rev. Elias B. Baker 61, of Philadelphia and 9 Surf Avenue, died Wednesday morning in Fitkin hospital.
Funeral Services will be held tomorrow afternoon in St. Paul's church with the Rev. Drs. George W. Henson, president of the association; Robert C. Wells, association member and chairman of its program and devotional committee, and B. Harrison Decker, pastor of St. Paul's officiating. Burial will be made in Hamilton cemetery.
Rev. Baker was trained for the Methodist ministry at Williamsport Dickinson seminary and Dickinson College. He was admitted to the Philadelphia conference in March, 1913, and served effectively in the following named pastorates: Atglen, Broad Street Lancaster, Pa., Hamburg, Pa., Fairfill, Ebeneezer Manyunk, Sayers memorial and Tioga churches in Philadelphia, West Chester, Pa., and Glenside, Pa.
Rev. Baker was first taken ill in February and last month he retired from the ministry because of his health. At that time he was serving as pastor of Tioga church. Several weeks ago he was brought to Ocean Grove by the local fist aid squad ambulance and he had intended making the Surf avenue property his all-year residence.
He was taken to Fitkin hospital by the ambulance on Sunday and was under oxygen until his death.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother Mrs. Warren Baker of the Surf avenue address; two daughters, Mrs. Louis W. Mitchell of Philadelphia and 35 Pitman avenue, Ocean Grove, and Mrs. Albert Strassburger, 114 Cookman avenue; two sons, Elias B. Baker, jr. of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., and Harry Warren Baker of Philadelphia; and six grandchildren, David I. and Louis W Mitchell, jr., Katherine and Albert Strassburger, jr., Gertrude and Elias Baker 3rd.
Rev. Baker was a member on the program and devotional committee for the association and, according to Dr. Henson, he "served with fidelity to the end."
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