Baker, Glen Allen (April 21, 1896 - June 16, 1941)

Converse Rancher Bleeds to Death

From Kick of Horse Animal's Hoof Drives Pocket Knife Into Lower Abdomen Severing Artery

Douglas Budget - June 19, 1941

Glen Baker, 45, Converse county rancher for the past 21 years, met a tragic and lonely death in his cornfield Monday afternoon, when it is thought one of his team of horses kicked him in the lower side, driving a closed pocket knife into his abdomen several inches and severing an artery.

The examining physician and coroner pronounced it a sudden death and expressed doubt that the man's life could have been saved even if aide had been on the spot at the time.

No on witnessed the accident. Baker is said to have been running a horse drawn corn planter at the time and it is thought the horse kicked him as he stepped from the machine for some unknown purpose.

His body was found by a daughter, Mildred, who was riding in the vicinity and who had noticed the horses standing idle.

Glen Allen Baker had been a rancher in Converse county since 1920. His place was in the Box Creek area, about 35 miles north of Douglas.

He was born at Elgin, Neb., on April 21, 1896. Before coming to Douglas he had been a resident of Alliance, Neb. He was a World War veteran.

On February 19, 1920, he was married to Miss Clara Belle Miller. Three daughters were born to this union, Betty, Mildred and Ella, all of whom survive him. Surviving also are his widow; his mother, Mrs. Fannie Miskimen of Alliance, Neb.; two brothers, W.H. Baker of McMinnville, Ore., and O.W. Baker of Casper; two sister, Mrs. Jesse Fink of Douglas and Mrs. William Warnke of Ericson, Neb., and two half brothers, Leslie Miskimen of Douglas and Elmo Miskimen of Alliance.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. W.W. Maxwell in charge. Burial will be in Douglas Park cemetery.


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