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Lyman Baker Collection--World War I photos

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2016-064

Content Description

The collection consists of photographs relating to Lyman F. Baker and his service during World War I. One postcard is a view of Lyman in uniform. Lyman F. Baker was born August 9, 1899 in Doland (S.D.) to Latimer and Mary (Wheeler) Baker. He died on September 20, 1918 at Fort Dix (N.J.) of the Spanish Influenza. He was buried at Prairie Valley Cemetery, Raymond (S.D.). A second photo is of the Baker family including Latimer, Mary (Wheeler), Charles, Lillie, Chestie/Justina, Lyman and Francis. A sixth child, Frederick had not been born. The image dates to around 1906. A third photograph (7”x 10”) is of Troop H, First South Dakota Cavalry on the streets of Clark (S.D.) during mobilization on July 15, 1917. The troop stands in front of the Lien Grocery store and part of Anderson Garage. (Citation on page 76 from Centennial History of the Northern Two-Thirds of Clark County.). The final photograph (8”x16”) is of a number of troops of the First South Dakota Cavalry, 2nd Squadron while stationed at Camp Cody (N.M.) taken by Griffith and Co photographers. **Photocopy of typescript letter donated 6/12/2017. Letter by Lyman Baker written at Camp Dix dated September 11, 1918.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1906
  • 1917
  • 1918

Creator

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet