Henry Millard Baker
and Cora Mae Dunz
Henry Millard Baker b 15 Jun 1890 KY d 28 Jul 1922 Louisville, Jefferson Co KY; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co KY; s/o Solomon Emory Buddy Baker and Hortense Friley. Henry Millard Baker m. Cora Mae Dunz b 16 Jul 1894 d 19 Jun 1977; buried Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co KY. Child of Henry Millard Baker and Cora Mae Dunz;
1. Henry Millard Baker b 8 Dec 1919 Jeffersonville, IN d 1936 Jefferson Co KY; age 17; while playing football of a spinal cord injury; buried Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co KY.
2. Female Baker
Letcher Man Killed
Millard Baker, Former
Well Known Citizen Killed in Louisville
Mt Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY, 3 Aug 1922
A chilly sensation spread rapidly over the town Friday when a telegram from Louisville announced the killing of Millard Baker, son of Judge S. E. Baker, of our town. Details of the affair and how the young man lost his life were at first lacking except the statement that he had been killed by Prohibition officers. (Killed 28 Jul 1922 Louisville, KY). Later, however, the Louisville papers were full of desriptions of the incident.
It seems that young Baker was heading a bunch of men driving a large truck bent on taking a large quantity of whiskey from a government warehouse in that city. After the truck had been loaded it was intercepted by Prohibition officers, led by U. G. McFarland, and soon shooting began. However, it appears almost certain that no shots were fired at the officers from the truck. Baker was instantly killed and another man severely wounded.
A third man made good his escape but was afterward arrested. From descriptions it seems to have been a well set trap by government officials to arrest the men after they had secured the whiskey.
Millard Baker was the youngest son of Judge Baker and was reared here from his youth. He belonged to our very best failies and was well connected throughout the county. Some five years ago after finishing his education in some of the best schools in the State he went into the military service of the government and in the late war made quite a record for valiant service. While located in Louisville he went from one good position to another till he became well known throughout the city.
Resigning his connection with the city government he started a buisiness of his own. Some years ago he married a prominent young lady of Jeffersonville, IN and at the time of his death had two small children. In the bereavement of Mrs. Baker, the now feeble father, mother, the brothers and all relatives and friends we join. May the smiles of a better and brighter day dawn.
The death certificate lists his age at death as 32 years 1 month 12 days. His occupation as Soft Drink Stand Proprietor. His parents as Solomon E Baker and Hortense Lee. His cause of death as Gun Shot wounds of Chest (Homicide). Place of Burial as Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co KY.