Ruby El Hult in Northwest Disaster: Avalanche and Fire lists “W. H. Baker, from Minnesota” in her “Death List – 1910 Fire” on page 221.

    Betty Goodwin Spencer in The Big Blowup has this entry on page 220 for “H. W.” Baker: “Buried on Setser Creek. Mrs. E. W. Kellogg of Helena, Montana, friend of or a sister. Have not recently heard from Mrs. Kellogg although she has written.”

    The U. S. Census of 1910 has an Eliza W. Kellogg, age 34, living in Helena, Montana, and whose father was born in Ohio and mother was born in Indiana. The census says she was born in Montana.

    Additional note –

        The 1900 census has Eliza married to Joseph W. Kellogg at Helena.    

    W. H. Baker is number 22 on Weigle's 1911 list of those who died,  with the following notations:

    Buried on Setser Creek. We wrote to Mrs. Martha Bachus, Box 372 Luverne, Minnesota, and through her we have established the identity of W. H. Baker, she being a sister. She states that his brother and father are living in San Antonio, Texas. We have again written to Mrs. Bachus for further information concerning the identity of this man.
            Aug. 20 - 10 hours
                    21 - 12  
                            22 hours, $5.50 amount due.

        The body of W. H. Baker was exhumed in 1912 with 25 others at Setzer Creek and reburied at the Woodlawn Cemetery in St. Maries,  Idaho.


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