Charles S. L. Baker, widely known St. Joseph negro inventor, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, 1712 Messanie street. He is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Belle Hardy, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Sherrell and Mrs. Samuel Todd, St. Joseph. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 o'clock p.m., and burial will be at Savannah . . .

Source: St. Joseph News-Press, 6 May 1926, p. 3, col. 6