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Conn Baker
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1871
Toledo
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1944
Columbus
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

Athlete, dare devil, artist. The son of Burr and Jenny Carter Baker, Conn Baker took up bicycle racing as a teenager in the 1880s. He soon held several world records for speed and endurance. Baker was the first person to perfect a "loop-the-loop" using a safety bicycle. He joined the Forepaugh and Sells Circus in 1901, performing under the stage name of J.C. Carter, aka, "Allo, Diavolo!" He later toured Asia, where he met his future wife Laura Calvert, a member of the Tiller Girls troupe, which was also touring in India. Baker purchased the David Beers house, a 1805 log cabin, and moved it to Norwich Avenue in Columbus to use as his studio, and later, his home; still standing, it is the oldest residence in all of Franklin County Ohio. After retiring from circus performing, he focused on his landscape painting. He was active in the Ohio Republican Party and worked for the State of Ohio Auditor's office for many years. He and his wife had one daughter, Miriam. Baker was the grandfather of artist Conn Baker Gibney. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Laura Calvert Baker (1879 - 1965)
 
 Children:
  Miriam Poona Baker Gibney (1910 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Columbus
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Lot 157, Space 5 / Old Union
 
Created by: Stu Haley
Record added: Jul 02, 2009
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- Lance
 Added: Mar. 31, 2013

- Mark Morgan
 Added: Sep. 7, 2010
For simply being a wonderful man who filled his world around his with wonderment.
- Stu Haley
 Added: Jul. 2, 2009
 
 
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