Feb. 23, 1840 Pensacola Escambia County Florida, USA
May 28, 1910 New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA
Son of Captain James McCutcheon Baker, a native of Pennsylvania, and Ann Eliza Mercer, a native of Baltimore. Brother of Marion A. Baker, Alden Baker, Capt. James McCutcheon Baker, and Major Henry H. Baker; his elder sister preceded him in death.
Married first to Miss Constance Fell who died, and then to Miss Mary C. Fell, who survives him with their daughter, Miss Constance Baker.
Sergeant, Confederate Army, Civil War
Served in Co. C, 1st (Rightor's) Battalion, Louisiana Infantry, Co. C,1st (Nelligan's) Louisiana Infantry and in the 4th Company, Battalion Washington Artillery.
Spent the last year of the war in the Confederate Navy, assigned to the Confederate Ironclad Tuscaloosa.
Reporter for The Picayune newspaper, one of the founders of the New Orleans Herald newspaper, and eventually managing editor of the Times-Democrat newspaper.