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Dr Reuben Baker
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1811
Death: Jan. 6, 1881

Dr. Reuben Baker, the subject of this sketch was born in Somerset County, State of Maine, February 11, 1811. In 1817 his parents moved to the then Far West, and settled in Butler County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood and read medicine. In 1835 he came to Tippecanoe County and settled in Concord, Lauramie township, to practice his chosen profession. In this he rose to prominence in some twelve years’ residence and practice in this vicinity. In 1839, on the 20th day of June, he was married to his now bereaved compassion then Miss Catherine Gladden, daughter of Joseph Gladden, with whom he lived forty-two years. He identified himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church in early life, and remained a firm believer of its doctrines until his death, for some time in his more active manhood holding responsible official relations thereto as a leader, and in other official positions. He was elected to, and served one term in the Legislature of Indiana, during the years of 1869 and 1870. Since retiring from the practice of his profession he has served the community in various public ways much of his time, and in this, by principle, he was honest and upright, ever aiming to be on the side of the poor and oppressed. He once hired a run away slave, who, by all appearances was white. When the slave’s owner retrieved the slave, it so angered Reuben that he became an avowed Abolitionist of the county. His remains were laid away in Concord cemetery January 8, 1881, a very large concourse of friends following them thereto. He is a brother to Dr. Moses Baker, and leaves a large number of relatives who while rejoicing his relief form afflictions mourn his passing. 
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  Reuben Baker (1785 - 1848)
  Hannah Whitten Baker (1785 - 1862)
  Catherine G Gladden Baker (1820 - 1908)
  Reuben Baker (1811 - 1881)
  Moses Baker (1828 - 1888)*
  David Baker (1831 - 1838)*
*Calculated relationship
Concord Cemetery
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
Record added: Jul 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7705656
Dr Reuben Baker
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Dr Reuben Baker
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Dr Reuben Baker
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- Thelma Brooks Morgan
 Added: Jul. 24, 2003

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