|Birth: ||Nov. 1, 1835|
|Death: ||Aug. 28, 1892|
Clark L. Baker was born in Butler Co., Ohio, the son of Ephraim Baker Jr. and Rebecca (Hawthorne) Baker. Clark arrived in Tippecanoe Co. with his parents and siblings in May, 1854. His first marriage on Aug. 26, 1858 was to Martha Ann Fickle, daughter of Hugh and Isabelle Fickle of Perry Twp. She died Nov. 12, 1881. They had ten children, eight of whom died and are buried in Oxford Cemetery.
In 1878 he was elected to a term in the Indiana State Legislature and he also served several terms as township trustee. In 1880 he constructed a toll road from the Eight Mile House east to the county line. This was an election year and Hancock was the democratic candidate for President, so because of this and because the road was narrow, it was always jokingly called the "Hancock Pig Path".
He was a member of the Dayton Memorial Church and was elected an elder in 1871 and served until his death in 1892.
His second wife was Lois Ann Sims, a daughter of William Sims of Clinton Co., who he married Oct 2, 1883. They had no children.
(Bio information provided by Carol Cain)
Created by: G. Frantz
Record added: Sep 27, 2007
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