|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1796|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun., 1879|
New York, USA
Brooklyn Eagle, March 11, 1870:
"A Golden Wedding
Celebration of the Event by Relatives
A Party After The Old Style
The Presents and Other Features:
The parlors, and, in fact, every room in the capacious dwelling No. 25 Fourth street, E.D., occupied by Mr. Nathaniel Parks, were last evening teeming with an influx of relatives and intimate friends of the family, called together to properly celebrate the fiftieth wedding anniversary of the parents of that gentleman's worthy companion, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker, who in 1820 were united in wedlock by the Rev. Mr. Crowell, then pastor of the Forsyth street M. E. Church. Mr. Baker, who is now seventy-three years of age, was born at Patchogue, L.I., in the year 1797, is still hale and hearty and in many respects apparently younger than ordinary men at fifty, finding no inconvenience in following the general avocations of a stirring every-day life backed with plenty of muscular exercise. His estimable wife is but two years his junior, and bears her age with the same remarkable ease and grace. Both joined in the hilarity of the hour, to a certain extent, seemingly the better able to appreciate the pleasure of the event from the active part assumed by them so long ago, and of which, and the happy years with their mutual joys and sorrows, they were a constant reminder. Present with them were brothers and other relatives of the happy old couple, who, in no small way, added greatly to the enjoyment of the occasion by their quaint ways and sayings, and general fund of good humor, of which there was no lack.
With the ladies this was probably one of the most important considerations, and though not of regal order were evidently chosen by the doners more in the light of mementoes. They consisted of a gold watch and chain, rings, and breastpins, sleeve buttons, lockets with portraits and other articles, besides which was a cream and sugar set of superb design, all of which were carefully scrutinized by the company and remarked upon. A formal presentation was made by Mr. N. Park in a unique and happy speech which was delivered amid shouts of laughter and general approval. This over, the company engaged in dancing to the music of Mr. J. DeWitt and son until summoned to the dining room where was spread a first-class and unexceptionable supper, gotten up in Weeks' best style. Here like above stairs fun reigned supreme, and toasts were freely interchanged between the jingling of champagne glasses. Aged sires and grand-children mingled together as members of a united and happy family only can do, and for true enjoyment the affair by far excelled any of the more modern productions where it takes one all the evening to become acquainted with his neighbor.
Dancing was resumed after refreshments had imparted new vigor to the company, and was kept up until near daylight, when the adieux were said amid wishes for many reunions in the years to come. Among the older members of the family present were, Harry Baker and Smith, respectively a brother and son of Mr. Charles Baker, three sons-in-law Messrs. William Gumbs, Nathaniel Parks, and C. Schwab, and Messrs. J. Bess, J. H. Redman, Chas. Bailey, E.M. Hussey, D. Allen, and Townsend Titus, all choice spirits alive to everything that would best conduce to the pleasure of this rare event."
Julia F. Baker (1799 - 1885)*
Eliza Clarissa Baker Parks (1832 - 1911)*
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 1963 Section 80
Created by: c sato
Record added: Sep 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58207856
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