|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1834|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 1918|
William Barnett Baker was the second son and the sixth child of Absalom Baker and Harriet Gentry. He was born and raised in Van Buren Twp., Monroe Co., IN.
At the age of twenty he purchased an eighty acre farm in the same township.
He married 5 Oct 1857 to Harriet R. Denny, the daughter of James H. Denny, a successful farmer. The couple had four children:
Florence G [1859 – 1934]
Mary H [1860 – 1935]
Thomas A [1863 – 1938]
Jennie R [1865-1866]
His wife died November 6, 1865, most likely as a result of complications following the birth of their last child.
In Sept. 1865 he sold his farm and moved to Stanford where he opened a general merchandise store, under the firm name of Baker Bros.
He remarried on Sep 27 1866, to Miss Hannah Yoho, daughter of Samuel Yoho. Mrs. Baker was a member of the Baptist church. They had one child---
Birdie O. [1868-1898].
Baker Bros. continued until 1872, at which time they sold out, one year later repurchasing the same stock.
In July 1881 Absalom moved to Bloomington where he became County Commissioner. He served as Postmaster at Stanford for several years, and as Township Assessor for two years. On August 6, 1883 he formed a partnership with C.S. Neeld. He was still operating a grocery in 1900.
Politically he was a Republican.
Paraphrased from "Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: historical and biographical" By Charles Blanchard"
Absalom Baker (1802 - 1869)
Harriet Jane Gentry Baker (1806 - 1855)
Harriet R Denny Baker (1840 - 1865)
Hannah Yoho Baker (1844 - 1923)
Florence G. Baker Carmichael (1859 - 1934)*
Mary Hall Baker Breeden (1860 - 1935)*
Thomas A. Baker (1863 - 1938)*
Jennie R Baker (1865 - 1866)*
Birdie Baker Dewees (1868 - 1898)*
Richard H Baker (1828 - 1890)*
Nancy Rebecca Baker (1829 - 1844)*
Harriet Jane Baker Adams (1830 - 1865)*
William Barnett Baker (1834 - 1918)
Polina D. Baker Walker (1838 - 1926)*
Howard Absalom Baker (1840 - 1884)*
Thomas Robertson Baker (1844 - 1861)*
Created by: Beth
Record added: Jun 11, 2010
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