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Daniel Baker
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1866
North Liberty
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1937
Spokane County
Washington, USA


Daniel Baker. The enterprising farmer, fruit and stock raiser of whom we now speak is one of the substantial men of the vicinity of Chesley, and has a good farm, well improved, two miles east from that village. He took the land from the wildness of nature's regions and made it, by his labors, a good farm.

Daniel Baker was born in St. Joseph County, Indiana, being the son of Samuel and Barbara(Coble) Baker. The father was born in Virginia, in 1819 and died in 1884. He was a pioneer in Indiana, practiced medicine there and was a member of the Dunkard Church. The mother was born in Pennsylvania, in 1824 and is still living. Daniel grew to the age of fifteen in his native place and received there his education. Then the family removed to Gage County, Nebraska, where the lived for fourteen years. When seventeen, he went to work for himself and the next year rented land and soon therafter bouught land for himself. In 1887 he went to Oregon and lived for two years, traveling all over the state in exploration. Then he returned to Nebraska and lived there until 1895, in which year he journedyed to the west again, this time to Vancouver, Washington. The next year he came to the reservation and on May 27, 1897, he selected and settled upon his present place. Here has been the family home and the scene of Mr. Baker's labors since that time.

On November 3, 1892, in Nebraska, Mr. Baker married Flora Knoedler, daughter of George and Albina Pitts, natives of Ohio and born in 1844 and 1845, respectively.

Mrs. Baker has the following brothers and sisters: Sollis, a physician in Denver; Cora Coleman, in Nebraska; Walter, in Nez Perces county; Arthur, in Lincoln, Nebraska; Eva, at home.

The following named persons are brothers and sisters of Mr. Baker: Jane Morse, in Nebraska; Susan Cripe, in Indiana; Abram, in Nebraska; Jacob, in Wisconsin; Sarah Chenemann and Elizabeth Wendell, both in Nebraska; Nevada Brant, in British Columbia.

Five children have been born to this union, Alma, Elsie, Mabel, Scott and Edith.

Family links: 
  Samuel Baker (1819 - 1885)
  Barbara Coble Baker (1824 - 1907)
  Flora F Pitts/Knoedler Baker (1867 - 1919)*
  Alma Dolly Joslin Baker Harris (1893 - 1983)*
  Ethel Baker (1894 - 1895)*
  Scott Ellis Baker (1901 - 1906)*
  Rufus Charles Baker (1906 - 1985)*
  Eliza Jane Louise Baker Morse (1849 - 1946)*
  Jacob Baker (1856 - 1934)*
  Fannie Baker (1864 - 1882)*
  Daniel Baker (1866 - 1937)
*Calculated relationship
Lookout Cemetery
Nez Perce County
Idaho, USA
Created by: nuff
Record added: Feb 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47714501
Daniel Baker
Added by: nuff
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My Grandpa, I didn't know you well, but some day I hope we will become better acquainted. I remember when you came to live with us, those last months of your life.
- Mary B
 Added: Nov. 19, 2010

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