"W. E. BAKER, attorney, Veedersburg, was born in 1831, near Harper's Ferry, Maryland. In Septembert 1842 he came with his parents and located in Fountain County. He served an apprenticeship of 3 years at milling.
In 1861 he enlisted as a private in the United States service. afterward he was elected 2nd Lt. in Co H 2nd NY Cav which office he resigned and a second time enlisted in Co. C 154th Ind Vols and was discharged at the close of the war.
Returning home he entered into the study of law in 1870 at Covington was admitted to the bar in Fountain County common pleas court. The subject of this sketch lives in Veedersburg.
As an attorney he is considered a man of proficiency and has a good practice. In poltics he is a loyal democrat and was heard to remark that should the old flag be dishonored, the first thing he would do would be to raise a company to defend that starry emblem of liberty and prosperity." - History of Fountain County, Indiana by H.W. Beckwith, 1881
William was the Postmaster of Cole Creek, Indiana from December 24, 1863 to March 12, 1864.
Created by: Lesa Epperson
Record added: Nov 08, 2009
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