|Birth: ||May 17, 1821|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1906|
INSCRIPTION: Surgeon CSA
This modest stone marks the final resting place of Richard Baker, medical pioneer of Catawba County, North Carolina.
He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1844 and obstained his M.D. degree from the University of Maryland in 1846. He married Ann Williams Laytor Johnson (Nancy Johnson, 1824-1910) in Chowan County, N.C. in the year 1849. They moved to Hickory in 1871.
The Richard Baker Hospital was founded in 1911. For many years it retained the name and provided quality care for people in Catawba County and surrounding areas. In the late 20th century, the hospital complex became Frye Regional Medical Center. 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Richard Baker Hospital. His cemetery marker may be humble, but his contribution to mankind was not.
Dr. Baker practiced medicine for 61 years in the manner of the old country doctor. He made house calls and answered the call in any weather. With the passing of Dr. Baker and his contempories, it was the ending of an era.
(Thanks to member 47564027 for the biographical information above)
Ann Williams Taylor Johnson Baker (1824 - 1910)
Ann Johnson Baker (1851 - 1861)*
John Burgess Baker (1853 - 1906)*
Mary Wynne Baker (1856 - 1861)*
Susan Virginia Baker Anderson (1860 - 1907)*
Beverly Earl Baker (1863 - 1904)*
Cornelia Letitia Baker (1867 - 1869)*
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Armantia
Record added: Feb 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10503747