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Dr Newton Diehl Baker Sr.

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Dr Newton Diehl Baker Sr.

Birth
Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA
Death
6 Feb 1908 (aged 66)
Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA
Plot
OO Mausoleum
Memorial ID
25968246 View Source

He was the Son of Elias Baker, Was married to Mary Ann Dukehart Baker of Jefferson County. After an unsuccessful venture in southern Virginia with an iron mill, he returned to Martinsburg and then Shepherdstown where he had a general store in each place. At the age of 19 he entered the Confederate army and remained in Stuarts Calvalry until the end of the War. On his return from the war in 1865, Newton Baker went to Baltimore to study medicine at the University of Maryland. He had attended one year at Wittenburg College at Springfield, Ohio, but hadn't completed his course work. In 1867, he graduated from the University of Maryland as a physician and moved back to Martinsburg, where he bought a home and practice of Dr. Quigley. From that time until his death he practiced medicine on E. Burke Street.

(His son was Newton Diehl Baker was private secretary to Postmaster General Wilson, Lawyer in Martinsburg and Cleveland, Ohio, City Solicitor of Cleveland and Mayor from 1912 to 1916, Appointed Secretary of War by President Wilson serving from 1916-03-07 to 1921-03-04. Appointed by President Coolidge in 1928 as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague.) Today the Newton D Baker Veterans Affairs Medical Center and that entire area of Baker Heights bares his son's name.

He was the Son of Elias Baker, Was married to Mary Ann Dukehart Baker of Jefferson County. After an unsuccessful venture in southern Virginia with an iron mill, he returned to Martinsburg and then Shepherdstown where he had a general store in each place. At the age of 19 he entered the Confederate army and remained in Stuarts Calvalry until the end of the War. On his return from the war in 1865, Newton Baker went to Baltimore to study medicine at the University of Maryland. He had attended one year at Wittenburg College at Springfield, Ohio, but hadn't completed his course work. In 1867, he graduated from the University of Maryland as a physician and moved back to Martinsburg, where he bought a home and practice of Dr. Quigley. From that time until his death he practiced medicine on E. Burke Street.

(His son was Newton Diehl Baker was private secretary to Postmaster General Wilson, Lawyer in Martinsburg and Cleveland, Ohio, City Solicitor of Cleveland and Mayor from 1912 to 1916, Appointed Secretary of War by President Wilson serving from 1916-03-07 to 1921-03-04. Appointed by President Coolidge in 1928 as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague.) Today the Newton D Baker Veterans Affairs Medical Center and that entire area of Baker Heights bares his son's name.


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