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James E. Baker

  • Birth 27 Feb 1848 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 5 Jun 1906 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot Section P, Lot 97
  • Memorial ID 64466326

James E. Baker was borne of the union of Samuel Hodgdon Baker (1817-1901) and Mary Ann Howell (1822-1906). He was born February 27, 1848 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, the 3rd of eight children. His father had a thriving business in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, building carriages and coaches to order. Samuel's real property was valued at $3000 in 1860 and $4000 in 1870. James, unlike a few of his brothers who worked building the carriages, was a clerk who worked for his father. On April 19, 1876, he married Nannie Pearl Patton, b. March 1858, of Kentucky. They were blessed with a son, George G., [named after Nannie's father, George R. Patton, a native of Virginia], b.Jan 28, 1879, and a daughter, Ruth Pearl, b.in 1882. When the 1900 U S Census was taken June 1st, 1900, James, at age 52, was a salesman. Nannie was 42 and their son, George, now 21, had returned from fighting in the Spanish-American War(Co.F, Kentucky Infantry). Their daughter, Ruth, was not listed in the census and may have been away at school. She went on to marry in 1905 to Jacob Knapp, a foreman for a carriage works company and they made their home in the Bloom Twp., Glenwood Village, Cook Co., Illinois. On June 5th, 1906, James died. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, where his other family members were interred. His distraught wife, now a widow, moved in with Ruth and Jacob, who, by 1910, had two daughters, Louane, age 4, and Dorothy, age 2. Nannie was a dressmaker for private families at the time the census was taken. Nannie Pearl Baker passed from this life on April 8th, 1926. She is buried at Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, where her son, George G. Baker, was buried Feb 3rd, 1923. May they all Rest in Peace in Paradise.


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  • Maintained by: Kathie L. Webb Blair
  • Originally Created by: babs
  • Added: 20 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64466326
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James E. Baker (27 Feb 1848–5 Jun 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64466326, citing Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Kathie L. Webb Blair (contributor 47399339) .