Solomon Emory “Buddy” Baker

Solomon Emory “Buddy” Baker

Kentucky, USA
Death 19 Jan 1923 (aged 66)
Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 85106049 · View Source
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1860 Census Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky
Baker, Elija 27 M W VA
Mary 25 F W KY
Marilda 8 F W KY
Arminda 6 F W KY
Solomon 4 M W KY***********
Henry 2 M W KY
1870 Census Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky
Baker, Elijah 37 M W VA
Mary 35 F W KY
Arminda 16 F W KY
Solomon 14M W KY**************
Henry 12 M W KY
Elcaney 10 M W KY
Lorenzo 4 M W KY

1880 Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky
Elijah Baker b. about 1833 M age 47 Farmer
Mary wife F age 45
Solomon Baker son M 24*********
Alhanie son M 20
L. Dough M 14

1900 Millstone, Letcher County, Kentucky Census
Series: T623 Roll: 538 Page: 103

BAKER SOLOMON E Head age 44 b.Feb 1856 Male White b.KY parents b. KY KY married 6 yrs Attorney At Law **********

HELEN C. Wife b. Jul 1855 age 44 Female White b. VA parents b. VA VA MARRIED 6 YEARS, 0 children

LUTHER (looks written as "Suther") son b. Jan 1882 age 18 single Male White b. VA parents b. VA KY Farm Laborer

ELIJAH son white male b. May 1884 age 16 single born KY parents born KY KY Farm Laborer
CLARENCE son white male born Jan 1887 age 13 single born KY parents b. KY KY

MILLARD son white male b. Jun 1890 9years old single born KY parents b. KY KY


partial transcription printed in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper in 1909

"I was born Feb 7 1856 on a farm in Letcher county.... In the year 1882 I received an appointment to a Clerkship in the Interior Department in the city of Washington D.C. and entered upon my duties on Sept 22 of that year and held the said position until Feb 28, 1883.... I studied law and attended Lectures of the National Law College in said city but was prevented from graduating owning to the fact that my baby was attacked by fever and I could not take the examination and before another term I had resigned and came home. When I had been home about a year the good people of Letcher County were so urgent in their demands that I consented to become a candidate for the office of County Judge and at the August election 1890 I was elected and held office for four years and am willing that my people shall judge me by my record. I was admitted to the bar as a practicing attorney in June 1892 and have continued to follow it as my business until the present time....(1909)

1910 Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky
Baker, Solomon E Head age 54 M2 married 17 years b. KY occupation atty at law ***************
Helen C. wife age 54 married M2 17 years no children b. KY
Henry M. son age 20 single his father born KY mother b. VA occupation is clerk in Atty office

1920 Letcher County Kentucky Census
Salyer, Sallie widow
Salyer, Tyree son age 23
Salyer Johnny son age 19
Salyer Clarence Son age 12
Baker, Bud age 55 widower Lawyer
Collins Sam age 36 County Judge
Harvey, Louis age 25 Lawyer
Combs, Stephen age 30 Judge

Solomon's grave is in and enclosed section that has a wrought iron fence around it

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  • Created by: Kristie Lana (Reynolds) Davis
  • Added: 17 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85106049
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Solomon Emory “Buddy” Baker (7 Feb 1856–19 Jan 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85106049, citing Fields and Day Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Kristie Lana (Reynolds) Davis (contributor 47643708) .