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 Ira Stillman Baker

Ira Stillman Baker

Birth
South Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 30 Dec 1889 (aged 77)
Burial Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 86358261 · View Source
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BAKER, IRA STHLMAN, man of affairs, was born on the Baker homestead in South Rehoboth, Mass., July 20, 1812. He was the son of Samuel Baker. Jr.. and Patience (Pierce) Baker. Through his father he was descended from Samson Mason of Swansea, Mass., and through his mother from Capt. Michael Pierce of Scituate, the famous Indian fighter. He married, (1) Sarah Ann Allen, by whom he had Otis Allen (see sketch) and Andrew; (2) Harriet Wheaton Horton, daughter of James Horton 2d, by whom he had Josephine L., Adelaide F. (married Joseph A. Arnold), Seth W. (married Nancy W. Lake), Angeline M (married David H. Bosworth), Isadore S. (married Hiram W. Kingman), H. Lenora, and John B.

Mr. Baker was prominent in town affairs for many years, and in 1860 was representative to the General Court. He was repeatedly chosen to the office of selectman, and was also Town Clerk and Town Treasurer, a series of honors seldom falling to one man. He at the same time carried on the farm which his father and grandfather had tllled before him, and like them owned and managed a saw-mill and grist-mill. He possessed a large fund of vitality and his judgment was excellent. He was very fond of music, and for many years taught singing-school. Hymns of praise were his delight, and his children recall with pleasure the songful hours of the home.

Source:
A History of Rehoboth, Massachusetts: Its History for 275 Years, 1643-1918 ... page 307-308


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Passed on Dec 30 1889. Aged 77 yrs 5 mo & 10 days.


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  • Created by: David Tague
  • Added: 7 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86358261
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ira Stillman Baker (20 Jul 1812–30 Dec 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86358261, citing Hix Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by David Tague (contributor 47587445) .