Biography of Charles A. Baker
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Baker, Charles A., druggist, was horn at Stafford Springs, Conn., February 17, 1833, a son of Henry Church and Eunice (Kingsley) Baker. His father began the business of furniture manufacturing at Stafford Springs, Conn., an enterprise in which he achieved considerable success and which is still conducted by his descendants. On the maternal side Mr. Baker is connected with the family of the Rev. Charles Kingsley of England. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and at Monson Academy. He began husines as a druggist in the store of C. H. Grant in his native town, and two years later went to Hartford, Conn., and was a drug clerk under John H. Pitkin for some time, then entered the employ of Joseph T. Brown, the widely known and successful druggist of Boston. He began the drug business for himself on Harrison avenue, Boston. Owing to ill health and a desire to follow his occupation without keeping his store open on Sunday, he sold out his Boston interest in 1858, came to Fall River and opened a drug store at 67 South Main street, where he has since done a very successful business, his store having sustained a high reputatioii He has always kept his store at Fall River closed for general business on Sundays. Mr. Baker was one of the first members of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy at Boston. He is a deacon in the Central Congregational Church of Fall River and deeply interested in church and Sunday school work. He was married in November, 1857, to Melissa D. Harding of Boston, and they have two children: Mary A. and Charles L. Baker, attorney at law.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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