Biography of Amos H. Baker


Baker, Hon. Amos H., Hamburg, was born in the town of Eden, Erie county, in 1838. He was educated in the schools of that day and Aurora Academy. He taught school four winter terms and then took a course in Bryant & Stratton's Commercial College of Buffalo and was graduated in 1864. He was in the oil regions eight years and in 1872 purchased a home in Hamburg. When the People's Bank was organized in 1890 Mr. Baker was elected first vice-president of the bank, and in 1893 was elected its president. He was member of assembly from Erie county in 1885 and 1886, and again in 1889. He has married twice; first, in 1864, to Matilda M., daughter of Stephen Kane. Mrs. Baker died in March of-the following year, and he married, in 1872, Mrs. Alice M. Budroe. Mr. Baker's father, Erastus, was born in Vermont in 1789 and was a soldier in the war of 1812. He was married twice; first, to Roxie Booth, then to Marilla Shepard and they had eight children.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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