Biography of Louis W. Baker
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Baker, Louis W., was born in Oneida county, November 12, 1853, of German ancestry, his father having been a native of that country who came to America, dying in Oneida county aged seventy four. He married Harriet Smith, a native of New York city, now living aged sixty nine. Louis W. was educated in the common schools of Holland Patent and the Oswego State Normal School, class of '78. He taught four terms, was principal of Red Creek Union Seminary four years and six months, then taught one year in Soule College at New Orleans, La. During this time he devoted every opportunity to the study of law, under Judge Nutting, and was admitted to the bar in January, 1886, at Syracuse. He at once opened an office in the Grant Block at Oswego, which he still continues. He has given special attention to criminal law, but has a large general practice. In 1886 he was elected special surrogate of Oswego county, which office he still holds. September 8, 1880, he married Helen E. Cornish of Oswego, daughter of George J. and Sophia (Otis) Cornish, the grandfather of his wife having served in the war of 1812. They have one child, Harry D., born March 21, 1884.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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