Biography of Albert E. Baker
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Baker, Albert E., son of Perry and Mary S. Griffin Baker, was born in Quaker Springs, July 24, 1864. There were seven children in his father's family; those surviving are Charles H., a farmer in Wayville, N. Y.; Isaac, who resides in Gloversville, N. Y.; William P., the youngest son, who resides at home; Elizabeth, wife of Charles Carpenter of Albany; Ruth, wife of Augustus Turner of Ketchum's Corners; and Bertha, who resides at home. Mr. Baker was educated at Colgate University and the Albany Business College. At twenty-two years of age he left home and went west and was for six years connected with the People's Railway at Kansas City, Mo. On his return to Saratoga county he went to New York city and was for some time engaged in the produce business, buying and handling country produce, which business he still continues. In 1895 he purchased the Perkins farm of 126 acres and has since devoted part of his time to general farming and the breeding of fine cattle, notably the Holstein and Dutch Betters; his flock of South Down sheep is among the finest; he also takes a great interest in turkeys, of which his flock is the finest and best in the township. Mr. Baker is energetic and thorough. always abreast of the times and in keeping with the age. Though not an active politician, Mr. Baker has always been an active and consistent worker in the ranks of the Republican party and is a strong believer in its principles. January 14, 1896, Mr. Baker married Daisy Naylor, daughter of Rev. J. Naylor, a Baptist clergyman of Gaiway, and they have one son, Alfred.


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