Biography of Elmer 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, Elmer E., a native of Northumberland township, was born in 1860, a son of Hosea and Mary A. (Tallmadge) Baker. He was educated in the public schools and started in business life at the age of twenty-two, following farming for seven years. and while still continuing this project purchased the Granger.ville grist and feed mill in 1889, and still venturing further purchased the grocery and general dry goods store at Grangerville. and has since successfully carried on these various enterprises. Besides the store and mill, Mr. Baker's farm of 196 acres on the Saratoga road receives its share of his attention. He is president and manager of the Saratoga Creamery, is postmaster at Grangerville and is recognized as a substantial and influential worker in the interests of the Republican party. Mr. Baker represented the town of Saratoga in the board of supervisors in 1896 and 1897, but through an oversight in filing the nomination, which he received unanimously in 1898, his election was debarred. He is a member of Schuyler Lodge No. 676, Home Chapter No. 176, and Washington Commandry No. 33, F. & A. M.


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