Biography of Dr. Lucus B. Baker
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Baker, Lucus B., M. D., Russell, is a native of Russell, born February 17, 1846, a son of the Rev. Lucius S. Baker, the oldest Baptist minister in St. Lawrence county, who was born in Chester, Vt., August 8, 1810. Be was the oldest son, in a family of ten children, of Bezaleel Baker, born in New Hampshire, whose father was a native of Nova Scotia. Rev. L. S. Baker came to this county in 1842, where he has since lived. He was educated in Colgate University, formerly Madison, and commenced the ministry in 1837, which he has continued until within about five years, since which time he has ceased from active work. January 27, 1837, he married Hanaah G. Walker, a native of Vermnont, born April 21, 1814, died August 8, 1887, and they had three children: Celestine N.. born March 28, 1839, died October 6, 1890; Lucias B., as above; and Roger J., born November 17, 1854, died February 6, 1882. Lucius B. was educated in St. Lawrence Academy, Potsdam, N. Y., and the medical department of the University of Vermont, from which he graduated in 1868. He began practice in Clifton, N. Y., and in September, 1869, was appointed house physician in the Rochester City Hospital, where he remained three years, then was elected city physician, practicing six years, and then came to Russell, where he has since lived, giving his time entirely to his chosen profession. He married in Rochester, in 1874, Sarah C. Markley, a native of Winchester, Va,, by whom he had one child, Kittie H., born June 28, 1875, died September 3, 1893. Dr. Baker is a charter member of the board of trustees of the Rochester Free Dispensatory and the Rochester Pathological Society; he is also a member of the St. Lawrence County Medical Society, and for several years health officer of the towns of Russell, Clifton and Clare. He is liberal in religious belief, and a Republican in politics.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894


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