Biography of Dr. Milton J. Baker
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Baker, Dr. Milton J., was born in Sidney, Delaware county, N. Y., March 30, 1842. He was the third son of Milton Baker, a farmer and a native of Connecticut. He was educated at Unadilla Academy and at the University of New York, graduating with the degree of C. B. in 1860. He began the Study of medicine when nineteen years of age with Dr. Sweet of Unadilla and also with Dr. Beckwith in Connecticut. He entered the medical department of the University of New York in 1861, and while a student he, in 1864, enlisted in the army and was immediately made hospital steward at Hilton Head, South Carolina. At the close of the war he returned to college and finished his studies the following year. He spent three years in the hospital service, and began the practice of his profession in Masonville, Delaware county, where he was engaged until 1874, when he joined Dr. J. H. Ripley in New York city. After spending two years in the city, in 1876 he located in Hornellsville, when he became one of the most prominent members of the profession. He never married. Dr. Baker died December 21, 1892.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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