Biography of William H. Baker
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Baker, William H., was born in the town of Dryden, January 29, 1857, and was educated in the common schools and Dryden Academy. After leaving school he clerked in the store of H. F. Pratt and then went to Ithaca and connected himself with D. B. Stewart, returned to Dryden in the spring of 1881 and purchased stock of H. F. Pratt, remaining there for nine years in the same store and then moved into the stone store and took his brother into partnership, the firm now being known as Baker Bros. They carry the largest and finest stock of groceries, crockery, fruits, confectionery, and canned goods in the town of Dryclen. He was married at the age of twenty seven to Ella Hoagland, daughter of Harrison Hoagland. Mrs. Baker passed away April 5, 1891, leaving two children, one son, Harrison, and one daughter, Nellie. Our subject is one of the leading merchants of his town, taking an active interest in school matters, being secretary of the Board of Education, etc.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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