Biography of Dr. W. S. Baker
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Dr. W. S. Baker has been a successful and well known dentist of Columbiana since 1902. He was born in Elk Run Township, Columbiana County, April 17, 1872, and is a son of Emmett and Louisa (McMiller) Baker.

Emmett Baker, deceased, was born in Elk Run Township, in 1842. He was a farmer and spent his entire life in this section. He died in 1915 and his wife is also deceased. She was the daughter of Dr. Joseph McMiller, who practiced dentistry in Fairfield Township, Columbiana County for 50 years. The Baker family has lived in Columbiana County since 1805, at which time Thomas Baker, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, settled here. To Mr. and Mrs Emmett Baker the following children were born: George, Nettie, Emerson, Cecile, and Lemoin all deceased; Dr. W. S., the subject of this sketch; Ida; Ira and John E.

Dr. W. S. Baker received his education in the district school of Elk Run Township and has been located at Columbiana since 1902.

On April 5, 1893, Doctor Baker was married to Miss Cora Todd of Elk Run Township, the daughter of John A. and Eliza Todd, both deceased. They have two children: Mrs. Clara Buzzard, lives at Lakewood, Ohio, has a son Robert; and Roy T., married Florence Miller, lives at Columbiana, and they have a son, William.

Politically, Doctor Baker is a Republican, and he has served as mayor of Columbiana for one term. He is a member of the Methodist Church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He ranks among the substantial citizens of the county.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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