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
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
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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