Charles A. Baker
BAKER, Charles A., operator, Belle Rive, was born August 19,
1853, in Bennington, Ill., son of William H. BAKER, a native of
Boston, Mass., where he was a merchant. He came West about 1852, and engaged
in the mercantile business till his death, which occurred in 1858. The
mother of our subject was Emily MOORE BAKER, a native of Ohio. She
is yet living, and the wife of John ROBINSON. She is the mother of
five children, viz., Charles A. (our subject), Mary HARVEY, Effie SEELY,
Louella ROBINSON and Lunetta (deceased). Our subject was educated at
Olney, Ill., where he also clerked in a grocery store for three years.
In 1872, he went to Madisonville, Ohio, where he learned telegraphy, and
secured a position on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, working
at Dahlgren, New Memphis and Belle Rive, where he is now following his
occupation, also acting in the capacity of station agent, filling the office
with tact and ability. He is an active member of the Masonic fraternity,
Belle Rive Lodge, No 696; also good Templars. In politics, he is identified
with the Republican party. In the spring of 1883, the people honored him
by electing him a member of the Board of Trustees of Belle Rive.

SOURCE: From History of Jefferson County, Illinois. William Henry PERRIN
Submitted by: Carol CICOTTE  Oct 26, 1997

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