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Baker, Edward B.


Posted By: Earl Hoffman (email)
Date: 7/22/2012 at 13:02:44


In placing the subject of this sketch in the front ranks of Audubon county's farmers and business men, simple justice is done to Edward B. Baker, a man of excellent judgment, sound discretion, thorough technical knowledge and business ability of a high order. Mr. Baker manages his affairs with splendid success and has so impressed his individuality upon the community in which he lives as to gain recognition among the leading citizens and public-spirited men of affairs. He is the owner of one hundred and twenty acres of land in section 9, of Viola township. Edward B. Baker was born on April 1, 1886, a native of the township where he lives, and was born on the Baker homestead east of Viola Center, the son of John T. Baker, who was born in I856 in Davenport, Iowa. John T. Baker, son of Robert Baker, one of the earliest settlers in Audubon county, came to this county with his parents and married Minnie Booton. After his marriage he settled on a farm east of Viola Center. He moved to Spirit Lake in the spring of 1907 and lived there for two years. In 1909 Edward B. Baker, who also lived at Spirit Lake, returned to Audubon county and purchased his present farm, and is now accounted one of the successful young farmers of this section of the state.

On March 17, 1909, Edward B. Baker was married to Mazel Yager, daughter of C. A. Yager, of Coon Rapids, and to this union two children have been born, Geneva and Daryl.

Mr. Baker is a Democrat and an active member of the Yeomen of America.

From "History of Audubon County, Iowa," ed. by Henry F. Andrews. B. F. Bowen, 1915
Transcribed by Earl W. Hoffman (2007)


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