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George M. Baker

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 617

GEORGE M. BAKER, who owns and operates the old Baker homestead of eighty-eight acres, situated in Washington township. Shelby county, O. was born on this farm in 1875 and is a son of Ephraim and Nancy (Cain) Baker.
Ephraim Baker was born also in Shelby county and spent forty-four years of his life on the above mentioned farm, doing the larger part of the clearing. In addition to farming and stock raising, he also worked at the ice business for a time. His death occurred here in his seventy-fourth year. He married Nancy Cain, who came from West Virginia and they had the following children: Junie, Mrs. Flora Saunders. Albert, Leo. Franklin, George M. Mrs. Peter Higgins and M. L., the last named being a resident of North Dakota. The four survivors of the family include George M. and M. L. and Mrs. Saunders and Mrs. Higgins.
After his school days were over Mr. Baker was engaged in a grocery business for some ten years. In 1908 he decided to turn his attention to farming and with this end in view bought the interests of the other heirs in the homestead and since then has been successfully carrying on general farming and stock raising, cultivating his own land and an adjoining eighty acres.
Mr. Baker married Miss Adelle Filler and they have two children: William and Alfred. Mr. Baker and family are members of the United Brethren church at Lockington. O. Politically he is a republican and fraternally he is identified with the Odd Fellows at Kirkwood and belongs to the Encampment at Sidney.

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