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E.M. Baker

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 563

E. M. BAKER, a leading citizen of Green township, formerly a justice of the peace, resides on his valuable farm of seventy-five acres, which lies ten miles southeast of Sidney. He was born in Darke county, O., in 1863, and is a son of C. W. and Mary A. (Wells) Baker.
C. W. Baker was born in Maryland and was four years old when his parents brought him to Ohio. He was reared in Darke county and followed farming there for many years and continued to be an agriculturist after moving to Shelby county, where he died in his seventy-ninth year. He married Mary A. Wells, who was born in Champaign county, O., and five children were born to them. namely: N. H. and W. B., both of whom live in Green township; Forrest, who is deceased; E. M.; and Mrs. Bertha A. Pence.
E. M. Baker was educated mainly in the public schools of Shelby county, enjoying two terms also at Lebanon, O., after which he became a school teacher and more or less continuously devoted himself to educational work for twenty-five years, practically in Shelby county with three terms in Miami county. As a teacher he was considered very efficient and his acquaintance extends all over both counties and his friends are in every section. In 1905 he moved on the farm on which he resides and in retiring from educational work he turned, his attention to the improvement and development of his property. With the exception of the residence, all the substantial buildings on the place have been put here by Mr. Baker, and it has been so remodeled that it has many desirable modem comforts and conveniences. General farming and stock raising are carried on and Mr. Baker is proving that an educated man makes a very successful fanner.
Mr. Baker married Miss Clara Moon and they have two children: 0, H. and C. L., both of whom reside at home. In politics Mr. Baker is identified with the republican party.

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