Charles E. Baker (born 1845)

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Born - Feb 5 1845

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His father was Charles Joseph Baker (born 1821) , and his mother was Elisabeth (Bosserman) Baker (born 1825).

His wife was Mary Elizabeth (Whitely) Baker ( Dec 8 1847 - Oct 26 1880) ( ) .

His children with Mary Elizabeth (Whitely) Baker include :

His wife Mary Elizabeth Whitely Baker passed in 1880,

He re-married Harriet Stone "Hattie" (Whitely) Baker (born oct 11 1860, died Mar 14 1928) ( , and had 4 more children - Florence L Baker Hann, Edith M Baker, Emma R Baker, Virginia Baker

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CHARLES E. BAKER, of Baker Bros., Manufacturers of Glass, 26 and 38 S. Charles street, is a son of Charles J. Baker and Elizabeth (Basserman) Baker, and was born in Baltimore, February 5, 1845. [...]. [His father Charles Joseph Baker] had nine children, eight of whom are living [as of 1898], William, Jr., George B., president of the Third National Bank; Bernard N., Richard J., Frank M., Ashby Lee Baker, who resides in Raleigh, N. C., and is a cotton manufacturer, and Mrs. Mary H. Bradenbaugh, wife of Rev. A. E. Bradenbaugh, and the subject of this sketch; all reside in Baltimore except Ashby Lee. [...] Mr. Baker was educated in the private schools of Baltimore, but quit school at thirteen years of age, when he went into the service of the firm of Baker Bros., glass manufacturers, working for one dollar a week. This firm was founded in 1857 by Mr. Baker's father and uncle and has continued to do business under that firm name up to the present time, forty years. Mr. Baker, after working with the firm as clerk, salesman, etc., in 1865 became a partner in the firm, and today is the head of the house of Baker Bros., and has the chief management of their large business. not only at their glass factory, but at their warehouse and general offices, 36 and 38 S. Charles street. Mr. Baker has been married twice, having married sisters, the daughters of Benjamin Whitely and Elizabeth W. Stone, whose great-grandfather was one of the most distinguished gentlemen of that day, and a signer of the Declaration of In dependence. His first wife was Mary E. Whitely, and his second Hattie Stone Whitely, and he was first married February 5, 1867, and on the decease of his first wife married again; he had ten children, nine of whom are living: William H., who is secretary of the Chemical Company, Canton; Charles J., Jr.; Mary E.; Benjamin W., who is in business in Raleigh, N. C.; Hattie S., Florence L., Edith M., Emma R. and Virginia Baker. Mr. Baker and his family are Protestants and are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Democrat, but takes no part in such matters, only to vote, he being strictly a business man, and his large business matters requiring all his attention. With the public and among his business associates he stands high and is noted as a man of fine business qualities and sterling honesty and worth. He is, besides being identified with his own business enterprises, president of the Chemical Company, of Canton, treasurer of the ‘Baltimore Guano Company, treasurer and member of the Board of Managers of the Baltimore General Dispensary, one of the oldest charities of the State of Maryland. His home is at 1405 Eutaw Place.

Death - Oct 15 1915

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