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Baker, Aaron Hadley

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Danby, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. E, 5th VT INF, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 9/13/62, reen 12/15/63, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, 5/5/64, m/o 6/29/65

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VITALS

Birth: 09/04/1839, Danby, VT
Death: 04/03/1921

Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 70935649

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Joy Harrington Brown, Pittsfield, MA

2nd Great Grandfather of Patrick Wyman, East Greenbush, NY

4th Great Grandfather of Eric Goodell, Poultney, VT

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BURIAL:

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Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, VT

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Obituary

Aaron Baker died Sunday afternoon at his m on the “Kirby Hollow” road, aged 82 years. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marshall West. Rev. Rev. Wm. LeRay Haven officiated and members of the church choir sang, “Serenity, ” and “ Saviour Like a Shepherd Lead Us.” Interment was in Maple Hill cemetery. Mr. Baker was a Civil War veteran and was in Co. E of the 5th Vermont Infantry. He was a member of Skinner Post G.A.R. of Manchester. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife (Mary Haskins), and eight children, Mrs. Marshall West, Aaron Baker Jr., Mrs. Wilson Reed, Mrs. Delbert Tafft, and John Baker of Dorset; Fran baker of Pawlet; Merritt Baker of Danby, and Mrs. John Mason of Danby; also 50 grandchildren and great grandchildren. As a checker player, in days of old, Mr. baker was a wonder and for some time he held the championship of Bennington and Rutland counties and only missed winning in Windham county by a small margin.

Source: Manchester Journal, April 7, 1921
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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