Typed by Lora Radiches
Surnames in this biography are: BAKER, Cockrell, McClain, Falls, Parker
This book has no cover, and no index, I bought it on Ebay, it just
has the insides, but it full of Indiana biographies. I am not
researching this family, just thought I would share. I do not know
anymore about these families or these surnames.
JAMES SMITH BAKER, M. D., is a professional man whose career has been identified with that side of Southern Indiana where he was born and reared. He is one of the able members of the medical profession in the City of Evansville, where he has practiced for fourteen years. Doctor Baker was born in Warrick County, Indiana, August 10, 1875. His parents were John W. and Sarah E. (Cockrell) Baker, his father a native of Daviess County, Kentucky, and his mother of Henry County, Kentucky, and they moved to Warrick County, Indiana, in 1864. During the Civil war John Baker was a member of the Home Guard. He spent his active life as a farmer and died in 1901, at the age of sixty-nine, being survived by his widow until 1925, when she passed away at the age of eighty-eight. Their mental and physical vigor was imparted to their children, all of whom, ten in number, are still living, named Lucy Jane, Alwilda, William T., Alice, Bell, John Jackson, Preston, Newton, James Smith and Perry M. Perry is also a physician and surgeon. Dr. James Smith Baker attended the common and high schools of Warrick County, and completed his medical course in the Louisville Medical College. He practiced fourteen years as a surgeon in Pike County before moving to Evansville in September, 1917. He is a gynecologist, and his reputation in Evansville is based on his splendid work in handling diseases of women and children. He is a member of the Vanderburgh County, Indiana State and American Medical Associations, is a Republican in politics, a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the First Christian Church. Doctor Baker first married, in 1899, Carrie McClain. By this marriage he has a son, Russell, who is manager of the shoe department of the New York Shoe Company at Evansville, and married Helen Falls. They have a daughter, Carroll J., born in 1927. Doctor Baker in January, 1919, married Mable D. Parker, and by this marriage has a son, James S. Jr.
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