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HARRY W. BAKER

It was in Alexandria, Pa., that the well known realty dealer of Sacramento whose name is above was born March 2, 1863, and there he gained his primary education in the public schools of the town and took more advanced courses in Juniata College. He devoted five years to theological study, one and a half years in Pennsylvania and three and a half years in California, and entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church at Pleasanton, Cal., in April, 1892. He was in regular work for fifteen years, during which time he was at Hastings, Pa., and at Biggs, Williams, Forest Hill, Oak Park and Livermore, Cal. Active as a member of the California conference, he still does local ministerial work. Lately he devotes his attention to real estate operations in Sacramento and at Oak Park, the latter section being the center of his operations chiefly. His place of business is located at No. 2825 Thirty-fifth street, Sacramento, and he unites with these duties those of notary public.

Mr. Baker married in 1894 Belle S. Summers, the wedding taking place as San Jose. Their residence is at No. 3515 Cypress avenue, Sacramento. They have had five children, of whom George R., Henry Glazier, May E. and Genevieve are attending the public schools. Dwight E. died at the age of eleven years. Mr. Baker has taken much interest in social and beneficial societies and lie is chancellor commander of Confidence Lodge No. 78, K. P. of Sacramento, a member of Livermore Lodge No. 219, I. O. O. F., and the Mount Diablo Encampment I. O. O. F., of Pleasanton. He is actively interested in commercial and civic welfare and is a member of the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce as well as the Oak Park Business Men's Association, of which latter he serves as treasurer. A man of public spirit he takes an active part in all movements for the good of the citizens of Sacramento and which in his belief promise to benefit the people at large. 


Source:
History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011