Bakers Mills namesake dies

John P. Baker, 83, who has been feeble all summer, died Sept. 17, 1909 of old age. He leaves a widow and a son, and also a daughter by his first marriage that lives in Nebraska. He was the brother of Mrs. Daniel Wilcox.

The deceased was born in 1826 near The Glen and came to Bakers Mills about 40 years ago when lumbering was booming. He bought a considerable amount of land and soon purchased and ran the Warren Hitchcock lumber mill. He cleared land, built a dam and a saw and grist mill where he has done business continuously ever since until a few years ago when his son, Charles Baker took over.

The Post Office there was named Bakers Mills as his was the only mill there at the time. John P. Baker is buried in the Bates Cemetery.

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