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Baker, George W.


Age: 27, credited to Wolcott, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/23/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 11/19/1837, Brookfield, VT
Death: 08/17/1925

Burial: Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Harman Clark
Findagrave Memorial #: 179118017


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT

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After a lingering illness George W. Baker died at his home August 17. Mr. Baker was born in Brookfield, November 19, 1837, the son of Dean and Hannah Baker. He was a veteran of the Civil war, enlisting in Hyde Park in July, 1862, in Co. D, 11th Vermont Volunteers and serving until the close of the war. Because of severe illness incurred in the service, his health was much impaired. He came to West Glover in 1868 where he has since lived.

In 1860 he married Ellen Wilkinson of Hyde Park, who passed away in 1917. They had no children but a sister of Mrs. Baker, Miss Jennie Wilkinson, lived with them from her early childhood, and was with them during their last years.

Mr. Baker was one of a large family of children, only one of whom, Mrs. Julia Harris, of Greensboro survives him. Also many nephews and nieces survive.

Re. J. J. Hutchinson officiated at the funeral, also at the burial which was at the family lot in Glover cemetery.

Mr. Baker was a member of the Methodist church and of the G. A. R. During the last years of his life he was too feeble to go about much; but by his adherence to what he thought was his duty, by his patience and cheery kindliness he endeared himself to all who knew him. A good man has one to his rest.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, September 2, 1925
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.