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Baker, Samuel R.

Died: 1849-05-13 Pekin, Illinois

Flourished: Pekin, Illinois

Samuel Baker was the brother of Edward D. Baker. In 1844, he was living in Springfield, Illinois. In the mid-1840s, he moved to Pekin, Illinois. In November 1848, Baker entered into a partnership with Benjamin F. Jewett to manufacture portable sawmills. After Jewett's death, he continued Jewett & Baker as sole proprietor. Baker died of cholera.

Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 22 August 1844, 2:6; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 22 November 1848, 3:5; 16 May 1849, 3:5; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 15 January 1849, 3:2; Harry C. Blair and Rebecca Tarshis, Lincoln's Constant Ally: The Life of Colonel Edward D. Baker (Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1960), 52.