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William L. Baker

William L. Baker, American banker. member Executive Committee, treasurer Minnehaha Company Chapter American Red Cross since its organization.; Mason.

Background

  • Baker, William L. was born on April 9, 1860 in Nelson, Madison Company, New York, United States. Son of Anson Monroe and Martha Cecelia (Dana) Baker.

  • Education

    • Graduated from State Normal School, Geneseo, New York, 1881. Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, 1885 (Phi Beta Kappa).

    Career

    • Secretary-treasurer German American Loan & Trust Company, Sioux Falls, South Dakot, 1886-1887. Cashier First National Bank, Parker, 1887-1888. Cashier Minnehaha National Bank (now First National Bank and Trust Company in Sioux Falls), 1889, president, since 1910.

      Vice president Queen City Fire Insurance Company President and treasurer Sioux Falls Community Chest. Member Executive Committee, treasurer Minnehaha Company Chapter American Red Cross since its organization.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Executive Committee, treasurer Minnehaha Company Chapter American Red Cross since its organization.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Elizabeth Wiswall, May 13, 1890. Children: Florence Wiswall, Martha (deceased), Elizabeth Lovejoy, William Wiswall, Sarah Louise.
    • father: Anson Monroe Baker
    • mother: Martha Cecelia (Dana) Baker
    • spouse: Sarah Elizabeth Wiswall
    • children: Florence Wiswall Baker
    • Martha Baker (deceased)
    • Elizabeth Lovejoy Baker
    • William Wiswall Baker
    • Sarah Louise Baker
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    Born April 9, 1860
    Died June 19, 1939
    (aged 79)
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