Nelson Baker
Tryphena Stone Collins
Daniel Beeker
Mary Frances Stewart
Sumner Whitten Baker
Susan Alice Beeker
Dr. Ernest Sumner Baker


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1. Margaret Marie VanNatta

Dr. Ernest Sumner Baker 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 2 Mar 1878, North Manchester, Wabash, IN 6
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Marie VanNatta on 11 Jun 1902 in , Tippecanoe, IN 1
  • Died: 11 Dec 1954, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA at age 76 3
  • Buried: Montmorenci: Montmorenci Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 3

   FamilySearch ID: KHJ4-P3T.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Otterbein, Benton, IN, USA. 5 8 The 1880 census recorded Sumner Baker, farmer, 37, living with wife Susan, 28; daughter Pearl, 5; and sons Linnie, 3, and Earnest, 2. Everyone was born in Indiana. Sumner's father was born in Virginia and mother in Massachusetts. Susan's father was born in North Carolina and mother in Kentucky.

2. Residence: on 12 May 1926 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 4

3. Residence: on 31 Jan 1933 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 2

4. Residence: on 4 Aug 1948 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 7

5. Residence: 536 South 9th St., Lafayette, IN on 4 Aug 1948 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 9

6. Residence: 536 South Ninth St., Lafayette, IN on 22 Jan 1953 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 5

7. Obituary: Journal and Courier: obituary of Dr. Ernest Sumner Baker on 11 Dec 1954 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 10 Dr. E. S. Baker Dies at Age of 76
Dr. Ernest Sumner Baker, 76, retired physician and farm manger, was found dead in bed in his home, 536 South Ninth street, at 9 a. m. Saturday. He had been dead only a short time. A heart attack was blamed. He had been ill several months.
Born at North Manchester, he was graduated from Purdue university and the former Rush Medical college. He then studied in Europe for five years before returning to Lafayette to begin the practice of medicine. He practiced in Lafayette for eight years until 1910 when he retired from the medical profession to devote all of his time to the management of his extensive land holdings. Dr. Baker was married in 1901 to Margaret Van Natta, who died in 1947. He was a member of Trinity Methodist church and Masonic lodge.
Surviving are a son, Ernest Van Natta Baker, of Monticello, and a brother, Linnaeus Baker, Long Beach, Calif.

8. Residence: 536 South Ninth Street, Lafayette, IN on 11 Dec 1954 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 6

Ernest married Margaret Marie VanNatta, daughter of Aaron VanNatta and Margaret Emily Moore, on 11 Jun 1902 in , Tippecanoe, IN.1 (Margaret Marie VanNatta was born on 13 Aug 1882 in Montmorenci, Tippecanoe, IN, USA,7 9 11 died on 4 Aug 1948 in Montmorenci, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 7 11 and was buried on 7 Aug 1948 in Montmorenci: Montmorenci Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 7 9 11.)


1, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, E. T. Baker and Marget Marie Van Natten, 1902.

2 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 1 Feb 1933, page 11. Obituary of Mrs. Bernice Baker Heavilon.

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4 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 12 May 1926, page 1. Obituary of Richard Heavilon.

5 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 23 Jan 1953, page 10. Obituary of Pearl Baker Johnson.

6 The Logansport Press (Logansport, Miami, Indiana), 4 Aug 1972, page 2. Obituary of I. Floyd Garrott.

7 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 5 Aug 1984, page 12. Obituary of Margaret VanNatta Baker.

8 1880 United States Census, Sumner Baker, Bolivar, Benton, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 7, sheet 365D.

9, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 25812 Margaret VanNatta Baker, father Aaron VanNatta, mother Margaret Emily Moore, spouse Ernest S. Baker, informant.

10 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 11 Dec 1954, page 8. Obituary of Dr. Ernest Sumner Baker.

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