BAKER, GEORGE, W., D.D.S.,was born in Linglestown, Dauphin county, Pa., February 27, 1859, son of George W. and Rebecca (Hicks) Baker. The parents were both natives of Lower Paxton township, where the father carried on the business of coach making for thirty-five years, and died in 1892. His wife survives and resides in Linglestown. They had eight children, of whom five are living: George W., Minnie C., John M., dentist of Lykens, Pa., William, a student of dentistry, Ella C., a teacher in the public schools. George W. received his primary education in the public schools of his native township, and after completing his course was engaged for five terms in teaching school in Dauphin county. In 1883 he began the study of dentistry with Dr. E. B. Smith in Linglestown, and prosecuted it during 1883 and 1884 and also a part of 1884 and 1885. He took the course of study and lectures in the College of Dental Surgeons at Baltimore, and was graduated from that institution in 1886, after which he at once entered upon the practice of dentistry in Harrisburg. Dr. Baker was married in Linglestown, October 9, 1881, to Emma E. Harper, of Linglestown, to whom has been born one child, Harry H. The Doctor is a member of Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, F. & A. M.; of Linglestown Lodge, No. 621, I. O. O. F., and of Phoenix Lodge K. of P., of Harrisburg. He attends the Reformed church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
Date of Transcription: 2 December 2000
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