Bramwell Pioneers Mr. & Mrs. E.S. Baker

Edward Singleton Baker of Bramwell was a West Virginia State Senator from 1906 to 1910. He was an associate organizer of many of the coal companies in Southern, West Virginia. In 1900 he became associated with the Bank of Bramwell as cashier and served there until 1933 when the bank merged with the First National Bank of Bluefield. He served on the Board of Education of Rock District for twenty five years. Both these Bramwell pioneers were born in 1868. Senator Baker was born in Greenbrier County,WV on July 2, 1868. The Bakers were married in 1893 and moved to Bramwell in 1894. He and his wife, Mary Ballard Baker, resided in Bramwell until their deaths. Senator Baker died on Feb. 26, 1959 at the age of 90. Mrs. Baker died in 1957. The Bakers were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia.

Parents: William Ashby Baker (1839 - 1922) Catherine Mary Lugar Baker (1839 - 1923)

Spouse: Mary Emily Ballard Baker (1868 - 1957)

Siblings: Ashby J. Baker (1870 - 1944), Emmette Hale Baker (1873 - 1950), Effie Nita Baker Wickline (1880 - 1954), Mary Oradell Baker Eagle (1888 - 1957).

( Material furnished by Mary Elizabeth (Clark) Gross, Bramwell High School Class '49)

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