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HELP! Ancestor is complete! Grave has been located flag male ancestor  Albert  BAKER

  (b. 4 April 1873 Sutton, Massachusetts, USA   d. 16 June 1916 Warwick, Rhode Island, USA )  
Age: 43
Cause of Death: spinal meningitis

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Albert BAKER was born 4 April 1873 in Sutton, Massachusetts, USA

Albert BAKER was the child of John BAKER   and   Jane DAVIS

Albert BAKER died 16 June 1916 in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA .

Occupation: Mill hand

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"According to church records, Albert was buried in this cemetery near George Baker. Albert died at 42 years of age of spinal meningitis. He was buried in a plot owned by William Baker. Albert was buried in the plot along with William's wife, Rosanna."

"There was one headstone with no readable information. According to church records, this was probably George Baker and I have attached the picture to his entry. George died in 1936 and is buried in a plot owned by Mary Campbell. There is one other Campbell in the immediate area."

"The location of both George and Albert is next to the stone wall surrounding the chapel. Mary Smith is the headstone that George is bured next to and Albert was buried in that immediate area though exactly where is unknown."

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Parents John and Jane (Davis) Baker (both from Ireland). John is listed as a Laborer
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910
1880 Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts
John BAKER, Self, M, Male, W, 50, IRE, Farm Hand, IRE, IRE
Janie BAKER, Wife, M, Female, W, 36, IRE, Keeps House, IRE, IRE
Parker BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 13, RI, At School, IRE, IRE
Geo. E. BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 8, MA, At School, IRE, IRE
Albert BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 7, MA, At School, IRE, IRE
Reuben BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 5, MA, At School, IRE, IRE
Nuder BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 4, MA, IRE, IRE
William BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 2, MA, IRE, IRE

name: Albert Baker
residence: Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts
birthdate: 1873
birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
relationship to head: Son
spouse's name:
spouse's birthplace:
father's name: John Baker
father's birthplace: Ireland
mother's name: Janie Baker
mother's birthplace: Ireland
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Male
martial status: Single
age (expanded): 7 years
occupation: At School
nara film number: T9-0564
page: 17
page character: A
entry...

1880 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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Albert BAKER -

News1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton
Albert BAKER -

NewsJames A. Garfield, the 20th president of the United States, was shot at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C., at 9:30 am on Saturday, July 2, 1881. He died in Elberon, New Jersey, two months later on September 19, 1881. The shooting occurred less than four months into his term as president. Charles J. Guiteau was convicted of Garfield's murder and executed by hanging one year after the shooting. (wikipedia)
Albert BAKER -

1896 - February 23 - SHOT BY EMPLOYER. Sensational Affair at Office of Sutton Woolen Mills. ALBERT BAKER THE VICTIM.
Revolver Used by Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., the Mill Manager.

Interviews With All Parties to the Fracas - Mr. Aldrich Surrenders to Police and Placed Under Bonds.

Albert Baker, an employee at the Sutton woolen mills, in Woodbury Village, was shot, Saturday afternoon, by Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., the manager of the mill. Five shots were fired from the revolver, of which only one took effect. The 38-calibre ball first tore through Baker's left hand and passed nearly through his body at the crest of the hip bone on the left side, and was taken out near the crest of the hip bone at the right side, by Dr. H. W. Cronin, to whose office in Millbury the young man was taken as soon as possible after the shooting. While at work on the wound, Dr. Cronin saw Dr. Clapp of Grafton and Dr. Church of Millbury coming up the street, and, believing that the matter would come into the courts, called them into the office to have them present while the operation was being performed. They remained until...Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts
February 23, 1896
1896 - February 24 - MILLBURY. Albert Baker's Condition. Wounded Boy Suffering Much Pain, and Case Still Serious
The condition of Albert Baker, the boy shot by C. T. Aldrich, Jr., Saturday, is still serious. He had a bad night Saturday night, as reported by Dr. Cronin. The wound is very painful and his nervous system is completely shattered. Edward Fallon, who was one of the mill hands that held Aldrich for a few moments when Baker was trying to get away, will be a very important witness at the trial, Wednesday. He has left the employ of Aldrich. He said: 'I do not care to work for a man that would shoot a boy in that way.' He says that Aldrich fired the shot that struck the boy, when the latter was running. The boy's parents are determined to push the case in court.

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts
February 24, 1896
1896 - February 27 - Court Calendar Attachments
Charles T. Aldrich Jr., the Sutton mill superintendent who shot and seriously wounded Albert Baker last Saturday, was arraigned, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
State Detective Peleg F. Murray, who has been at work upon the case for the past few days, informed the court that he had called upon Baker, the victim of the shooting, in company with his attending physician, Tuesday afternoon. He found him in a critical condition, and the doctor had advised that he would not be able to appear in court for at least 10 days, even if he was by that time. The district attorney had accordingly requested him to ask for a continuance of at least 10 days. The district attorney also desired, in view of the critical condition of Baker, that the bail should be increased to $2000.

Thomas l. Brown Esq. of Millbury who appeared as counsel for Aldrich, strenuously to any increase in bail, urging that the condition of Baker was being...Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts
February 27, 1896
1896 - February 28 - Baker will appear in court on March 10

Albert Baker, the young man who was shot by C. T. Aldrich Jr., was somewhat better Thursday. Unless something unlooked for develops, he will be able to appear at court on March 10.
John Baker
1896 - March 3 - Court case set for next Saturday

Albert Baker, who was shot by Charles T. Aldrich at Wilkinsonville 10 days ago, is getting along nicely, and his recovery now seems certain. A hearing of the case in court is set for next Saturday.
John Baker
1896 - March 25 - Witness Missing in Aldrich-Baker Shooting Case
The case against Charles T. Aldrich Jr. of Sutton, charged with shooting Albert Baker, an employee, was to have come up for trial at Tuesday’s session of the central district court, but was continued until April 28. The continuance was the results of a conference between the counsel for both parties. District Attorney Rugg, Judge Utley and State Detective Murray. Mr. Murray stated that one of the most important witnesses in the case had disappeared, and so he wished the continuance. All parties agreed. Detective Murray will endeavor to get the absent witness before the case comes up for trial.

The shooting case of C. T. Aldrich Jr. and Albert Baker of Wilkinsonville has been postponed to April 28. It may be settled out of court.

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts
Wednesday, March 25, 1896
The greater portion of Tuesday's session was taken up with the continued case of Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., of Sutton, charged with the shooting of Albert Baker, Feb. 22.

Charles M. Thayer, Esq., appeared for the prosecution and F. L. Brown, Esq. of Brown & Hopkins, for the defendant.

Mr. Thayer stated that the government proposed to show that Mrs. Baker, mother of the complainant, went to the mill on the day of the shooting, and was attacked by the defendant. The complainant went to the assistance of his mother and was attacked by the defendant. As he was leaving, the complainant was shot by the defendant.

There were a dozen or more witnesses on each side, and, at the request of counsel, they were excluded from the court room during the hearing.

The complainant, his brother, and mother, testified that on Feb. 22, Mrs. Aldrich as in the office of the Sutton Woolen Company, and ALdrich, who had some words with Willie Baker, concerning pay which young Baker claimed was due...Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts
April 29, 1896
News1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War

Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
Residence Street, Looking East, Sutton, Mass.

Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
Road at West Sutton, Sutton, Mass.

Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
Cemetery and Town Hall, Sutton, Mass.

Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
School House, Sutton, Mass
NewsWilliam McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition in the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901, six months into his second term. He was shaking hands with the public when an anarchist, Leon Czolgosz, shot him twice in the abdomen. (wikipedia)
News1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal

Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
Purgatory, Sutton, Mass., 1906

Legend says that the chasm was created by the devil in response to an Algonquin Indian woman killing a white colonial settler.

Historians say that the legend actually served a religious purpose in the colonists’ efforts to Christianize Native Americans.

Geologists believe that a mile-high glacier let loose a gush of dammed-up water some 14,000 years ago, leaving the walls intact but carving out the 70-foot-deep chasm.
Invention 1906 - August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, was manufactured, revolutionizing the way people listened to music at home.
Invention In 1906, Reginald Fessenden made the first AM radio broadcast on December 24th. This event marked a significant advancement in radio technology, paving the way for the modern broadcasting industry.
1910 US Census shows Albert living in Cranston, RI at age 37, he is a border and works in a cotton mill, he was born in MA, his parents b. in Ireland (listed as being English). He is a boarder with: Frank Bonneau, 53; his wife, Odeal Bonneau, 52; their daughter, Elmera Bonneau, 14; other boarder, Harry Holmer, 32
1910 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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BAKER, Albert (d. 16 Jun 1916 at Hillsgrove, RI at the age of 43-02-12).
Child of John Baker (Ireland) and Jane Davis (Ireland).
Born in Sutton, MA on 04 Apr 1873.
Spouse: Single
Buried in St. Mary Cemetery - Crompton, RI, on 19 Jun 1916. Res: Hillsgrove, RI

Repertoire, Burials of the Potvin Funeral Home, Vol 1, A-K, West Warwick, Rhode Island, 1893-1960

American-French Genealogical Society
Name: Albert Baker
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 16 Jun 1916
Death Place: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 43
Birth Date: 1873
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: John Baker
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Jane Davis
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09479-5
Syst Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 2032627
Reference Number:
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950 (Mormon Genealogy Records)
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Albert Baker
Died 16 June 1916
Hillgrove Street, Warwick, Rhode Island
Age 43 years 2 months 12 days
Occupation: Millhand
Born: Sutton, MA
Parents: John and Jane, both born in Ireland
Buried at St. Mary's Cememtery, West Warwick
Cause of death: Cerebral absess, old otitis, media meningitis

Source: Rhode Island Vital Records, microfilm, found at New England Genealogy Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts

Albert is buried at: St. Mary's Cemetery
70 Church St
West Warwick, Rhode Island
West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Arctic) (Natick) (Phenix) (Crompton)

Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 1/22/2023 4:51:03 PM
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