John Richards Baker died in Ipswich, 30 Jan. 1894, of Bright's disease. He was a native of the town and of a long line of honorable ancestry.
He fitted at Thetford Academy, Vt.; he graduated at Dartmouth College in 1855; he studied law and began practice in Boston; he removed to Ipswich in 1881. He was in the Rebellion one year, and served as lieutenant. He was a Mason, and Worshipful Master of the local lodge four years. As a Democrat he served several years on town and state committees. He was a number of years on the school board.
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