Pioneer Son of Endymian & Sarah (Tuckness)
Clyde, Alfred, Raymond, Roy, Ruby, Infant Son, & Infant
Notes: Age: 90 Yrs.
Funeral: Oregon City Funeral Home
Family Contribution: Born in Oregon. Son of
pioneers, Endymian & Sarah (Tuckness) Baker, Emigrants of 1853.
Husband of Florence, brother of Edward (two brothers
married two sisters: Emma & Florence Harris from the
Whiskey Hill area south of the river). Father of Clyde,
Alfred, Raymond, Roy & Ruby and two unnamed infants.
All except Raymond are buried at Pleasant View Cemetery.
Alison and Florence were married in Aurora, Oregon.
The original Baker cabin which was built on Corral Creek
during the winter/spring of 1853/54 (upon arrival in
Oregon, Endymian & family first stayed at a little cabin
arranged or owned by John Zumwalt said to be at the
mouth of Corral Creek on the W. River). Alison was born
a few years after their arrival and was born in the
"new" cabin on their farm in a small valley near Corral
Creek and where their daughter Tennessee planted a
Locust Tree sapling which they brought from their home
in Missouri. It still stands, though was severly damaged
in the Columbus Day 1962 Storm. Additionally, Endymian
brought many apple and other fruit trees from Missouri
and planted one of the first orchards in the Valley.
Many of those trees still grow.
Alison walked to school at the schoolhouse at
Pleasant Hill Cemetery (was still standing in the 1950's
and was used for meetings, post-funeral gatherings, and
as a voting precinct). Upon Endymian's death, split the
Donation Land Claim w/ brother Edward. Owned and
operated a timber company w/ brother Edward around
1904-08 in Linn County. Alison & Florence Baker's 1880's
farmhouse and 1900 barn still stand on SW Bell Road.
Their farm is the last remnant of the DLC still in Baker
family ownership and was registered as one of the first
Century Farms in Oregon in 1958 by Gov. Holmes and the
Oregon Historical Society at a special ceremony at the
Oregon State Fair. Stephen
Baker 310-490-8510 sgb90210 at aol.com
Great-grandson of Alison and Florence Baker, current
owner of their farm.