Baker, William A

Baker, William A.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, wa's born in Westmoreland County, Pa., June 14, 1821. He removed to Ohio in early life; there experienced conversion; received license to preach in 1847; and in 1849 joined the North Ohio Conference. In January, 1862, he was appointed chaplain of the Forty-sixth Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Militia, and was in the bloody battle of Shiloh. Immediately after the battle he was detailed by the regiment to carry home the money the soldiers wished to send their friends. Soon after his arrival he was prostrated by sickness, and finally an attack of diphtheria ended his life, Aug. 25, 1862. In social life Mr. Baker was diffident and taciturn, but in the pulpit fearless and bold. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1862, p. 148.

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