Baker, Horace S.

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Horace S. Baker Soundex Code B260

Horace S. Baker, assistant city engineer;

born in: Chicago, on Thursday, July 18, 1878;

son of: Henry D. Baker and Agnes M. Baker nee: Agnes M. Milne;

education: public grammar schools of Chicago; Evanston Township High School; B.S., Northwestern University, 1901; B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1903;

Married: Florence L. Baker, nee: Florence L. Yerxa, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, April 12, 1904;

Children: Barbara, Edward, and Henry.

entered Engineering Department of C&NW RR, 1903;

then with C&WI RR, 1905-6;

became connected in official capacity with City of Chicago, as engineer, Water Pipe Extension Division, 1906;

later in Construction Division and in charge of Designing Division;

engineer. Track Elevation Department, 1910-11;

assistant city engineer, City of Chicago since 1911.

First Lt. Corps. of Engineering, Illinois National Guard; with U.S. Army on Mexican border, June-Nov., 1916.

Member: American Society of Civil Engineers; Western Society of Engineers



Office: Room 402, City Hall

Home: 6657 N. Greenview Avenue, 1917, 1919.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1917.

Source: Rogers Park Directory, 1919, page 6.