CLARK L. BAKER, our subject, was in his nineteenth year when he came to Tippecanoe County.  He resided on the home farm till twenty-two years of age, when he engaged in teaching school, and taught several winter terms.  He was first married August 26, 1858, to MARTHA FICKEL, daughter of HUGH FICKEL, of Perry Township.  She died November, 1881.  Ten children were born to this union, all of whom died in infancy but two -- MARILLA, wife of S.P. NEWHART, of Perry Township, and EDWARD E., at home.  MR. BAKER again married October 2, 1883, to LOIS ANN SIMS, who was born  in Clinton County, Indiana, September 23, 1842, a daughter of  WILLIAM SIMS.  MR. BAKER has resided on his present farm since 1859, and is one of the successful farmers of his township.  In politics, like his father, he is a Democrat.  In 1878 he was elected to represent his county in the State Legislature, which position he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents.  He has also served several terms as township trustee.  He is a member of the Presbyterian church, of which he has been an elder for twenty years.

 

 

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1888