Ilion Alumni Pharmacist

Robert Baker - IHS 191?

November 2020

By Aileen Carney Sweeney

 

 

Robert Baker Albany College of Pharmacy Yearbook 1924

Robert G. Baker - IHS 1919 - Pharmacist

Robert Baker was born October 8, 1901, the son of Robert Isaac and Kate M. Barse Baker. He attended the University of Buffalo in 1922. He graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy, in 1924, along with three other Ilionites: Richard T. Byrnes, Robert Mulvey and William Mulvey.

Robert Baker Albany College of Pharmacy Graduation 1924
Robert G. Baker

Robert Baker married Mildred Jenne, in Ilion, in 1925. 'Bob' Baker was a lifelong resident of Ilion. Prior to opening his own pharmacy, he was a representative for several pharmaceutical companies. He open his own pharmacy in 1943. The Baker's Pharmacy, was located in the Ogden Block on First and Otsego Streets. It was advertised as "Successors to Edgett's Pharmacy" Otsego at First Street. He later moved his business to 46 Otsego Street in 1945. In 1948, his became the first local pharmacy to sell veterinary medicines. He retired in 1963.

Robert Baker died January 23, 1985 at the age of 83. Mr. Baker was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ilion, the Ilion Masonic Lodge 591, the Iroquois Chapter No. 236. the Ilion Community Club and Winter Club. He was survived by his wife, Mildred; one brother, Philo, Ilion; a sister, Mary Baker of Ilion; two nieces and was predeceased by a brother, Spencer. Hew was buried in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion.

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Yearbook 1924 page 22 - Robert Baker
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Commencement 1924 Page 11 - Robert Baker
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Photographs 1924 - Page 13 Robert Baker
Timely Discovery Prevents Bad Fire in Ilion Block December 6, 1945 - Herkimer NY Evening Telegram 1945 02206.pdf fultonhistory.com
McGowan Block bought by Fifield, Ilion Clothier October 3, 1945 - Herkimer NY Evening Telegram 1945 01762.pdf fultonhistory.com
Drug Store to Sell Veterinary Medicines August 12, 1948 - Illion NY Sentinel 1941-1943 - 1083.pdf fultonhistory.com
Robert W. Baker Obituary January 24, 1985 - Utica NY Observer 1985 - 0797.pdf fultonhistory.com
Robert W. Baker - Armory Hill Cemetery findagrave


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