Frank S. Baker

First Class Private, Company I, 108th Infantry, 27th Div, AEF

Frank Sherman Baker Biography
by Frank Pepper, Grandson. Jun 8, 2004

     Frank Sherman Baker was born April 6, 1900, in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. Frank was the 6th of 10 children, whose parents were John Wellington Baker and Frances Estella West Baker. Frank's father at one time was the editor of the Skaneateles Press in Skaneateles NY.
     Frank lived in and around Ithaca New York, and enlisted in Company I, 108th Infantry, 27th NY Division in 1917. The company saw action in France and Belgium.
     Frank returned after the war to NY, and married Mabel Louise Kouf on May 11, 1920, in Scranton Pennsylvania. They settled in Easton, Pennsylvania, and Frank worked for the Metroplitan Edison Company in Easton, and he was the plumbing manager of Sears, Roebuck Co., in Easton, for 17 years, retiring in 1963.
     Frank and Mabel had three daughters: Lowana Gertrude baker, born in 1921 (died in 1965); Betty Lee Baker, born in 1927, and Joan Estelle Baker, born in 1932.
      Frank and Mabel had a cabin in the Pocono Mountains, and enjoyed spending their time there. Frank enjoyed wood-working, and he was a member of the VFW Post, No. 1290, in Easton. Mabel enojoyed cooking for and hosting wonderful family dinners. Frank and Mabel were members of Memorial United Church of Christ, in Easton. They enjoyed traveling to New York and Virginia, to visit relatives, and also enjoyed their trips to Canada.
      Frank died on January 14, 1980, in Allentown, and is buried in the Northampton Memorial Shrine Cemetery, in Easton. Mabel died on January 17, 1983, in Easton, and is also buried in the Northampton Memorial Shrine Cemetery.
Photos provided courtesy of Frank Pepper, Grandson
Frank Baker
Frank Baker - in his sixties
F.S. Baker Standing

F S Baker wearing gas mask
Baker carrying Gas Mask

Images of Camp Wadsworth
Camp Wadworth
Wadsworth Post Office
Wadsworth Rifle Range
Hiking to Range
Hiking to Range
Company I, 108th
Going Over There