Kendallville History - First Mayor
To Noble Co  Settlers

Kendallville Standard, 1883

Honorable Tim Baker, of Kansas, is visiting his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Alpheus Baker, his brother, Frank of Allen Township, and friends in this vicinity.  He caught the western fever and removed from here to Kansas fifteen years ago and engaged in agricultural pursuits and is now one of the sturdy farmers of that prosperous state.  It will be remembered that he was Kendallville's first mayor and served two terms and as such signed the famous and long to be remembered railroad bonds, which our citizens distinctly remember; and that too, without severely taxing their memories.  He also represented our county in the legislature of 1862, which is also well remembered as the one in which the Democrats undertook to tie Governor Morton's hands.

He was also a member of Company C of the 30th Indiana Volunteers and was severely wounded twice and discharged.  He afterwards went out as captain of Company H, 12th Indiana Volunteer Cavalry.  After the war, he opened an office here and practiced law until his departure for the west.  He will remain for several days.

Noble Notes:  You can't go back.  The clock only turns in one direction.