A.G. BAKER

 
"Not all of the monuments I restore are breathtaking works of art but each of them tells a story and has often long-forgotten historical value"
- Andrew Lumish
 The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

 The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

South Carolina native Abner G. Baker was born on July 30th 1844 to Absalom Baker and Jane Elizabeth Christmas Baker...When Mr. Baker was born Whig party candidate John Tyler occupied the Oval Office as the 10th ever President of the United States...

 Interesting events that occurred in the United States during Mr. Baker's birth year of 1844 included...

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Original depiction of "The Peacemaker" that occurred on February 28th 1844...

▪ On February 28th 1844, The Peacemaker, the largest Naval gun in the World, explodes during a demonstration aboard the USS Princeton, killing 6, including Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur and Secretary of the Navy Thomas Walker Gilmer...

▪  On April 22nd 1844 Lewis Thornton Powell is born in Randolph County Alabama... Powell served as a Confederate soldier & was wounded at Gettysburg.... He later served in Mosby's Rangers before working with the Confederate Secret Service in Maryland...He met John Wilkes Booth & was recruited into an unsuccessful plot to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln on April 14th 1865...
(John Wilkes Booth resolved to assassinate President Lincoln, Secretary of State William Seward, and Vice President Andrew Johnson)

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Photograph of Lewis Thornton Powell in shackles after his capture in April of 1865 & before his hanging in July of that same year...

 Lewis Powell was given the task of killing Secretary of State William Seward...He was assisted by David Herold, who guided Powell to Seward's home & kept horses ready for the escape... Powell severely injured Seward & Herold fled before Powell could exit the Seward home...  Lewis Powell ended up getting lost... Three days later he arrived at a boarding house run by the mother of co-conspirator John Surratt... The police were searching the house at that very moment & arrested Lewis Powell... He met his fate & was hanged on July 7th 1865 at the age of 21...

▪ On July 25th 1844 the Exclusion Law in Oregon prohibits African Americans (Including slaves) from entering or remaining in the territory...

▪ On December 4th 1844 James K. Polk defeats Henry Clay in the Presidential election of 1844 to become the 11th President of the United States...

Mr. Baker served the Confederate States Army as Private in Company G, 20th South Carolina Volunteer Regiment... He was discharged at Charleston, South Carolina in 1863 with a broken arm... Private Baker re-enlisted later that year in Company B, 3rd Battalion, South Carolina Artillery and was paroled on May 2nd 1865...

Abner married his Wife, Caledonia "Callie" Brooks Hackney  in 1884...The couple moved to Florida on May 26th 1886 & on January 7th 1888 they welcomed their daughter, Ethel into the World...  Abner was employed as a cigar maker in Tampa, Florida & was later involved in the Real Estate Industry...

Abner G. Baker passed away on October 31st 1928 at the age of 84...

 

☆ Abner G. Baker ☆
☆ Confederate States Army Veteran ☆
☆ Beloved Husband & Father ☆

...Before & After...

 

 

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