Mr. Baker wrote a number of works on theological subjects, and while in Medford published A School History of the United States, containing Maps, a Chronological Chart, and an Outline of Topics for a More Extensive Course of Study (843). Mrs. Baker died in Brooklyn, N. Y., April 27, 1893.
A son, born in 1845, is one of the prominent physicians today in Boston—Dr. William H. Baker, named for a member of his father's parish.
Samuel Weed taught from February, 1806, to August, 1807.
He studied medicine with Dr. Brooks, and after settling in Portland, Me., came to Medford for his bride, marrying Maria Condy.
He was a physician of the old-school type in dignity, graciousness and worth, like Doctors Brooks and Swan, and was greatly beloved and highly respected in Portland, where he died in 1857 at the age of eighty-three.
A later teacher in the West Grammar School became the eloquent preacher and gifted writer, Thomas Starr King.
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