Baker Sr.

Caroline and Walter Baker
with a grandchild

WALTER BAKER SR. and his wife Lillian C. Baker a large family in North Camden. He was born at Bordentown, New Jersey on February 3, 1888. His mother Sue, was a widow by the summer of 1900. She worked as a "shirt operator" when the census was taken that year. Young Walter, then 12, was still in school. They lived at 4 Willow Street in Bordentown.

By 1910 Walter Baker and his mother had moved to 703 Federal Street in Camden. Walter was working as an assistant foreman at a harness dressing concern. His mother operated a boardinghouse at the address. Walter Baker married not long after the 1910 Census was taken.

Walter Baker's World War I draft card states that he was living at 20 Haddon Avenue and working as a shipping clerk, a trade he followed much of his working life. He then worked for the R.M. Hollingshead Company.

The 1920 and the 1930 Census shows the Baker family living at 938 Lawrence Street in North Camden. The 1930 Census shows four Baker children at home, Elizabeth, Margaret, Walter Jr. and Lillian.

When he registered for the draft in 1942, Walter Baker and his family lived at 207 North 9th Street. The family had moved to 523 Elm Street by 1947. 

Walter Baker passed away in November of 1964.

Walter Baker's daughter Elizabeth "Betty" Baker married Bill "Yogi" Flemming. Mr. and Mrs. Flemming and Walter Baker Jr. and his wife Evelyn both moved to Cramer Hill, where they bought homes at 1124 and 1125 Lois Avenue, respectively. Daughter Lillian Baker married Rocco Nasuti. All three men became active during the 1950s and 1960s with the Cramer Hill Boys Club.  

The Baker Family
North Camden


The Baker Family on Lois Avenue in Cramer Hill

Left to Right, youngest to oldest: Donald, Harry, Lillian, Walter, Marge, Elizabeth (Betty), Peggy, Marie, Lillian, Mrs. Lillie Caroline Baker. 
Walter Baker Sr. can be seen at the back, at the door.

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The Baker family
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The Baker family

The Baker Family

Rocco, Glenn, Gary, Gail, & Lillian Baker Nasuti
Lillian, Gary, Glenn, Rocco & Gail Nasuti