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Location:  Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
Coordinates:  4007'50"N     8608'15"W
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Resources
BookGrowing Up with Bakers Corner - S1,     Book Details - Ordering Information
"Bakers Corner Memories" - Our Home Town 1 July 2002, Part 2 - Doc2006.pdf

 

Bakers Corner School
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Growing up with Bakers Corner - S1, pages 27, 28, 53, 57, 63 to 71, 74, 98, 112, 119 to 125, 128, 167, 215

 

Bakers Corner Wesleyan Methodist Church
Address:  1083 E 236th St, Sheridan, IN 46069
Growing up with Bakers Corner - S1, pages 17, 26, 29, 73, 110, 118, 130, 148, 155, 166, 167, 182, 189, 190, 217, 220, 221, 222

 

NEW BOOK DETAILS LIFE IN SHERIDAN AREA  S5,
The new book, "Growing Up With Bakers Corner: Mary Elizabeth Wilson a Hamilton County Indiana Life," provides a glimpse of nearly 100 years of history from one rural-Sheridan woman's life.

In 1907, a baby girl was born near the bustling little crossroads called Bakers Corner in central Indiana. Mary Elizabeth Wilson Stewart Robbins (1907-2003) grew up, was educated, married and raised her children in and near that town as the town lived on.

One must use imagination to see what Bakers Corner was like in the early years of the century: a busy world in itself. The two-story C.B. Jones store which also housed the telephone exchange, the tall brick school which had two well-filled rooms, a gas pump outside the store busy servicing Model Ts and one of the best sorghum mills in the Midwest--all thriving.

Mary Elizabeth's memoirs re-create this world with tales of scores of individuals from families still in the area. Her sketches cover farm, church, two-room school, and customs of everyday life in real detail.

Two of her relatives, great-niece Ellen Swain, now an archivist at the University of Illinois and granddaughter Carol Longenecker, the minister of the Bakers Corner Wesleyan Church who lives in a hundred-year-old family home, took over 1,200 pages of her memories and edited them into this lively, enjoyable and educational memoir.

The 240-page book, which has over 60 photos of early days in western Hamilton County, can be ordered from Hawthorne Publishing or from Rev. Carol Longenecker at 317-758-6213
 

 

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S1 Longenecker, Carol Lee Stewart and Ellen D Swain, editors. Growing up with Bakers Corner: Mary Elizabeth Wilson, A Hamilton County, Indiana, Life. Carmel, Indiana: Hawthorne Publishing, 2010. RobbHaas Bk3384 - (ISBN:  978-0-9841456-3-8) - (Hawthorne Publishing, 15601 Oak Road, Carmel, Indiana 46033 (317) 867-5183)  
S2 Photo, Bakers Corner 8th Grade Graduation, abt 1894. Acc000352 -  
S3 Obtained from Ellen Swain, August 2010  
S4 "Bakers Corner School" - http://www.slicesoftime.net/Photographs-Pages/Photo-u/US%20Named/USBaCoSc.html  - Shows an image of the back of the 1913 photo listing the names of the students - it also states "Opened 1913"  
S5 www.SheridanNews.net  
S6 News Article:  "Local Farm is Home to Sweet Tradition"  Pickett Sorghum Farm, By Dale Robbins - www.sheridannews.net, 1 Sept 2004.  Doc4367.pdf  
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8th Grade Graduating Class
Abt 1894
Grace Foulke ID0015, Front row, 2nd from right - S2
Bakers Corner School, 1895
Minnie Hodson ID0712
Back row, 6th from left -
to right of teacher - S3
Bakers Corner School, 1896
Minnie Hodson ID0712
3rd Row from bottom, 6th from left
Looking to the left
Marvin Foulke? ID0107
Above Minnie to her left? - S3
Bakers Corner School
1899
Bakers Corner School
"The Little Room"
1913-1914
Mary Elizabeth Wilson ID0181
Front Row, 4th from right
 
 
Ph8359-001.jpg Ph8357-001.jpg Ph8357-002.jpg Ph4357.jpg Ph8361.jpg  S1, pg 74, S3, S4,  

 

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