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Baker, Frank Macklin, 1909-1950



  • Existence: 1909 - 1950

Frank Macklin Baker was born on October 22, 1909, in Wilmette, Illinois, son of Charles R. Baker and Frances Macklin Baker. A sister, Margaret Elizabeth, was born a year and a half later. Frank graduated in Liberal Arts in 1931 from Northwestern and received his M.D. degree from the Medical School in 1936. He took his residency at Mooseheart Hospital.

Frank worked with the Illinois State Health Department from the middle of 1941 to the end of October, 1942, when he enlisted in the Army Medical Corps. After three years of service, much of it in the Pacific with the 146th Station Hospital, he was discharged at Camp Beale, California, on January 11, 1946. He returned to the Illinois State Department of Health for four months and then spent two years in practice in Monmouth, Illinois. From September, 1948, to February, 1949, he was with the American Mission Hospital at Asyut, Egypt. Returning to the United States Frank joined the medical staff of the Veterans Administration Hospital, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis. While there he suffered a sudden and fatal heart attack on September 24, 1950.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles Reeder Baker (1880-1970) Family Papers

Identifier: 55/3
Abstract The Charles R. Baker Family Papers are in three major sections (Charles R., Frank M., and Francis R.) and are housed in one box containing six folders. The papers of Charles R. occupy four folders: Biographical - includes a brief autobiography, a list of published and unpublished papers, a list of residences, and several clippings and biographical forms. American Association of Orthodontists (1965-1969) - contains correspondence between Baker and other officers and members...