Fred Baker, M.D., Pioneer San Diego Physician & Civic Activist

Baker-Bay-Houses-sm8/18/16-The Ocean Beach Historical Society program “Fred Baker, M.D., pioneer San Diego physician & civic activist.” By Jim Baker, was a wonderful piece of family history and showed the role his relatives played in our region.  Jim Baker is a descendent of one of Point Loma’s founding families. He will discussed his great-grandfather “Dr. Fred,” from his younger days in Ohio, to his arrival in San Diego in 1888. Dr. Fred Baker moved to Point Loma in 1898, where he built a home at 848 Rosecrans.
Jim highlighted many of Dr. Fred’s civic activities. He’ll touch on his wife, Dr. Charlotte Baker, the first female M.D. in San Diego, who was well known for delivering over 1,000 babies. Jim talked about Fred’s son Robert H. Baker and his early activities in
San Diego, and his later life on Point Loma, with some reference to the Portuguese community. Jim talked about his dad Ken Baker (Dr. Fred’s grandson), and his involvement with boating. We were very pleased that Jim shared Fred Baker’s legacy and his fascinating Point Loma family.

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