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Harry Humphrey Baker (11 Apr 1869-10 Apr 1915)
He grew up in the house at 209 Newton St, still standing. He graduated from Harvard University in 1891, got a degree from Harvard Law School, and joined the law firm of Hayes & Williams in Boston. He later became a judge in Bostonís juvenile court system. He died of pneumonia one day before his 46th birthday and is buried in the Walnut Street Cemetery. Both he and his only sibling remained single, living with their widowed mother, and remaining in the Newton Street house for the rest of their lives, just as their mother had done with her parents.

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