His first home was of sod and logs near Saxman. He later built a frame house following his marriage. He lived on his farm until shortly before his death.
Mr. Baker was one of the early Saxman settlers who remembered seeing the stone erected as a monument to the young Spaniard who was supposedly murdered in the vicinity of Jarvis creek for the gold which he carried.
The Sterling Cemetery has a website www.sterlingcemetery.com