Grover Ambros Baker
Registered for Selective Service in 1942 as a part of the
“old men’s registration”. At that time,
he lived on Courthouse Point Rd.,
Chesapeake City, MD
and worked for Mr. Jacob Allen of Chesapeake
City. His closest relative was Mrs. Fred Baker, Sr.
(Lydia) of Middletown, DE.
Grover served in the Delaware National Guard as a wagon
driver during the campaigns along the Mexican border beginning in 1915. In 1917, he served in France during
World War One.
When a ferry replaced the damaged bridge across the Chesapeake and Delaware
Canal at Chesapeake City
in 1942, Grover worked for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers as the North Side
ferry slip gate keeper. He lived until
his death in Chesapeake
City with his garden
adjacent to the old north ferry slip.
His vegetables and grape arbors were notorious.
View the 1942 Registration