Longtime Hopewell Township resident celebrates 100th birthday

Photo courtesy of Mike Chipowsky
Eleanor Baker (center) turned 100 years old on May 1.

Hopewell Township resident Eleanor Baker celebrated turning 100 years old on May 1.

She was born on May 1, 1921, and was educated at the Harbourton school house. She went on to graduated from Pennington Central High School on Main Street in Pennington.

Over the years, Baker worked at Heinemann Electric, Cointreau Liquors and Ribsam’s Florist which was located in Pennytown.

In 1945, she married the late John W. Baker and together they had three sons: John, Ken and Harry. She also has two grandsons, John and Shawn; and three great grandsons, Nathen, Branden and Trevor.

Photos of Eleanor Baker through her 100 years.
Hopewell Township Mayor Julie Blake (right) speaking next to Eleanor Baker (left) at her 100th birthday celebration on May 1.
Eleanor Baker (center) waves an American flag as emergency service vehicles, fire trucks and the Hopewell Township police drive by for her birthday.
Fire tricks drive by Eleanor Baker for her 100th birthday on May 1.
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