Elwood was one of the pioneers in the telephone business, being secretary and treasurer of Evansville Telephone Co., Cumberland Telephone Co., at Nashville and afterwards purchasing agent of Western Electric Co., Chicago.
Elwood was also a teacher and writer of Whist game for many years.
He, along with his son, Charles Graham Baker, invented the card game "Gin Rummy" in 1909. It is a card game with two players that originally came from a "whiskey poker game" of the 1700s.
It was developed to be a faster form of rummy. Use standard 52-card deck with the cards ranking from low-to-high is A-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-J-Q-K. The objective in Gin Rummy is to score more points than your opponent.
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