Eunice Odessa Baker

23 August 1886–7 November 1973 (Age 87)
Morganfield, Union, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Eunice Odessa

When Eunice Odessa Baker was born on 23 August 1886, in Morganfield, Union, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Kearney Baker, was 33 and her mother, Mary Jane Polly, was 31. She married Ivan Gibson on 26 December 1901, in Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Magisterial District 5 Sturgis, Union, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 7 November 1973, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Ivan Gibson
Eunice Odessa Baker
Marriage: 26 December 1901
Douglas Gibson
Carlson Gibson

Spouse and Children

26 December 1901
Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States


    Douglas Gibson


    Carlson Gibson


Parents and Siblings





    John Baker


    Sallie Baker


    Roy Baker


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 6

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name, from Middle English bakere, Old English bæcere, a derivative of bacan ‘to bake’. It may have been used for someone whose special task in the kitchen of a great house or castle was the baking of bread, but since most humbler households did their own baking in the Middle Ages, it may also have referred to the owner of a communal oven used by the whole village. The right to be in charge of this and exact money or loaves in return for its use was in many parts of the country a hereditary feudal privilege. Compare Miller . Less often the surname may have been acquired by someone noted for baking particularly fine bread or by a baker of pottery or bricks.2 Americanized form of cognates or equivalents in many other languages, for example German Bäcker, Becker; Dutch Bakker, Bakmann; French Boulanger. For other forms see Hanks and Hodges ( 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Dessa B Fridge in household of Carlyle R Fridge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dessa E Bridge in household of Carlyle R Bridge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oddessa Gibson in household of Ivan Gibson, "United States Census, 1910"

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