Eunice Odessa Baker

Female23 August 1886–7 November 1973

Brief Life History of Eunice Odessa

When Eunice Odessa Baker was born on 23 August 1886, in Morganfield, Union, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Kerney 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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Ivan Gibson
Eunice Odessa Baker
Marriage: 26 December 1901
Douglas Gibson
Carlson Gibson

Sources (13)

  • Dessa B Fridge in household of Carlyle R Fridge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eunice Odessa Gibson, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Eunice Odessa Fridge, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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  • Marriage
    26 December 1901Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (9)

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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

    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.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘baker’, for example Dutch Bakker , German Becker and Beck , French Boulanger and Bélanger (see Belanger ), Czech Pekař, Slovak Pekár, and Croatian Pekar .

    History: Baker was established as an early immigrant surname in Puritan New England. Among others, two men called Remember Baker (father and son) lived at Woodbury, CT, in the early 17th century, and an Alexander Baker arrived in Boston, MA, in 1635.

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

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