John W Baker

1863–
Ohio, United States

The Life of John W

When John W Baker was born in 1863, in Ohio, United States, his father, John A Baker, was 34 and his mother, Martha Cox, was 32. He lived in Grand Pass, Saline, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Slater, Saline, Missouri, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

John A Baker
1829–1905
Martha Cox
1831–
Milton Baker
1850–1890
Winnie Baker
1861–
Perley Baker
1852–1890
Watson Baker
1855–
Ruth Baker
1857–
John W Baker
1863–
Annie Baker
1866–1942
Omar C Baker
1873–1959

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 2

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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  • John W Baker in household of John A Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Baker in household of John A Baker, "United States Census, 1880"

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