James O. Baker

26 March 1874–29 October 1937 (Age 63)
Vinton, Vinton, Ohio, United States

The Life of James O.

When James O. Baker was born on 26 March 1874, in Vinton, Vinton, Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph Baker, was 50 and his mother, Charlotte Byers, was 46. He married Ida Bell Duckworth on 9 September 1897, in Gentry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Athens Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 29 October 1937, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in St Joseph Memorial Park, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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James O. Baker
Ida Bell Duckworth
Marriage: 9 September 1897
Cecil R Baker

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    Ida Bell Duckworth


9 September 1897
Gentry, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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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Sources (3)

  • James O Baker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Baker in household of Joseph Baker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James O Baker, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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