William Simmons Baker

15 August 1889–13 November 1933 (Age 44)
Richmond, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of William Simmons

When William Simmons Baker was born on 15 August 1889, in Richmond, Cache, Utah Territory, United States, his father, James Franklin Baker, was 31 and his mother, Martha Ellen Bithell, was 23. He married Laura Lucille Daniels on 26 July 1911, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Palisades, Bonneville, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 November 1933, in Swan Valley, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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William Simmons Baker
Laura Lucille Daniels
Marriage: 26 July 1911
Fern Baker
Wilma Baker
Chester Simmons Baker
Mable I Baker
Ted Baker
Letha C Baker

Spouse and Children

26 July 1911
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 12

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • William I Baker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William S Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William T Baker in household of James F Baker, "United States Census, 1910"

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