Ben S. Baker

13 September 1883–1906 (Age 22)
Essex, Vermont, United States

The Life of Ben S.

When Ben S. Baker was born on 13 September 1883, in Essex, Vermont, United States, his father, Erastus Dennison Baker, was 51 and his mother, Abbie L Safford, was 38. He lived in Essex Junction, Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States in 1900. He died in 1906, at the age of 23.

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Erastus Dennison Baker
Abbie L Safford
Eugene Oliver Baker
Rollin Baker
William Orson Baker
Ralph Henry Baker
Effie Julia Baker
Ben S. Baker
Irena Lydia Baker

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    Erastus Dennison Baker





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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)

  • Ben S Baker in household of Erastus D Baker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ben S. Baker, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Ben Safford Baker, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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