Harry Leonard Baker

about 15 February 1931–19 December 1974 (Age 43)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Harry Leonard

Harry Leonard Baker was born about 15 February 1931, in Georgia, United States. He married Beatrice Loraine Yost on 4 March 1966, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 19 December 1974, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in La Grange, Troup, Georgia, United States.

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Harry Leonard Baker
1931–1974
Beatrice Loraine Yost
1928–1997
Marriage: 4 March 1966

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 March 1966
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

World Events (8)

1932

Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1933 · Lone Cedar Tree Monument

Age 2

The Lone Cedar Tree is a historical monument located near downtown Salt Lake City and was the location of the only tree growing in the valley in 1847, when early pioneers arrived in the valley. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers erected the monument to honor the Mormon heritage and history of Salt Lake City.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 13

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Harry L Baker in entry for Beatrice Lorraine Yost Baker, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Harry Leonard Baker, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Harry Baker, "Find A Grave Index"

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