Priscilla Emily Baker

17 December 1900–26 November 1954 (Age 53)
Beallsville, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Priscilla Emily

When Priscilla Emily Baker was born on 17 December 1900, in Beallsville, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Isaac Thomas Baker, was 49 and her mother, Sarah Anola Hawkins, was 29. She married Frank Chesney Latham on 19 August 1919, in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Bethlehem Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 26 November 1954, in Deemston, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Chesney Latham
Priscilla Emily Baker
Marriage: 19 August 1919
Helen Latham

Spouse and Children

19 August 1919
Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States


    Helen Latham


Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Thomas Baker


    Sarah Anola Hawkins




World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 5

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Priscilla Latham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Prisilla E Latham in household of Thomas E Latham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Priscilla Baker, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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