Maude Eugenia Baker

9 August 1895–28 April 1980 (Age 84)
Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Maude Eugenia

When Maude Eugenia Baker was born on 9 August 1895, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, her father, Vincent H. Baker, was 20 and her mother, Jennie Scott, was 19. She married John Richard Harbison on 21 December 1915, in Knox, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 2, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 28 April 1980, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Richard Harbison
Maude Eugenia Baker
Marriage: 21 December 1915
John Richard Harbison Jr
Beverly Baker Harbison
Evelyn Eloise Harbison

Spouse and Children

21 December 1915
Knox, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Vincent H. Baker


    Jennie Scott




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Maude Harbison in household of John A Harbison, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maude E Harbison in household of John R Harbison, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maude Harbison in household of John R Harbison, "United States Census, 1930"

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