Lena Baker

12 September 1908–14 January 1985 (Age 76)
Arizona, United States

The Life of Lena

When Lena Baker was born on 12 September 1908, in Arizona, United States, her father, Ephraim Baker, was 35 and her mother, Mirenda Frances Keene, was 25. She married Norman Martin Gilbert on 31 December 1926, in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States. She lived in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States in 1930 and Supervisorial District 1, Yavapai, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 14 January 1985, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Ioof Cemetery, Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States.

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Norman Martin Gilbert
Lena Baker
Marriage: 31 December 1926

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31 December 1926
Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States

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1909 · The NAACP is formed

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Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

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Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Lena Gilbert in household of Norman Gilbert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lena Gilbert in household of Norman Gilbert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lena Baker in household of Ephraim Baker, "United States Census, 1920"

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