Alice Baker

1 December 1856–8 April 1880 (Age 23)
Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Alice

When Alice Baker was born on 1 December 1856, in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Orrin Whittemore Baker, was 31 and her mother, Annie Wheeler Hartwell, was 18. She married Dr. Irving Storer Hall on 31 May 1879, in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 8 April 1880, in her hometown, at the age of 23, and was buried in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Dr. Irving Storer Hall
Alice Baker
Marriage: 31 May 1879

Spouse and Children

    Dr. Irving Storer Hall



31 May 1879
Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings





    Mary Baker


    Emily Baker


World Events (6)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 14

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Alice Baker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Alice Baker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Alice Baker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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