Bertha Irene Baker

1880–5 June 1952 (Age 72)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Bertha Irene

When Bertha Irene Baker was born in 1880, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Leonard Baker Sr, was 24 and her mother, Caroline Tress, was 29. She married Edward Ramsey Colestock in September 0001, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 5 June 1952, in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Edward Ramsey Colestock
Bertha Irene Baker
Helen E Colestock
Marion Colestock
Dorothy M Colestock
Gertrude A Colestock
Edward Ramsey Colestock
Stanley H Colestock
Pauline C Colestock
Irene B Colestock
Lawrence Colestock

Spouse and Children



    Helen E Colestock


    Marion Colestock


    Dorothy M Colestock


    Pauline C Colestock


    Gertrude A Colestock


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Leonard Baker Sr


    Caroline Tress




    Harry Engle Baker Sr


    Susie Baker



    Jacob Leonard Baker Jr


    Elsie B. Baker


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Bertha I Colestock in household of Edward R Colestock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Colestock in household of Edward R Colestock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha I Colestock in household of Edward R Colestock, "United States Census, 1910"

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