Cyrus A. Baker

11 June 1853–31 December 1947 (Age 94)
Jackson,, Pennsylvania

The Life of Cyrus A.

When Cyrus A. Baker was born on 11 June 1853, his father, Samuel Baker, was 51 and his mother, Rachel Jewell, was 39. He married Esther A Briggs on 21 May 1884, in Jackson Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 31 December 1947, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus A. Baker
1853–1947
Esther A Briggs
1856–1896
Marriage: 21 May 1884
Ethel Baker
1887–
Earl Albert Baker
1890–1907
Dorothy Baker
1893–1894
Harlan Jewell Baker
1896–1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 May 1884
Jackson Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 4

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 10

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1881 · Denver becomes State Capitol

Age 28

On Nov 8 1881, Denver becomes the state capitol, due to an economic boom the city experienced in the 1880s.

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)

  • Sirus Baker in household of Lea J. Baker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cyrus A Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cyrus Baker, "United States Census, 1910"

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