Asher F. Baker

19 December 1886–
Harvard, Wayne, Iowa, United States

The Life of Asher F.

When Asher F. Baker was born on 19 December 1886, in Harvard, Wayne, Iowa, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Baker, was 34 and his mother, Minnie May Entsminger, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Baker
1852–1919
Minnie May Entsminger
1864–1941
Alma Abbess "Aby" Baker
1883–1964
Orville Franklin Baker
1886–1941
Asher F. Baker
1886–
Thomas William Baker
1889–1961
Dora Mae Baker
1894–1975
Iva Pearl Baker
1896–1968
Edna May Baker
1900–1979
Forrest J. Baker
1907–1976
Mancle Baker
1910–1966

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 27

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1917

Age 31

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Asshur F. Baker, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"
  • Asshur F. Baker, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"
  • Asher F. Baker, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"

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