Richard Grant Baker

14 September 1867–27 November 1961 (Age 94)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Richard Grant

When Richard Grant Baker was born on 14 September 1867, in Missouri, United States, his father, Bolin P Baker, was 33 and his mother, Irena Belzer, was 30. He married Julia Melissa Ruggles on 24 December 1891, in Eddyville, Columbia Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 27 November 1961, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Eddyville, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Richard Grant Baker
1867–1961
Julia Melissa Ruggles
1874–1911
Marriage: 24 December 1891
Lillian J Baker
1892–
Harold Baker
1900–1989
Helen Baker
1900–
Lydia May Baker
1905–

Spouse and Children

    Male1867–1961Male

    Julia Melissa Ruggles

    Female1874–1911Female

MARRIAGE
24 December 1891
Eddyville, Columbia Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States
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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 17

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 37

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

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 ).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Baker in household of Bolan Baker, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Richard G Baker in household of Clayton I Carpenter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard G Baker, "United States Census, 1910"

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