Coleman C. Baker

23 October 1923–22 November 2003 (Age 80)
Franklin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Coleman C.

When Coleman C. Baker was born on 23 October 1923, in Franklin, Kentucky, United States, his father, Lindsey Thomas Baker, was 43 and his mother, Diana Annie Downey, was 42. He died on 22 November 2003, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Lindsey Thomas Baker
1880–1962
Diana Annie Downey
1881–1976
Flora Baker
1899–1973
Alex B. Baker
1902–1988
Oscar C. Baker
1905–1994
Heise T. Baker
1908–1975
Leo Lindsey Baker
1911–1981
Ruby Belle Baker
1914–2001
Edgar Wilson Baker
1916–2006
Virginia Baker
1918–2002
Coleman C. Baker
1923–2003

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World Events (8)

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 3

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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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