Laura Elizabeth Baker

Brief Life History of Laura Elizabeth

When Laura Elizabeth Baker was born on 24 February 1872, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Hiram Bedford Baker Sr, was 21 and her mother, Alice Lavinia Luther, was 14. She married Thomas Alonzo Naphier Hall on 12 January 1888, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 2, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 20 September 1956, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Brunswick, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Thomas Alonzo Naphier Hall
1865–1935
Laura Elizabeth Baker
1872–1956
Marriage: 12 January 1888
Helene Hall
1890–1980
Lula Hall
1890–

Sources (9)

  • Laura E Hill in household of Alonzo Hill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • L. E. Baker, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • Laura E Hall, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

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.

Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘baker’, for example Dutch Bakker , German Becker and Beck , French Boulanger and Bélanger (see Belanger ), Czech Pekař, Slovak Pekár, and Croatian Pekar .

History: Baker was established as an early immigrant surname in Puritan New England. Among others, two men called Remember Baker (father and son) lived at Woodbury, CT, in the early 17th century, and an Alexander Baker arrived in Boston, MA, in 1635.

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

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