Alva R Baker

Brief Life History of Alva R

When Alva R Baker was born on 27 November 1939, in Florida, United States, his father, Charles Whitfield Baker, was 31 and his mother, Netta Dickerson, was 31. He died on 13 June 2015, at the age of 75, and was buried in Walton, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Whitfield Baker
1908–1992
Netta Dickerson
1908–1977
William Howell Baker
1932–1980
Carl Baker
1934–2018
Marl Whitfield Baker
1936–2006
Alva R Baker
1939–2015

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  • Alva R. Baker, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

1960

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

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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