Dr. George Washington Baker Jr.

9 October 1862–2 December 1947 (Age 85)
Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When Dr. George Washington Baker Jr. was born on 9 October 1862, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, George Washington Baker, was 25 and his mother, Agnes Richards, was 18. He married Oralie Melissa Atwood on 24 June 1897, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 2 December 1947, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mendon City Cemetery, Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr. George Washington Baker Jr.
1862–1947
Oralie Melissa Atwood
1869–1949
Marriage: 24 June 1897
George Lowell Baker
1899–1970
Oralie Virginia Baker
1901–1984
Dorothea Aileen Baker
1907–2000

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1897Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 1
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1886
    Age 24
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Miller
    Baxter

    Sources (33)

    • Junior Geo W Baker in entry for Dorothea Arleen Baker, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • George Washington Baker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • George W Baker in entry for G D Jost and Oralie Virginia Baker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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