Martha Ann Baker

Brief Life History of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Baker was born on 17 June 1892, in Baker, Boyd, Nebraska, United States, her father, Leonard Cutler Baker, was 34 and her mother, Winifred Hartland, was 24. She died on 25 March 1894, at the age of 1, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Spencer, Boyd, Nebraska, United States.

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Leonard Cutler Baker
Winifred Hartland
Fred Henry Baker
Alice C Baker
Martha Ann Baker
Elizabeth Eunice Baker
Mary Winifred Baker
William McKinley Leonard Baker
Clarence Goodwin Baker
David Sunday Baker
Ruth Baker

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  • Martha Ann Baker, "Find A Grave Index"

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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