Dorothea Meyer

4 January 1891–19 March 1952 (Age 61)
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States

The Life of Dorothea

When Dorothea Meyer was born on 4 January 1891, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, her father, Ernest Diederich Meyer, was 27 and her mother, Maria Klinck, was 20. She married Charles Baker on 4 December 1912, in Pierce, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Dickens Township, Gregory, South Dakota, United States in 1910 and Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States in 1920. She died on 19 March 1952, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Charles Baker
Dorothea Meyer
Marriage: 4 December 1912
Idelta Baker
Helen Baker
Edwin Charles Baker

Spouse and Children

    Charles Baker



4 December 1912
Pierce, Nebraska, United States


    Idelta Baker



    Edwin Charles Baker


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dora Baker in household of Charles A Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dora Me* in household of Ernest Me*, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dora Meyer in household of Ernest Meyer, "United States Census, 1910"

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