Edwin Thomas Baker

26 November 1920–1 February 1969 (Age 48)
Fresno, California, United States

The Life of Edwin Thomas

When Edwin Thomas Baker was born on 26 November 1920, in Fresno, California, United States, his father, Charles Walter Baker, was 40 and his mother, Carrie Millie Pritchard, was 32. He lived in Judicial Township 15, Fresno, California, United States in 1930. He died on 1 February 1969, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

Charles Walter Baker
1880–1954
Carrie Millie Pritchard
1888–1972
Marvin Eugene Baker
1907–1985
Gertrude Baker
1908–1909
Bessie Beulah Baker
1910–1999
Zona May Baker
1912–1968
Violet V Baker
1919–
Edwin Thomas Baker
1920–1969
Ruby June Baker
1926–1928

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

1 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.2 Americanized form of cognates or equivalents in many other languages, for example German Bäcker, Becker; Dutch Bakker, Bakmann; French Boulanger. For other forms see Hanks and Hodges ( 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin Thom Baker in household of Charles W Baker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edwin T Baker in household of Charles W Baker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edwin Thomas Baker - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Edwin Thomas Baker

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