Edith F. Baker

27 May 1916–2 December 1994 (Age 78)
Highfield, Butler Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edith F.

When Edith F. Baker was born on 27 May 1916, in Highfield, Butler Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Harry David Baker, was 26 and her mother, Elsie Myrtle Willard, was 25. She married Bennard G. Rock on 1 March 1941, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Ringgold, Washington, Maryland, United States in 1930. She died on 2 December 1994, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Bennard G. Rock
Edith F. Baker
Marriage: 1 March 1941

Spouse and Children

1 March 1941
Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Elsie Myrtle Willard




World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 (2)

  • Edith F Baker in household of Harry E Baker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith F Baker in household of Harry D Baker, "United States Census, 1920"

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