Elmer Oscar Baker

Brief Life History of Elmer Oscar

When Elmer Oscar Baker was born on 20 July 1908, in Halliday, Dunn, North Dakota, United States, his father, Edward Oscar Baker, was 28 and his mother, Mary Amanda Forbes, was 26. He married Myrle Irene Leach in 1944, in Clark, Washington, United States. He lived in Billings, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and East Silverton Election Precinct, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 18 September 1967, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Rose City Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Elmer Oscar Baker
Ruth Martin Boyes
Marriage: 31 December 1951

Sources (18)

  • Elmer O Baker in household of Oscar E Baker, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • Elmer O Baker, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
  • Elmer Oscar Baker, "Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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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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