Robert Kimbrough Baker

15 May 1858–17 July 1937 (Age 79)
Edina, Knox, Missouri, United States

The Life of Robert Kimbrough

When Robert Kimbrough Baker was born on 15 May 1858, in Edina, Knox, Missouri, United States, his father, Willis James Baker, was 50 and his mother, Henrietta Mariah Hardy, was 43. He married Nannie Lee Morrison on 29 September 1878. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Canton, Lewis, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 July 1937, in Canton Township, Lewis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79.

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Robert Kimbrough Baker
Nannie Lee Morrison
Marriage: 29 September 1878
George Willis Baker
Mina B Baker

Spouse and Children

29 September 1878


    George Willis Baker


    Mina B Baker


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World Events (8)


Age 2

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Robert K Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert K Baker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert Kimbrough Baker, "Find A Grave Index"

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