14 November 1863–5 April 1864 Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
The Life of daughter
When daughter Baker was born on 14 November 1863, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Allen Baker, was 31 and her mother, Rosina Caroline Imlay, was 24. She died on 5 April 1864, in her hometown, at the age of 0.
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 ).