Zola Baker

21 December 1920–10 March 2009 (Age 88)
Sugar City, Madison, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Zola

When Zola Baker was born on 21 December 1920, in Sugar City, Madison, Idaho, United States, her father, Melvin Lorenzo Baker, was 36 and her mother, Mary Eade Flint, was 30. She married Melvin George Sanders on 9 May 1945, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 14 Missoula City, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1940 and Alaska, United States in 2009. Her occupation is listed as elementary school teacher in Alaska, United States. She died on 10 March 2009, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Utah State Veterans Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin George Sanders
Zola Baker
Marriage: 9 May 1945
Susan Maxine Sanders

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 May 1945Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World
    Age 1
    Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
    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.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 24
    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Autobiography of Zola Baker (1920-2009)

    I was born December 21, 1920, at Sugar City, Idaho to Melvin Lorenzo Baker and Mary Eade Flint. If I could have, I would have delayed my birth even longer, at least until after the New Year. I’m told …

    Sources (18)

    • Zola Baker in household of Melvin L Baker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Zola Baker in household of Melvin Lorenzo Baker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Marriage certificate for Melvin George and Zola Sanders

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