Claud Melvin Baker

29 January 1897–9 June 1996 (Age 99)
Thurber, Piute, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Claud Melvin

When Claud Melvin Baker was born on 29 January 1897, in Thurber, Piute, Utah, United States, his father, Benjamin John Baker, was 25 and his mother, Samantha Lucinda Mangum, was 23. He married Harriet Ogden Taft on 2 April 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 9 June 1996, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Bicknell Cemetery, Bicknell, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claud Melvin Baker
Harriet Ogden Taft
Marriage: 2 April 1926
Rene Alice Baker
Guy Taft Baker
Seth Claud Baker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1926Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1902 · Old Main (Utah State University)
    Age 5
    The first building on the Utah State University Campus was named Old Main and is the oldest functioning academic building in Utah. It was built after the current site was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees for the new college. Construction started in 1889 and the entire building was completed in 1902. During the Spanish Flu Epidemic in 1919, the building was used as a makeshift hospital to take care the effected residents in the surrounding area. Old Main was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. 
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 26
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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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    Life Story of Claud Melvin Baker 1938 & 1968

    LIFE STORY OF CLAUD M. BAKER Written March 14, 1938 I was born January 29, 1897 in the old town site of Thurber, Wayne, Utah, the second child of Benjamin J. Baker and Samantha L. Mangum. My first m …

    Sources (43)

    • Claud Melvin Baker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Claude M Baker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Claud Melvin Baker, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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