Grant Watkins Baker

26 November 1915–28 October 1998 (Age 82)
Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Grant Watkins

When Grant Watkins Baker was born on 26 November 1915, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Alma Morgan Baker, was 26 and his mother, Elise Watkins, was 23. He married Rachel Jackson on 16 April 1941, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 28 October 1998, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Grant Watkins Baker
1915–1998
Rachel Jackson
1921–2002
Marriage: 16 April 1941
Roger Grant Baker
1942–2017
Kent Jackson Baker
1950–2018
Craig Jackson Baker
1954–1954

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1941Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 1
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 22
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Miller
    Baxter

    Sources (35)

    • Grant Baker in household of Alma Baker, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Grant Watkins Baker, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
    • Grant Watkins Baker in entry for Craig Jackson Baker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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