Harry Edgar Baker

31 August 1854–23 May 1920 (Age 65)
Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Harry Edgar

When Harry Edgar Baker was born on 31 August 1854, in Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States, his father, James Heaton Baker, was 25 and his mother, Rose Lucia Thurston, was 23. He married Lillaetta W Warner on 31 May 1882, in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Minnesota, United States in 1870 and Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years. His occupation is listed as lawyer in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States. He died on 23 May 1920, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Harry Edgar Baker
Sarah Jane Mills
Marriage: 26 August 1890
Rose Charlotte Baker
Harry Edgar Baker
Sarah Jane Baker
Richard Mills Baker
Ada Bernice Baker
Zula Bell Baker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1890Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1855 · Lager Beer Riot
    Age 1
    The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 18
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Sheri's Account of Harry Edgar Baker

    There are several questions regarding the beginnings of the Harry Edgar Baker Family. In attempting to answer some of these questions it is wise to bear in mind that what is here written is only parti …

    Sources (57)

    • Harry E Baker in entry for Sarah Jane Baker Canfield, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
    • Harry Baker in household of James H Baker, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"
    • Harry E Baker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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