Ada Bernice Baker

Brief Life History of Ada Bernice

When Ada Bernice Baker was born on 17 February 1900, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, her father, Harry Edgar Baker, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Jane Mills, was 31. She married Elliot Gail Rose on 2 July 1918, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 5 March 1986, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wallace Christofferson
1902–1989
Ada Bernice Baker
1900–1986
Marriage: 24 March 1934
Afton Lafaye Rose
1919–2007
Wallace Craig Christofferson
–2015
Alden Karl Rose
1921–1921
Wallace Baker Christofferson
1936–1936
Sharon Yvonne Christofferson
1939–2014
Wallace Craig Christofferson
1945–2016

Sources (25)

  • Ada B Christofferson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ada Bernice Baker - Church record: birth-name: Ada Berneice Baker
  • Ada Bernice Baker, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1909 · The Grand Opera House of Ogden Changes its name

Known as the Orpheum Theatre, the Opera House was built in 1890 because there was no play house located in the City. People came from all around to see the shows. When the name was changed to the Orpheum, different shows came about to please the viewers tastes and ideas.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

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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