Charles Edward Baker

5 May 1839–3 March 1888 (Age 48)
Poplar, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles Edward

When Charles Edward Baker was born on 5 May 1839, in Poplar, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Baker, was 28 and his mother, Jane Jean Rio Griffiths, was 28. He married Elizabeth Bird on 21 May 1860, in El Dorado, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 3 March 1888, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Edward Baker
Elizabeth Bird
Marriage: 21 May 1860
Charles E. Baker
Walter Baker
Annie Catherine Baker
Josephine Viola Baker
Evangeline Baker
Amy Jane Baker
Howard Edward Baker
Frances Edora Baker
Charles Kalman Baker Sr
Sadie Maud Baker
Lionel Lawrence Baker
Ernest Baker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1860El Dorado, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 10
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Engelbrecht BIRTH unknown DEATH 1849 BURIAL Olivet Memorial Park Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA MEMORIAL ID 65194145 · View Source
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 15
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    Henry and Jean Rio Baker Family London Residences via Vital Records, 1841 Census, and Historic Documents

    By Patricia Andersen The purpose of this essay is to link together as many records as possible to accurately place the Henry and Jane “Jean” Rio Griffiths Baker family in the London area, following t …

    Sources (23)

    • Charles E Baker, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Charles E Baker, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Chas Baker, "United States Census, 1870"

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