Ruth Loraine Baker

30 September 1941–26 November 2007 (Age 66)
Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruth Loraine

When Ruth Loraine Baker was born on 30 September 1941, in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, her father, Ewell Francis Baker, was 45 and her mother, Catherine Elizabeth Baker, was 24. She married Donald Jerome Howe on 10 October 1959. She died on 26 November 2007, at the age of 66, and was buried in Enterprise, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Donald Jerome Howe
Ruth Loraine Baker
Marriage: 10 October 1959

Spouse and Children

10 October 1959

Parents and Siblings

    Ewell Francis Baker


    Catherine Elizabeth Baker




World Events (8)


Age 1

On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and a small band of scientists and engineers demonstrated that a simple construction of graphite bricks and uranium lumps could produce controlled heat. The space chosen for the first nuclear fission reactor was a squash court under the football stadium at the University of Chicago.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Age 19

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 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.2 Americanized form of cognates or equivalents in many other languages, for example German Bäcker, Becker; Dutch Bakker, Bakmann; French Boulanger. For other forms see Hanks and Hodges ( 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Unknown in entry for El Demoine Jones, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Ruth Lorraine Jones, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Ruth Loraine Baker Jones, "Find A Grave Index"

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