James Clark Baker

17 February 1891–7 December 1980 (Age 89)
Whitley, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Clark

When James Clark Baker was born on 17 February 1891, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States, his father, Davis Hatfield Baker, was 40 and his mother, Susan Josephine Broyles, was 38. He married Esther Bell Spradlin on 24 November 1912. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Enola, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and Conway, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States in 1974. He died on 7 December 1980, in Clinton, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Barney, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States.

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James Clark Baker
Esther Bell Spradlin
Marriage: 24 November 1912
Oscar Clark Baker
Oda Esther Baker
Richard Franklin Baker
Bessie Opal Baker
Clifton Howard Baker Sr
Rachel Cylatha Baker
Olin Herbert Baker
Dortha Jane Baker

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24 November 1912


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1892 · The Radio is invented

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Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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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.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • James Clark Baker, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James Clark Baker, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James Clark Baker, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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