Nell L Baker

1905–8 July 1987 (Age 82)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Nell L

Nell L Baker was born in 1905, in Alabama, United States. She married Gilbert J Criscoe on 10 October 1920, in Morgan, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 15 Wolff, Morgan, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 July 1987, at the age of 82, and was buried in Morgan City, Morgan, Alabama, United States.

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Gilbert J Criscoe
Nell L Baker
Marriage: 10 October 1920
James S Criscoe
Wilma O Criscoe
Albert J Criscoe
Elsie Lee Criscoe

Spouse and Children

10 October 1920
Morgan, Alabama, United States


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 7

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Nell Criscoe in household of G J Criscoe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mell L Criscoe in household of Gilbert J Criscoe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nell Louise Baker in entry for William Anderson Hendrix and Elsie Lee Criscoe, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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