John William Baker

23 September 1892–25 January 1989 (Age 96)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of John William

John William Baker was born on 23 September 1892, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He married Nettie Opal Williams in May 1945, in Idaho, United States. He died on 25 January 1989, at the age of 96, and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Canyon, Idaho, United States.

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John William Baker
1892–1989
Nettie Opal Williams
1901–1963
Marriage: May 1945

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    May 1945Idaho, United States
  • World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1909 · First Canadian Flight
    Age 17
    The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 26
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    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

    Miller
    Bacher
    Bakker
    Baxter
    Beck
    Fournier
    Lefevre
    Sangster

    Sources (4)

    • John William Baker, "Idaho Naturalization Records, 1892-1990"
    • John W Baker, "United States Social Security Death Index"
    • John Baker, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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