Richard Carlton Baker

Male1872–23 November 1949

Brief Life History of Richard Carlton

When Richard Carlton Baker was born in 1872, in Delaware, United States, his father, Lambert Ayres Baker, was 26 and his mother, Sarah E Parker, was 24. He married Maggie M West on 12 August 1897, in Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Representative District 6, Sussex, Delaware, United States in 1940. He died on 23 November 1949, in Delaware, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Carlton Baker
1872–1949
Maggie M West
1881–1944
Marriage: 12 August 1897
Olivette Rhoda Baker
1898–1987
Benjamin Carlton Baker
1902–1973
Margaret Catherine Baker
1907–1992

Sources (24)

  • Richard Baker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard C. Baker, "Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961"
  • M. Richard Baker in entry for Maggie Baker, "Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 August 1897Delaware, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 0

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

    Age 5

    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

    1893 · First U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

    Age 21

    The first time that the rank of Ambassador was used was in 1893. When on March 30, 1893, Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain.

    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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