Bertice Dale Baker

24 September 1929–1 December 2002 (Age 73)
Killeen, Bell, Texas, United States

The Life of Bertice Dale

When Bertice Dale Baker was born on 24 September 1929, in Killeen, Bell, Texas, United States, her father, James Ira Baker, was 27 and her mother, Ethel Dea Morgan, was 23. She married Carl Linwood Pierce Dr on 24 January 1949. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Yancey, Medina, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 2, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 1 December 2002, in Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Burkburnett, Wichita, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Carl Linwood Pierce Dr
Bertice Dale Baker
Marriage: 24 January 1949
Dale Aunee Pierce
Keith Alan Pierce

Spouse and Children

    Carl Linwood Pierce Dr



24 January 1949


Parents and Siblings

    James Ira Baker





World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 3

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 20

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

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)

  • Bertice Baker in household of Ira Baker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertie Baker in household of Ira J Baker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dale Pierce in entry for Aunee Pierce-Thibodeaux, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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