Helen Baker

Brief Life History of Helen

Helen Baker was born on 4 June 1900, in Sullivan Township, Livingston, Illinois, United States. She married Ernest Milton Edwards in 1922, in Champaign, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Aledo, Mercer, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Galva, Galva Township, Henry, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 27 March 1985, in Palestine, Crawford, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Milton Edwards
1894–1967
Helen Baker
1900–1985
Marriage: 1922
Betty Bernice Edwards
1926–1926

Sources (3)

  • Helen Edwards in household of Ernest M Edwards, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen Baker, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Helen E Baker, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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