Raymond Howard Baker

17 April 1900–6 April 1956 (Age 55)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Raymond Howard

When Raymond Howard Baker was born on 17 April 1900, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Baker, was 24 and his mother, Marshall Clare Wagner, was 22. He lived in McKees Rocks, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Ravenna, Ravenna Township, Portage, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 6 April 1956, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Baker
1875–1962
Marshall Clare Wagner
1878–1947
Raymond Howard Baker
1900–1956
Robert Melvin Baker
1902–1916
Joseph Baker
1907–1907
William W. Baker
1916–1997

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 5

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Raymond H Baker in household of Benjamine F Baker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Howard Baker in household of Benjamin F Baker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Howard Baker in household of Benjamin F Baker, "United States Census, 1940"

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