Edna Bernice Baker

Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edna Bernice

When Edna Bernice Baker was born about 1903, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, her father, Frank Leslie Baker, was 34 and her mother, Harriet M Rohrer, was 31. She had at least 1 son with Dr George Harry Agnew Jr. She lived in Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died before 2003, at the age of 99.

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Edna Bernice Baker
Dr George Harry Agnew Jr
Merlin Harry Agnew

Spouse & Children



  • Merlin Harry Agnew


Parents & Siblings

  • Frank Leslie Baker


  • Female1872–1954Female



  • Frank Lyman Baker


  • Reuben J Baker


  • Ruth Baker


  • Female1903–2003Female

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 0

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

Age 1

The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers

Age 26

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Edna Agnew in household of Harry Agnew, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna B Baker in household of Frank L Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna Baker in household of Frank L Baker, "United States Census, 1910"

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