Rosa Baker

4 July 1881–July 1964 (Age 82)
Chelsea, Tama, Iowa, United States

The Life of Rosa

When Rosa Baker was born on 4 July 1881, in Chelsea, Tama, Iowa, United States, her father, Mahlon C. Baker, was 48 and her mother, Mary Jane Elwood, was 38. She married Edward H Hanlon on 25 July 1922, in Bancroft, Kossuth, Iowa, United States. She lived in Portland Township, Kossuth, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died in July 1964, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Dwight, Livingston, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward H Hanlon
Rosa Baker
Marriage: 25 July 1922

Spouse and Children

    Edward H Hanlon



25 July 1922
Bancroft, Kossuth, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Jane Elwood




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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 4

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Rosa Baker in household of Mahlon Baker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rose Hanlon, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rose Hanlon, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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