Charles Richard Baker

4 September 1888–1 June 1949 (Age 60)
Wood, Texas, United States

The Life of Charles Richard

When Charles Richard Baker was born on 4 September 1888, in Wood, Texas, United States, his father, Willam Richard Baker, was 46 and his mother, Mary Caroline Payne, was 40. He died on 1 June 1949, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Willam Richard Baker
1842–1915
Mary Caroline Payne
1848–1926
Mollie Elizabeth Baker
1868–1951
Minnie Lena Baker
1874–
Nettie Oda Baker
1874–
Josephine Gertrude Baker
1876–1951
Katie Leona Baker
1880–1970
Lilian Undine Baker
1884–1897
Charles Richard Baker
1888–1949

Parents and Siblings

    Willam Richard Baker

    Male1842–1915Male

    Mary Caroline Payne

    Female1848–1926Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 17

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

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)

  • Chas Baker in household of W R Baker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charlie Richard Baker, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Charles Richard Baker, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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