Rebecca Elizabeth Baker

29 June 1913–5 October 1954 (Age 41)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Rebecca Elizabeth

When Rebecca Elizabeth Baker was born on 29 June 1913, in Georgia, United States, her father, Joseph Christopher Baker, was 27 and her mother, Mary Alice Nobles, was 21. She married Ekron Elisha Wallis in 1929, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Kent, Texas, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 9, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1940. She died on 5 October 1954, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Concord, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Ekron Elisha Wallis
Rebecca Elizabeth Baker
Marriage: 1929
Anna Lee Wallis

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Texas, United States


    Anna Lee Wallis


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World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.

Age 14

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Rebecca Wallace in household of Ekron E Wallace, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rebekah Baker in household of Joseph Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rebecca E. Hoselton, "BillionGraves Index"

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