Lucy May Baker

22 November 1874–7 September 1953 (Age 78)
Perry, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Lucy May

When Lucy May Baker was born on 22 November 1874, in Perry, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Madison Baker, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Murrell, was 25. She married Lafayette Begley on 22 September 1890, in Hyden, Leslie, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Leslie, Kentucky, United States for about 30 years and Magisterial District 7 Elkhorn, Leslie, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 7 September 1953, in Hazard, Perry, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hazard, Perry, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lafayette Begley
Lucy May Baker
Marriage: 22 September 1890
Robert E Begley
Burchel Begley
Ellie Begley
William Begley
Ottis Begley
James Begley
Doshea Begley

Spouse and Children

    Lafayette Begley



22 September 1890
Hyden, Leslie, Kentucky, United States



    Burchel Begley


    Ellie Begley


    William Begley



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 18

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Lucy Bagley in household of Lu?hat Bagley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lucy Begley in household of Lathah Begley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lucy A Baker in household of James Baker, "United States Census, 1880"

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