Robert Griffin Baker

8 April 1916–29 June 1996 (Age 80)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Robert Griffin

When Robert Griffin Baker was born on 8 April 1916, in Alabama, United States, his father, Henry Thomas Baker, was 36 and his mother, Effie Pearl Blair, was 29. He lived in Centre, Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 6 Center, Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 29 June 1996, in Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Thomas Baker
Effie Pearl Blair
Mary C. Baker
Ben Evelyn Baker
Henry Blair Baker
C Harris Baker
William Raiford Baker
Bessie Lee Baker
Robert Griffin Baker

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Thomas Baker


    Effie Pearl Blair




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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 1

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Robert G Baker in household of Henry F Baker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Baker in household of Henry T Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • 1930 census Henry Baker and Pearl Blair family

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