Aubra Elton "Toppie" Baker

28 October 1925–19 July 1971 (Age 45)
Iola, Grimes, Texas, United States

The Life of Aubra Elton "Toppie"

When Aubra Elton "Toppie" Baker was born on 28 October 1925, in Iola, Grimes, Texas, United States, his father, Henry Harrison Baker, was 21 and his mother, Minnie Alice Mouser, was 21. He had at least 1 son with Mary Jacqueline Foster Baker Pixley. He died on 19 July 1971, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Henry Harrison Baker
1904–1988
Minnie Alice Mouser
1904–1928
Aubra Elton "Toppie" Baker
1925–1971

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 4

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1941

Age 16

Japanese attack 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 (1)

  • Aubra Elton Baker, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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