George Hamilton Baker

Male31 August 1903–February 1986

Brief Life History of George Hamilton

When George Hamilton Baker was born on 31 August 1903, in Nevada, United States, his father, Daniel W. Baker, was 62 and his mother, Sarah Jane Totten, was 32. He lived in Cottonwood, Shasta, California, United States for about 10 years and Judicial Township 8, Shasta, California, United States in 1940. He died in February 1986, in Redding, Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Daniel W. Baker
1841–
Sarah Jane Totten
1871–1941
George Hamilton Baker
1903–1986

Sources (4)

  • Hamilton Baker in household of Joseph Sagustine, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Baker in household of Joseph Sagastuir, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George H Baker in household of Joseph Sagustine, "United States Census, 1920"

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Siblings (1)

World Events (8)

1904

Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 3

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1927

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

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.

Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘baker’, for example Dutch Bakker , German Becker and Beck , French Boulanger and Bélanger (see Belanger ), Czech Pekař, Slovak Pekár, and Croatian Pekar .

History: Baker was established as an early immigrant surname in Puritan New England. Among others, two men called Remember Baker (father and son) lived at Woodbury, CT, in the early 17th century, and an Alexander Baker arrived in Boston, MA, in 1635.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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