Allie Jane Baker

14 November 1883–21 March 1969 (Age 85)
Barksdale, Edwards, Texas, United States

The Life of Allie Jane

When Allie Jane Baker was born on 14 November 1883, in Barksdale, Edwards, Texas, United States, her father, William Riley Baker, was 23 and her mother, Harriet Webber, was 15. She married Charles Jesse Hammer on 23 September 1903, in El Paso, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 21 March 1969, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Charles Jesse Hammer
Allie Jane Baker
Marriage: 23 September 1903
Georgie Fern Hammer
Thomas Riley Hammer
Jesse William Hammer
Woodrow Wilson Hammers
Marion Dixie Hammers

Spouse and Children

    Charles Jesse Hammer



23 September 1903
El Paso, Texas, United States


    Georgie Fern Hammer


    Thomas Riley Hammer


    Jesse William Hammer


    Woodrow Wilson Hammers


    Marion Dixie Hammers


Parents and Siblings

    William Riley Baker


    Harriet Webber




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 11

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Allie J Hammer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Allie J Hammers in household of Jesse C Hammers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Allie J Hammer in household of Jesse J Hammer, "United States Census, 1920"

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