William George Archibald Baker

27 December 1946–9 April 1986 (Age 39)
Peterborough, Peterborough, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William George Archibald

When William George Archibald Baker was born on 27 December 1946, in Peterborough, Peterborough, England, United Kingdom, his father, Allan Ivor Baker, was 38 and his mother, Josephine Baker Harley, was 34. He died on 9 April 1986, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Allan Ivor Baker
1908–1994
Josephine Baker Harley
1912–1995
William George Archibald Baker
1946–1986

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World Events (3)

1948

Age 2

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1949

Age 3

The UK becomes a member of NATO.
1965 · Death Penalty is Abolished for Murder

Age 19

The death penalty for murder was abolished in England on November 8, 1965.

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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