George Simeon Baker

13 May 1893–28 February 1985 (Age 91)
Charles Mix, South Dakota, United States

The Life of George Simeon

When George Simeon Baker was born on 13 May 1893, in Charles Mix, South Dakota, United States, his father, Ernest Revere Baker, was 39 and his mother, Emenitte Van Schoonhoven, was 34. He lived in California, United States in 1935 and Grant Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 28 February 1985, in Napa, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Revere Baker
Emenitte Van Schoonhoven
Genevria Maria Baker
Catherine Amanda Baker
David Crandale Baker
Lettie E Baker
Grace Valentine Baker
George Simeon Baker

Parents and Siblings

    Ernest Revere Baker


    Emenitte Van Schoonhoven




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

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.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • George S Baker in household of Ed Long, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George S Baker in household of Ernest A Baker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George Baker, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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