Grace Valerie Baker

6 December 1903–30 September 1985 (Age 81)
Vandervoort, Polk, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Grace Valerie

When Grace Valerie Baker was born on 6 December 1903, in Vandervoort, Polk, Arkansas, United States, her father, William Monroe Baker, was 45 and her mother, Marilla Dora Tidwell, was 24. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Arthur Cleburne Milam. She lived in Ozark Township, Polk, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and White Township, Polk, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 September 1985, in Cove, Polk, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Cleburne Milam
Grace Valerie Baker
Loyd Kenneth Milam
Annie Josephine Milam
Winnie Jean Milam
Martin Earl Milam

Spouse and Children




    Annie Josephine Milam


    Winnie Jean Milam



Parents and Siblings

    William Monroe Baker


    Marilla Dora Tidwell




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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 1

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

Age 24

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

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)

  • Gracie Baker in household of Dora Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace Milam in household of Arthur C Milam, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gracie Baker in household of William Baker, "United States Census, 1910"

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