Gaye Rosalynn Baker

Brief Life History of Gaye Rosalynn

When Gaye Rosalynn Baker was born on 26 July 1884, in Macon, Alabama, United States, her father, Julius Richmond Baker, was 27 and her mother, Frances Virginia Brunson, was 24. She married Otis Walter Smith on 19 April 1909. She lived in Election Precinct 3 Society Hill, Macon, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Society Hill, Macon, Alabama, United States in 1900. She died on 14 June 1910, in Macon, Alabama, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Society Hill, Macon, Alabama, United States.

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Otis Walter Smith
Gaye Rosalynn Baker
Marriage: 19 April 1909

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  • Gaye R Baker in household of Julius R Baker, "United States Census, 1900"

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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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