Sarah Baker

about June 1913–2009 (Age 95)

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Baker was born about June 1913, in Canada, her father, Jacob (Yankel) Baker, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Lillian Lichotski Baker, was 27. She married Benjamin Dinovitz on 27 June 1936, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She died in 2009, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 96.

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Benjamin Dinovitz
Sarah Baker
Marriage: 27 June 1936

Spouse and Children

27 June 1936
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob (Yankel) Baker


    Elizabeth Lillian Lichotski Baker




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 24

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 

Age 28

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Sarah Dinovitz in household of Sadie Dinovitz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sarah Baker in household of Jacob Baker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah Baker in entry for Morris Goldstein and Judith Elaine Dinovitz, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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