Edna Richards Baker

Female23 July 1919–26 June 2016

Brief Life History of Edna Richards

When Edna Richards Baker was born on 23 July 1919, in Leavitt, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, her father, Samuel Leavitt Baker Jr, was 27 and her mother, Janet Richards, was 24. She married Leon Alder Cahoon on 23 July 1941, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. She lived in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1926. She died on 26 June 2016, in Cardston, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 96, and was buried in Leavitt, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Leon Alder Cahoon
Edna Richards Baker
Marriage: 23 July 1941

Sources (13)

  • Edna Baker in household of Samuel Leavitt Baker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Edna Richards Baker Cahoon in household of Leon A Cahoon, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Edna Cahoon in entry for Ireta Cahoon Head, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 July 1941Cardston, Cardston, Alberta, Canada
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    World Events (1)


    Age 63

    Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

    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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