Ned Alvin Baker

18 October 1922–22 December 2003 (Age 81)
Arena, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ned Alvin

When Ned Alvin Baker was born on 18 October 1922, in Arena, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Frank Thomas Baker, was 50 and his mother, Alice Maude Gorst, was 40. He died on 22 December 2003, in Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Arena, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ned Alvin Baker
1922–2003
Norma Lee Baker
1932–

Spouse and Children

    Male1922–2003Male

    Norma Lee Baker

    Female1932–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Male1903–1990Male

    Unamed Baker

    Female1905–1905Female

    Alice Lucille Baker

    Female1909–1910Female

    Frank Floyd Baker

    Male1911–1912Male

    Helen M Baker

    Female1914–Female

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 10

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Ned Baker in household of Frank Baker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ned A Baker in household of Frank T Baker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ned A Baker, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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