Wanda Jean Baker

20 March 1956–11 October 1996 (Age 40)
Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Wanda Jean

When Wanda Jean Baker was born on 20 March 1956, in Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Norman Leroy Baker, was 34 and her mother, Floy E. Wenger, was 27. She died on 11 October 1996, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Bareville, Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Norman Leroy Baker
Floy E. Wenger
Wanda Jean Baker
Beverly S Baker
Carolyn F Baker
Gerald N Baker
John M Baker
Ray M Baker

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    Beverly S Baker


    Carolyn F Baker


    Gerald N Baker


    John M Baker


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1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 2

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Age 4

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.
1967 · The Twenty-Fifth Amendment

Age 11

The Twenty-fifth Amendment clarifies that when a President can't fulfill his role as President, the Vice President becomes President. He may do so only If the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office.

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)

  • Wanda J Weaver, "Pennsylvania Obituaries, 1977-2010"
  • Wanda J Baker Weaver in entry for Norman L Baker, "Pennsylvania Obituaries, 1977-2010"
  • Wanda J Weaver in entry for Norman L Baker, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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