William Elmer Baker Jr

10 October 1905–18 February 1963 (Age 57)
Sharpsville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Elmer

When William Elmer Baker Jr was born on 10 October 1905, in Sharpsville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Elmer Baker Sr., was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Bertha Hilke, was 22. He lived in Wheatland, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 February 1963, at the age of 57.

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1906 · Saving Food Labels

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The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

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A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

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Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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  • William Baker Jr. in household of William Baker Sr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Baker Jr. in household of Wm Baker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Baker Jr. in household of William Baker, "United States Census, 1920"

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