Michael Joseph Baker

20 September 1930–6 April 1987 (Age 56)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Michael Joseph

When Michael Joseph Baker was born on 20 September 1930, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, STANLEY John Baker, was 47 and his mother, Helen Rachel Greer, was 31. He died on 6 April 1987, in Woodlyn, Ridley Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

STANLEY John Baker
1882–
Helen Rachel Greer
1899–1988
Dorothy Greer Nancy Williams Baker
1919–1950
John Avery Baker
1921–1968
Norman Gideon Baker
1925–1952
Michael Joseph Baker
1930–1987
Brent A Baker
1932–2012

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1931

Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1932

Age 2

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1932

Age 2

Los Angeles, California, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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 (1)

  • Jerry Baker in household of Stanley Baker, "United States Census, 1930"

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