Erma Baker (1888 - 1965)

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San Rafael, Marin County, California

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Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

Hulda Henriette Auguste Knuth Baker

Hulda Henriette Auguste Knuth Baker

George Washington Baker

George Washington Baker

Diane Joyce Afflerback Baker

Diane Joyce Afflerback Baker

Earl Wilson, Esther Williams, Marilyn Monroe.

Earl Wilson, Esther Williams, Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Earl Wilson and  Marilyn Monroe.

Earl Wilson and Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe and Sheilah Graham

Marilyn Monroe and Sheilah Graham

Sheilah Graham and Marilyn Monroe

Sheilah Graham and Marilyn Monroe

Sheilah Graham and Marilyn Monroe

Sheilah Graham and Marilyn Monroe

Wilma Louise (Baker) Myers

Wilma Louise (Baker) Myers

Ivan M Baker

Ivan M Baker

Lacey Mayne Baker

Lacey Mayne Baker

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Lenny Baker, Lou Jacobi & Helen Hanft Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe Hulda Henriette Auguste Knuth Baker George Washington Baker

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1888 - In the year that Erma Baker was born, on August 7th, the body of a prostitute was found in the Whitechapel section of London. Martha Tabram had been stabbed 39 times - a possible but not confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper. On August 31st, the body of Mary Ann Nichols was found - stabbed and mutilated. On September 8th, the body of Annie Chapman was found - throat slit and disemboweled. On September 30th, Elizabeth Stride, also a prostitute in Whitechapel, was found dead from a slit throat. Within an hour, another body was discovered - Catherine Eddowes'. She was far more savagely murdered and it is thought that the Ripper had more time with her. Then, on November 9th, the body of prostitute Mary Jane Kelly was found in a boarding room in Whitechapel. Considered to be the probable fifth, and last, of Jack the Ripper's victims, Kelly's was the most savage of his murders.

1913 - By the time she was 25 years old, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

1917 - At the age of 29 years old, Erma was alive when the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

1923 - By the time she was 35 years old, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

1965 - In the year of Erma Baker's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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Erma Baker died in December 1965 at 76 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on December 16, 1888. We are unaware of information about Erma's family or relationships. We know that Erma Baker had been residing in San Rafael, Marin County, California.

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