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Ernest Frank Baker (1895 - 1974)

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Ernest Frank Baker
1895 - 1974
Born
September 28, 1895
Krambruk, Apollo Bay in Victoria Australia
Death
November 21, 1974
Blackburn South, Victoria Australia
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Ernest Frank Baker was born on September 28, 1895 at Krambruk, Apollo Bay, Victoria. He is the child of Richard Joye Baker and Honora (Curtis) Baker, with siblings Albert, Arthur, Queenie, Adelaide, Annie, Beryl, and Richard. According to his family tree, Ernest was father to 3 children. He married Elsie (Cotton) Baker in 1924. They had children John "Jack" Curtis Baker, Ernest "Clive" Baker, and Kenneth Baker. He died on November 21, 1974 in Blackburn South, Victoria Australia at 79 years of age.
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Updated: March 26, 2021
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The Geelong Advertiser, July 1916. AIREY'S INLET. Late new's from France brings word that Corporal E. Baker is fit and well, and in the thick of the fight. His brother Bert, is at present in London. The Geelong Advertiser, November 1916. AIREY'S INLET. Sgt Ernest Baker and his sister, Nurse Baker, spent the week-end with their parent's at Split Point. On Monday night Sgt. Baker was tendered a hearty farewell at his parents home. Married Elsie Cotton in 1924. The Townsville Daily Bulletin, 8 August 1937. THURSDAY ISLAND NOTES. Thursday Island July 17. The Cape Leeuwin which has been cruising about the Straits attending the numerous lighthouses, called in here last Friday afternoon and picked up Mr. Greencock, the lighthouse mechanic, and his wife and family who are on transfer to Brisbane. His place was filled by Mr. Baker from Melbourne.
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November 26, 1974
Springvale Botanical Cemetery Princes Hwy, in Springvale, Australia
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Lighthouse Mechanic. Ironmoulder.

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Corporal 4th Field Artillery Brigade. WW1. Embarked from Melbourne 18 Nov. 1915, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire.
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Father to 3 children, he died on November 21, 1974 in Blackburn South, Victoria Australia at 79 years of age. he was buried in Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Australia. He was born on September 28, 1895 at Krambruk, Apollo Bay, Victoria. Ernest Frank Baker is the child of Richard Joye Baker and Honora (Curtis) Baker, with siblings Albert, Arthur, Queenie, Adelaide, Annie, Beryl, and Richard. According to his family tree, he married Elsie (Cotton) Baker in 1924. They had children John "Jack" Curtis Baker, Ernest "Clive" Baker, and Kenneth Baker.
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In 1895, in the year that Ernest Frank Baker was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1901, Ernest was merely 6 years old when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1922, when he was 27 years old, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1963, he was 68 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1974, in the year of Ernest Frank Baker's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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