Grete B Baker (1916 - 2001)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Grete B Baker’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Grete so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Grete’s biography.

Grete B Baker Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Grete B Baker and her immediate Baker family. Add to Grete B Baker's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Grete.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Grete B Baker? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Rugby, Pierce County, North Dakota

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Grete finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Grete attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Grete did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Grete B Baker is a military veteran.

Middle name

B

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Grete's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Grete's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Grete a religious woman? Add Grete’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Grete during various points of her life.

Timeline

1916 - In the year that Grete B Baker was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

1924 - When she was just 8 years old, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

1933 - By the time she was 17 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

1941 - At the age of 25 years old, Grete was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1979 - She was 63 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

Grete B Baker Family Tree

Who was Grete’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Grete’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Grete's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Grete B Baker
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Grete's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Grete B Baker is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Grete B Baker died on November 17, 2001 at 85 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Grete. She was born on July 30, 1916. There is no information about Grete's family or relationships. We know that Grete B Baker had been residing in Rugby, Pierce County, North Dakota.

Memories

What do you remember about Grete B Baker? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Grete is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Grete B Baker

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources