Richard Joye Benjamin Baker (1889 - 1970)

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Richard Joye Benjamin Baker
1889 - 1970
August 8, 1889
South Melbourne, VIC Australia
August 1, 1970
Edward street in Elsternwick, VIC Australia
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Richard Joye Benjamin Baker was born on August 8, 1889 in South Melbourne, VIC Australia. He is the child of Richard Joye Baker and Honora (Curtis) Baker, with siblings Albert, Arthur, Ernest, Queenie, Adelaide, Annie, and Beryl. According to his family tree, Richard was father to 3 children. He married Annie Frances Adelaide (Drysdale) Baker, and they had children Annie Joye (Baker) Murray, Norah Clare (Baker) Thompson, and Beryl Therese (Baker) Colquhoun ( Beitans. He died on August 1, 1970 at Edward street, Elsternwick, VIC Australia at age 80.
Updated: July 4, 2021
The Leader, Melbourne. 13th October 1917. -MARRIAGES. - BAKER. - DRYSDALE. - On the 8th September, at the residence of the brides parents, by the Rev. Oswald Jones. Richard Joye Benjamin, eldest son of Richard Joye and Norah Baker, Lighthouse Airey's Inlet, to Annie Frances Adelaide, youngest daughter of James and Annie Drysdale, Wedderburn.
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August 4, 1970
Springvale Botanical Cemetery in Springvale, VIC Australia
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The Age, Melbourne, 3 August 1970. BAKER.- In loving memory of dear brother, Richard Joye (Dick) passed away 1st Aug. A life well spent and a rest well earned. -Inserted by his loving brother,Ern and family

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In 1889, in the year that Richard Joye Benjamin Baker was born, on April 20th, Adolf Hitler was born in Austria-Hungary - now Austria. In his early 30's, he began his rise to power in German politics, eventually becoming the leader of the Nazi Party and F├╝hrer of Nazi Germany. He presided over the death of millions of civilians as well as leading Germany through World War II.

In 1934, Richard was 45 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1940, when he was 51 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1964, at the age of 75 years old, Richard was alive when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1970, in the year of Richard Joye Benjamin Baker's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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