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Meaning of Baker means owner ir keeper of the village oven or stove.

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Margaret (Baker) Spry was born in 1450 in Landrake, England United Kingdom. She was married to Thomas Spry in 1469 in Cornwall County, and had a child Thomas Spry. Margaret Spry died at age 70 years old in 1520 in St. Germans. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Margaret Spry.
Mary Molly (Bolling) Baker was born in 1722 in VA American Colonies, and died at age 68 years old in 1790 in North Carolina USA. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Molly Bolling Bolling.
Titus Baker was born on June 18, 1736 at Tolland, Tolland, CT. He was married to Yvette Lynn Brooks and they later divorced. Titus Baker has children Tyre Kabir Baker and Tmeccah Aynes Baker. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Titus Baker.
Samuel Baker was born on December 16, 1799 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky United States. He was married to Catherine "Kitty" Moore in 1824, and they were together until Samuel's death on July 17, 1860. Samuel Baker had children James Baker, John Baker, Samuel Baker, and Charles Baker. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Samuel Nixon Baker.
Phoebe (Baker) Meeker was born on July 10, 1801 in Maryland United States. She was married to Jacob Redding Meeker in 1823, and they were together until Phoebe's death on June 18, 1854. Phoebe Meeker had children John Valentine Meeker, Oliver Perry Meeker, Ezra Manning Meeker, Hannah Jane (Meeker) Dunlap, and Usual Clark Meeker. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Phoebe (Baker) Meeker.
Margaretta (Baker) Harlan was born on August 16, 1802 in Chester County, Pennsylvania United States. She was married to Ezekiel Webb Harlan on May 9, 1822 in Susquehanna County, and had a child Josiah White Harlan. Margaretta Harlan died at age 75 years old on August 14, 1878 in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, and was buried in August 1878 at Mauch Chunk Cemetery in Jim Thorpe. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Margaretta (Baker) Harlan.
Alfred Baker was born in 1810. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Alfred Baker.
Annie Baker of Fton Australia was born in 1810 to Young James Baker and Mary Stuart Baker. Annie Baker died at age 85 years old in 1895 in Fton.
Arrived in Victoria 1854 on the Delgany her husband Edwin died 1855. Elizabeth died on the 52nd anniversary of their wedding.
Merrill Baker of Mexico was born on September 9, 1815, and died at age 100 years old in September 1915.
-1850 census, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Southwark, Ward3. Benjamin Baker..........29..............Nova Scotia Ellenor Baker.............21...............England Ben Baker.................1................Pennsylvania Ellenor Baker............0.................Pennsylvania Alfred Baker............40................Nova Scotia. 1860 census Pennsylvania Philadelphia East Division 4th Ward. Benjamin Baker.............40.........Penn.. Ellen Baker.................33..........England John Baker.................1.........Pennsylvania. Ellenor was Benjamin's first wife . In the 1850 census it states she was born in England around 1829. They had 2 children-( Ellenor and Benjamin ) but they must have died in infancy. John Baker was born in 1859, Ellen died of cholera in 1862. Then Ben married Ann and they had Richard in 1863, in 1866, Ann died, then he married Annie Barry on 29th November 1866. Catherine Adelia was born in August 1867 ( 3 months after Ben had drowned after falling overboard from his ship the brig “Ortolan” ). They lived at 517 South Front street Philadelphia. In McElroy's Business Directory of 1865 it states Benjamin Baker, boardinghouse, 517 South Front Street. In McElroy's Philadelphia City Directory of 1867 it states Baker Benj., sailor, 517 South Front st. Front Street was the first street built after William Penn founded Philadelphia in 1682. While putting a crew on the brig Ortolan Benjamin fell overboard into the Delaware river and drowned. The American brig Ortolan sunk in a hurricane near Panama in 1885, with all hands lost. ( near Aspinwall now Colon.) ( 22 vessels and 53 lives lost ) Methodist Episcopal Union Cemetery. ( M.E. Union cemetery ).
Thomas H Baker
Thomas H Baker was born on August 13, 1817 in Greene County, TD United States. He married Adilaide Porter Baker. He also married Margaret Stewart (Hale) Baker. Thomas Baker died at age 65 years old on March 1, 1883 in McGregor, McLennan County, TX, and was buried at Eagle Springs Cemetery in McGregor. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Thomas H Baker.

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Mary Elizabeth Baker was born to parents Francis J Baker and Mary E Hanlon. She was born and raised in New York and later moved to Keansburg, New Jersey. She was married to William Stewart Conley (1935-2011). Together they had four children including Francine Conley Carpenella (1960-2014) and Mary Elizabeth Conley. Mary Conley passed away on September 17, 1999.
Darlene Renee (Wilkins)
Darlene Renee (Wilkins) Baker was born on July 6, 1959 to Lonnie H Wilkins and Viola (Hackney) Wilkins, and is the mother of Daniel Scott Sloan. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Darlene Renee (Wilkins) .
Henry Baker of Auburn, Androscoggin County, ME was born on March 14, 1885, and died at age 91 years old in February 1977.
Janice E Baker was born on July 23, 1949, and died at age 56 years old on January 8, 2006. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Janice E Baker.
Steven Baker
Steven Baker of Opelika, Lee County, Alabama was born on September 13, 1960, and died at age 26 years old in November 1986.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Gloria Sopher.
Cyril F Baker of Northborough, Worcester County, MA was born on June 20, 1914, and died at age 65 years old in June 1979.
Margaret (Baker) Spry was born in 1450 in Landrake, England United Kingdom. She was married to Thomas Spry in 1469 in Cornwall County, and had a child Thomas Spry. Margaret Spry died at age 70 years old in 1520 in St. Germans. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Margaret Spry.
Richard Joye Baker
Born October 5, 1863, at 36 Almond street, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania census 1870. Name.............................Age.................Born. Joseph Shead-------28---------England. Anna Shead---------26---------Canada. John Baker----------12----------Pennsylvania. Richard Baker--------7----------Pennsylvania. Catherine Baker------3----------Pennsylvania. Shead and son bread makers, Philadelphia. ( The Revolt of the Field ) 1870's South East England. Wages of farm labourers cut. Labour shortage in New Zealand. New Zealand Government offer too good to refuse. Free passage to N.Z. In 1879 they sailed to New Zealand from England on the steamship Stad Haarlem. The barque rigged, Stad Haarlem was built to carry only 450 passengers, but converted for 600 passengers who made the long voyage from Plymouth, to Lyttleton, New Zealand. Anyone over 12 years old was considered an adult. The journey to N.Z. took 57 days, it would of been a lot quicker, but they had trouble loading coal at a few ports. The ship left Plymouth Sound on 15th Feb 1879, arrived N.Z. 14th April 1879. The passengers were mostly farm labourers from East Kent and Sussex, who had had enough of paycut's due to the fall in the price of wheat and hops. The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser. 17th April 1879. NEW ZEALAND. Wellington, Monday. The steamship Stad Haarlem, with 602 passengers, all well, arrived off Port Chalmers Head to-day. There was too much sea on the bar to permit her to enter. She proceeds to Lyttelton. She was detained eight days at Table Bay ( Cape Town) for want of coal. Joseph Shead had a bakery in High street, Christchurch, N.Z. When Richard was young his stepfather Joseph Shead (a baker) made him climb into the oven to get the loaves at the back. Richard disembarked off the brigantine Forest King in Sydney in March 1883 from New Zealand. The Forest King was renamed Vailele in 1890. - Papers Past N.Z. January 30, 1883, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Forest King for Sydney. ........................................... Richard married Norah in 1884 ---------------------------------- Electoral Roll. 1890. Vic. Aus. Norah Baker .........King street..Queenscliff....home duties. Richard J. Baker.....King street..Queenscliff.....lightkeeper. The Mornington Standard 1907. - DROMANA. Mr. Baker who recently had charge of the Rosebud lighthouse has been transferred to the Cape Everard station, during his sojourn here he and his family by their kind and obliging disposition made many friends who are sorry to hear of their departure. Mr.Baker was a staunch supporter of the Dromana football club and the genial lighthouse keeper and his family carry away with them the good wishes of the members. RICHARD JOYE BAKER --Lighthouses 1890..................Queenscliff. Assistant keeper. 1891-1892.........Cliffy Island. 1893-1895.........Cape Otway. 1896-1900.........Split Point, Airey's Inlet 1903....................Queenscliff. 1904.....................Port Fairy, Griffiths Island. 1906.....................South Channel. Rosebud. 1907-1910.............Cape Everard, ( Point Hicks ) 1910-1912...............Cape Schanck. 1912-1915................Cliffy Island. 1915-1919.................Split Point, Airey's Inlet. 1921...........................Cape Nelson, Cape Schanck. 1922...........................Airey's Inlet. The Mornington Standard. 29th April,1911 - Sports Gathering at Cape Schanck.- A very successful picnic and sports gathering was held by the Cape Schanck and Main Ridge State schools at Cape Schanck on the 19th April. A large number of friends and visitors attended in drags ( horse carriage ) etc., from Dromana, Rosebud, Boneo and Fingal. The lightkeeper ( Mr.Baker )and family doing everything possible to make all enjoy themselves. Parties visited Pulpit Rock, caves and the lighthouse. Races were held there being fifteen, following are the results: Infants, 50 yds...Beryl Baker 1, Mona Peters 2; Boys,14 years,100 yds, T. Cairns 1, T. Speakman 2. Boys 12 years,100 yds, Arthur Baker 1, P. Cairns 2. Girls 16 years and over 100 yds, Q. Baker 1, E. Cairns 2. Boys 18 years and over 100 yds, Ernest Baker 1, H. Cairns 2. Hop,step and jump, D. Baker (47 feet 6 inches) Tug of war won by George Patterson and his side. The best thanks are due to Mr. and Mrs. Baker for their efforts. A social was held in the evening dispersing at 1am. The Geelong Advertiser, November 1919. AIREY'S INLET. On the 31st of last month a very pleasant social evening was held at Inlet Hotel, where many friends gathered together to bid au revoir to Mr and Mrs. Baker on the eve of their departure from Airey's Inlet. For the past five years Mr. Baker has been head keeper at the Split Point Lighthouse, where recently an automatic light has been installed, making a keeper unnecessary. Friends motored from as far as Mt. Duneed, Freshwater Creek and Geelong to be present at the gathering. The musical programme was as follows:- song- Miss Baker, "The Rose of No Man's Land" : duet- Les and Percy Anderson "One of These Days"......song Mr. Baker-"I Love to be a Sailor" The Argus, Melbourne, November 1919. CAMERON.-On the 28th, October 1919, at his residence, "Glennifer", Boundary road, Surrey Hills, Alex Pullar, late A.I.F., loved pal of Bert ( late A.I.F. ), Ernie ( late A.I.F. ), Dick and Arthur Baker, and loved friend of Annie ( Mrs. Griffith ), Queenie ( Mrs.Graham ), and Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Baker, and Beryl, Lighthouse, Airey's Inlet. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cameron, of Genoa, Victoria, aged 25. ( Alex was wounded at Bapaume, France 1917 and repatriated to Australia, he died of Tuberculosis. Ernie and Alex were in the 4th Artillery Brigade, they embarked from Melbourne 18th November 1915, on HMAT Wiltshire.) ( Boundary road, name changed to Warrigal road in 1939). The Portland Guardian, 11 July 1921. TRANSFER. Mr. H. Dickson, who has been in charge of Cape Nelson Lighthouse since the retirement of Mr. H. Stafford, took his departure this morning for Cliffy Island. He is a native of Scotland and has decided to make "Aussie" his permanent abode, he represents a class of men most welcome to these shores. Mr. Baker, of Cliffy Island succeeds Mr. Dickson as the Nelson's chief. There is an old story passed down that Richard scratched some paint off the window that was facing inland of the Split Point light so that he could keep an eye on it from the pub. After Norah passed away in 1921,Richard married Clara Lear from Portland in 1923. One of Richard’s daughters Adelaide Catherine Noyes and her daughter Winifred Balzer were in charge of "Corinella " private hospital in Hannan street, Williamstown.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ronald Baker.
Charles Baker was born on January 20, 1842 in Indiana United States, and died at age 82 years old on November 28, 1924. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charles Baker.
Samuel Baker was born on March 8, 1838 in Indiana United States to Catherine "Kitty" Moore and Samuel Nixon Baker, and had siblings James Baker, John Baker, and Charles Baker. Samuel Baker died at age 70 years old on December 7, 1908 in Rockville. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Samuel Baker.
John Baker of United States was born in 1836, and died at age 33 years old on April 22, 1870 in Rockville, IN.
James Baker was born in 1830 in Indiana United States to Catherine "Kitty" Moore and Samuel Nixon Baker, and had siblings John Baker, Samuel Baker, and Charles Baker. James Baker died at age 93 years old on July 11, 1924. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James Baker.
Samuel Baker was born on December 16, 1799 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky United States. He was married to Catherine "Kitty" Moore in 1824, and they were together until Samuel's death on July 17, 1860. Samuel Baker had children James Baker, John Baker, Samuel Baker, and Charles Baker. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Samuel Nixon Baker.
Lorin Baker of Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma was born on July 30, 1894, and died at age 72 years old in April 1967.
Mary Baker of Emerald, VIC Australia was born in 1876 in Emerald, and died at age 1 year old in 1877 in Emerald.

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Richard Joye Baker
Born October 5, 1863, at 36 Almond street, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania census 1870. Name.............................Age.................Born. Joseph Shead-------28---------England. Anna Shead---------26---------Canada. John Baker----------12----------Pennsylvania. Richard Baker--------7----------Pennsylvania. Catherine Baker------3----------Pennsylvania. Shead and son bread makers, Philadelphia. ( The Revolt of the Field ) 1870's South East England. Wages of farm labourers cut. Labour shortage in New Zealand. New Zealand Government offer too good to refuse. Free passage to N.Z. In 1879 they sailed to New Zealand from England on the steamship Stad Haarlem. The barque rigged, Stad Haarlem was built to carry only 450 passengers, but converted for 600 passengers who made the long voyage from Plymouth, to Lyttleton, New Zealand. Anyone over 12 years old was considered an adult. The journey to N.Z. took 57 days, it would of been a lot quicker, but they had trouble loading coal at a few ports. The ship left Plymouth Sound on 15th Feb 1879, arrived N.Z. 14th April 1879. The passengers were mostly farm labourers from East Kent and Sussex, who had had enough of paycut's due to the fall in the price of wheat and hops. The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser. 17th April 1879. NEW ZEALAND. Wellington, Monday. The steamship Stad Haarlem, with 602 passengers, all well, arrived off Port Chalmers Head to-day. There was too much sea on the bar to permit her to enter. She proceeds to Lyttelton. She was detained eight days at Table Bay ( Cape Town) for want of coal. Joseph Shead had a bakery in High street, Christchurch, N.Z. When Richard was young his stepfather Joseph Shead (a baker) made him climb into the oven to get the loaves at the back. Richard disembarked off the brigantine Forest King in Sydney in March 1883 from New Zealand. The Forest King was renamed Vailele in 1890. - Papers Past N.Z. January 30, 1883, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Forest King for Sydney. ........................................... Richard married Norah in 1884 ---------------------------------- Electoral Roll. 1890. Vic. Aus. Norah Baker .........King street..Queenscliff....home duties. Richard J. Baker.....King street..Queenscliff.....lightkeeper. The Mornington Standard 1907. - DROMANA. Mr. Baker who recently had charge of the Rosebud lighthouse has been transferred to the Cape Everard station, during his sojourn here he and his family by their kind and obliging disposition made many friends who are sorry to hear of their departure. Mr.Baker was a staunch supporter of the Dromana football club and the genial lighthouse keeper and his family carry away with them the good wishes of the members. RICHARD JOYE BAKER --Lighthouses 1890..................Queenscliff. Assistant keeper. 1891-1892.........Cliffy Island. 1893-1895.........Cape Otway. 1896-1900.........Split Point, Airey's Inlet 1903....................Queenscliff. 1904.....................Port Fairy, Griffiths Island. 1906.....................South Channel. Rosebud. 1907-1910.............Cape Everard, ( Point Hicks ) 1910-1912...............Cape Schanck. 1912-1915................Cliffy Island. 1915-1919.................Split Point, Airey's Inlet. 1921...........................Cape Nelson, Cape Schanck. 1922...........................Airey's Inlet. The Mornington Standard. 29th April,1911 - Sports Gathering at Cape Schanck.- A very successful picnic and sports gathering was held by the Cape Schanck and Main Ridge State schools at Cape Schanck on the 19th April. A large number of friends and visitors attended in drags ( horse carriage ) etc., from Dromana, Rosebud, Boneo and Fingal. The lightkeeper ( Mr.Baker )and family doing everything possible to make all enjoy themselves. Parties visited Pulpit Rock, caves and the lighthouse. Races were held there being fifteen, following are the results: Infants, 50 yds...Beryl Baker 1, Mona Peters 2; Boys,14 years,100 yds, T. Cairns 1, T. Speakman 2. Boys 12 years,100 yds, Arthur Baker 1, P. Cairns 2. Girls 16 years and over 100 yds, Q. Baker 1, E. Cairns 2. Boys 18 years and over 100 yds, Ernest Baker 1, H. Cairns 2. Hop,step and jump, D. Baker (47 feet 6 inches) Tug of war won by George Patterson and his side. The best thanks are due to Mr. and Mrs. Baker for their efforts. A social was held in the evening dispersing at 1am. The Geelong Advertiser, November 1919. AIREY'S INLET. On the 31st of last month a very pleasant social evening was held at Inlet Hotel, where many friends gathered together to bid au revoir to Mr and Mrs. Baker on the eve of their departure from Airey's Inlet. For the past five years Mr. Baker has been head keeper at the Split Point Lighthouse, where recently an automatic light has been installed, making a keeper unnecessary. Friends motored from as far as Mt. Duneed, Freshwater Creek and Geelong to be present at the gathering. The musical programme was as follows:- song- Miss Baker, "The Rose of No Man's Land" : duet- Les and Percy Anderson "One of These Days"......song Mr. Baker-"I Love to be a Sailor" The Argus, Melbourne, November 1919. CAMERON.-On the 28th, October 1919, at his residence, "Glennifer", Boundary road, Surrey Hills, Alex Pullar, late A.I.F., loved pal of Bert ( late A.I.F. ), Ernie ( late A.I.F. ), Dick and Arthur Baker, and loved friend of Annie ( Mrs. Griffith ), Queenie ( Mrs.Graham ), and Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Baker, and Beryl, Lighthouse, Airey's Inlet. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cameron, of Genoa, Victoria, aged 25. ( Alex was wounded at Bapaume, France 1917 and repatriated to Australia, he died of Tuberculosis. Ernie and Alex were in the 4th Artillery Brigade, they embarked from Melbourne 18th November 1915, on HMAT Wiltshire.) ( Boundary road, name changed to Warrigal road in 1939). The Portland Guardian, 11 July 1921. TRANSFER. Mr. H. Dickson, who has been in charge of Cape Nelson Lighthouse since the retirement of Mr. H. Stafford, took his departure this morning for Cliffy Island. He is a native of Scotland and has decided to make "Aussie" his permanent abode, he represents a class of men most welcome to these shores. Mr. Baker, of Cliffy Island succeeds Mr. Dickson as the Nelson's chief. There is an old story passed down that Richard scratched some paint off the window that was facing inland of the Split Point light so that he could keep an eye on it from the pub. After Norah passed away in 1921,Richard married Clara Lear from Portland in 1923. One of Richard’s daughters Adelaide Catherine Noyes and her daughter Winifred Balzer were in charge of "Corinella " private hospital in Hannan street, Williamstown.
Martha (Baker) Campbell
Martha Ann (Baker) Campbell was born to Roderick. R. Baker (1844 - 1900), a physician, and Elizabeth "Betty" Johnson (1845 - 1939). She had several siblings, some of whom were: William J., Campbell Bart, Robert C., Sarah Mae "Sally", Margaret, Jesse, Martha, Spicie E., and James Baker. Martha Baker married Adam H. Campbell (1877 - 1915) in December of 1904 in Perry County, Kentucky, and they had children Beatrice Lillian (1905 - 1946), William Wallace (1908 - 1967), June Tolliver (1910 - 1950), and Helen Faye Campbell (1914 - 2007).
Claire Baker
Clarie Edward Baker was born on August 27, 1906 in View Clark County Washington to parents George Baker (1881-1930) and Ethel Adele Davis (1881-1964). He had siblings Edna Mariorie Baker (1908-1996), Orville George Baker (1910-1959), James Irvin Baker (1914-1975), Russell Wayne Baker (1916-1958), Iris Ethel Baker (1920-), and Vernon Ross Baker (1927-1956). On January 25, 1936 he married Elinor Verona Klineline (1917–2003) in Clark, Washington. The couple had two children together. Claire & Elinor moved to Long Beach, Washington, from Vancouver, Washington, in 1947, purchasing an oceanfront travel court they named Trade Winds Cottages, previously known as McFadden Flats. He began a new position with Pacific County PUD #2, while also helping Elinor run the cottages which they both loved. They sold the cottages in 1970, in preparation for his retirement from the PUD, in 1971, when they would both retire. They moved a few blocks inland & he put in a large vegetable garden, which he loved & worked in every day for over 15 years; also, repairing various appliances in the garage he built, until Parkinson's Disease made it impossible.
Josephine Baker
A dancer and singer - and even a spy! -Josephine Baker was all the rage and scandal in 1920s Paris, especially after she performed her "Danse Sauvage" at the Folies Bergère. She wore only a string of pearls, wrist cuffs, and a skirt of 16 rubber bananas! Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St Louis MO to Carrie McDonald (adopted by Richard and Elvira McDonald, formerly enslaved) and possibly Eddie Carson (a vaudeville drummer) although there is a suspicion that her father may have been Carrie's German employer, Josephine grew up poor. Her mother married Arthur Martin later but he didn't usually have a job so her mother took in laundry to keep the family afloat. From this marriage, Josephine had 3 half siblings, Arthur, Marguerite and Willie. Working as household help and a waitress and living on the streets in her very early teens, Josephine began busking as a street-corner dancer. She met and married Willie Wells at age 13 but the marriage lasted less than a year. Then at age 15 (1921), she married Willie Baker. Although they divorced in 1925, she kept "Baker" as her surname for the rest of her life. (She married twice more, Jean Lion 1937 - 1940 and Jo Bouillon (1947 - 1961) and had another relationship from 1973 - 1975 with Robert Brady). None of her relationship lasted long. At age 15, Josephine moved to New York and became a highly paid dancer but true fame came when she went to Paris (her home for the rest of her life). She later said of her first time in Paris ""No, I didn't get my first break on Broadway. I was only in the chorus in 'Shuffle Along' and 'Chocolate Dandies'. I became famous first in France in the twenties. I just couldn't stand America and I was one of the first colored Americans to move to Paris. Oh yes, Bricktop was there as well. Me and her were the only two, and we had a marvellous time. Of course, everyone who was anyone knew Bricky. And they got to know Miss Baker as well." In Paris, she danced practically nude (for instance, wearing just a skirt of fake bananas) and appearing onstage with her pet cheetah. Ernest Hemingway called her ""the most sensational woman anyone ever saw." After another marriage to a Frenchman, Josephine became a citizen of France. When France declared war on Germany (WW2), she was recruited as a spy for the French, charming German high officials at parties and passing on the information she gathered. After the war, Baker received the Croix de guerre and the Rosette de la Résistance. She was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by General Charles de Gaulle. After the War, she returned to performing as well becoming a supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. After she and her (Caucasian) husband were refused reservations at 36 hotels in NYC, she wrote articles and traveled in the US South speaking out about racial discrimination and refusing to perform in front of segregated audiences. During her lifetime, she adopted 12 children of different backgrounds who she called her "Rainbow Tribe." Her last performance was on April 8, 1975 - a star-studded gala attended by the likes of Prince Rainier, Princess Grace, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sophia Loren, Mick Jagger, Shirley Bassey, Diana Ross, and Liza Minnelli. Josephine was found our days later, reportedly "lying peacefully in her bed surrounded by newspapers with glowing reviews of her performance". In a coma after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, she was taken to Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, where she died, at age 68, on 12 April 1975.
Spice (Baker) Campbell
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Honora (Curtis) Baker
Married 1884. The Geelong Advertiser, October 31, 1921. AIREY'S INLET. Quite a gloom was cast over the district on Saturday when it became known that Mrs. Richard Baker had passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Baker had lived for several years at the Split Point Lighthouse, and during that period were extremely popular with the residents and visitors to the district. Mrs. Baker was a highly cultured lady and took a very keen interest in social affairs. No local entertainment seemed complete without her presence. Since her removal from Airey's Inlet, Mrs. Baker had resided in Melbourne as her state of health rendered it impossible for her to accompany her husband to Cape Schanck, where he was in charge of the lighthouse station. Mrs. Baker leaves a family of four girls and four boys.

Ira E Baker
Ira E Baker was born in August 1834. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ira E Baker.
Perry  Baker
Perry Baker was born in 1850. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Perry Baker.
Lenny Baker
Leonard “Lenny” Baker (January 17, 1945 – April 12, 1982) was an American actor of stage and film and screen best known for his Tony Award-winning performance in "I Love My Wife" in 1977. Biography Early years Baker was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Bertha and William Baker. A 1962 graduate of Brookline High School, he received his college degree from Boston University, and performed in regional theater. He spent several summers at the O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference in Waterford, Connecticut. Career Baker appeared Off Broadway in plays such as Conerico Was Here to Stay, Paradise Gardens East, The Year Boston Won the Pennant, and Summertree, debuting on Broadway in 1974 in The Freedom of the City, performing in repertory in Secret Service and Boy Meets Girl, and in Pericles, Prince of Tyre, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry V and Measure for Measure with the Joseph Papp New York Shakespeare Festival. He devoted himself to the production of new plays at The O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference where he worked with Werner Liepolt and many other young playwrights. He was highly praised by critics Clive Barnes and Walter Kerr and won the Tony Award for his performance in "I LOVE MY WIFE" In the course of his career Baker appeared in a number of television shows, such as Kojak, Starsky and Hutch, The Rockford Files, and Taxi. Far and away most prominent amongst his film roles, which included The Hospital and The Paper Chase, was Next Stop, Greenwich Village, for which he was widely praised by critics and for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Personal life Baker's career was cut short by illness. Throat problems led to him leaving the cast of the pre-Broadway show Broadway, Broadway in 1978, and his final television performances were in 1979. He died on April 12, 1982 of cancer, He had two brothers, Alan and Malcolm. Work Stage Broadway The Freedom of the City – Alvin Theatre, 1974 Secret Service – Playhouse Theatre, 1976 – Henry Dumont Boy Meets Girl – Playhouse Theatre, 1976 – Robert Law I Love My Wife – Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1977 – Alvin Off Broadway Conerico Was Here to Stay – Fortune Theatre, 1969 – Young Man Summertree - Players Theatre, 1969 - Young Man Paradise Gardens East – Fortune Theatre, 1969 – Brother The Year Boston Won the Pennant – Mitzi Newhouse Theatre, 1969 – Dillinger/Peabody Barbary Shore – Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, 1973 – Mike Lovett Pericles, Prince of Tyre – Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, 1974 – Thailard/Knight of Ephesus/Boult The Merry Wives of Windsor – Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, 1974 – Abraham Slender Henry V – Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, 1976 – Dauphin Measure for Measure – oseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, 1976 – Lucio Television The Teaching, 1970 – Samuel Golden Pueblo, 1973 – Ensign T.L. Harris Kojak: "Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die", 1974 – Joyce Harrington Sunshine: "White Bread and Margarine", 1975 – Jinx Secret Service – Henry Dumont, 1977 The Rubber Gun Squad, 1977 – Eddie Starsky and Hutch: "Ninety Pounds of Trouble", 1979 – Damon The Rockford Files: "Only Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die" Parts 1 and 2, 1979 – Ronny Martz Taxi: "Latka's Revolting", 1979 – Baschi Film The Hospital, 1971 – Dr. Schaefer A.W.O.L., 1972 – Sidney Feitel Malatesta's Carnival of Blood, 1973 – Sonja The Paper Chase, 1973 – William Moss Next Stop, Greenwich Village, 1976 – Larry Lapinsky
Sally (Baker) Deaton
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-1850 census, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Southwark, Ward3. Benjamin Baker..........29..............Nova Scotia Ellenor Baker.............21...............England Ben Baker.................1................Pennsylvania Ellenor Baker............0.................Pennsylvania Alfred Baker............40................Nova Scotia. 1860 census Pennsylvania Philadelphia East Division 4th Ward. Benjamin Baker.............40.........Penn.. Ellen Baker.................33..........England John Baker.................1.........Pennsylvania. Ellenor was Benjamin's first wife . In the 1850 census it states she was born in England around 1829. They had 2 children-( Ellenor and Benjamin ) but they must have died in infancy. John Baker was born in 1859, Ellen died of cholera in 1862. Then Ben married Ann and they had Richard in 1863, in 1866, Ann died, then he married Annie Barry on 29th November 1866. Catherine Adelia was born in August 1867 ( 3 months after Ben had drowned after falling overboard from his ship the brig “Ortolan” ). They lived at 517 South Front street Philadelphia. In McElroy's Business Directory of 1865 it states Benjamin Baker, boardinghouse, 517 South Front Street. In McElroy's Philadelphia City Directory of 1867 it states Baker Benj., sailor, 517 South Front st. Front Street was the first street built after William Penn founded Philadelphia in 1682. While putting a crew on the brig Ortolan Benjamin fell overboard into the Delaware river and drowned. The American brig Ortolan sunk in a hurricane near Panama in 1885, with all hands lost. ( near Aspinwall now Colon.) ( 22 vessels and 53 lives lost ) Methodist Episcopal Union Cemetery. ( M.E. Union cemetery ).
Elinor Baker
Elinor Verona (Klineline) Baker of Long Beach, Pacific County, WA was born on November 11, 1917 at Missoula, Montana to Harry Bryan Klineline and Zella (Grabeel) Klineline. She had siblings Harry "Jack" Klineline, Erva Louise (Klineline) Van Fleet, and Eloise Billie (Klineline) Pierce. She married Claire Baker, and had children Jean Ann Newman and Monty Edward Baker. Elinor Baker died at age 86 years old on December 19, 2003 at Kent, Washington in Kent, King County, and was buried in 2004 at Ashes scattered over the beach. in Long Beach, Pacific County.
Elsie Olive (Baker) of Wagga Wagga, Wagga Wagga City Council County, NSW Australia was born on March 28, 1899 in Wagga Wagga, and died at age 90 years old on August 17, 1989.
Steven Baker
Steven Baker of Opelika, Lee County, Alabama was born on September 13, 1960, and died at age 26 years old in November 1986.
Robert Joseph Baker
Robert Joseph Baker was born on February 14. He was in a relationship with Shirley Ann Baker, and had children Micheal Anthony Baker, Donna Jean Baker, and Robert Joseph Baker Jr. Robert Baker died in Aug in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Joseph Baker.
Beryl  Floris Doreen (Baker) Cameron
The Age, Melbourne. 6th July 1907. BAKER.- On the 10th of June, at the South Channel Lighthouse, the wife of R. J. Baker, a daughter. Married to Horace Hugh Cameron in 1929. Beryl was known as Mrs. H. Cameron.
William Gorham Baker
William Gorham Baker was born on July 18, 1867. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William Gorham Baker.
Emma (Baker) Milhizer
Emma's father was known as Augustus or "August" Karl Baker or Becker (1850 - 1929) born in Germany. Her mother was Maria or Mary Dorothea (Müller or Miller) Baker or Becker (1851 - 1923) also born in Germany. She had siblings Charles, Hattie, Katherine, August, and Nelson. Emma married William Milhizer (1869 - 1950) on January 30 1901 in Sand Lake New York and they had children William, Allen, Gladys, Albert, and Elmer. See Gladys, Albert, & Elmer Milhizer, New York 1915 In the 1940 federal census, Emma was 61 and living with her family on Pawling Ave in Troy NY. In the household were husband William and son Elmer. William was the only one working - he was the proprietor of a business.
Ethel Hunter Baker
Ethel Hunter (Yariger) Baker was born on April 1, 1911. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ethel Hunter Baker.
Jean Ann Newman
Jean Ann (Baker) Newman of Renton, King County, Washington United States was born on November 19, 1936 at Vancouver, Washington, and died at age 84 years old on January 28, 2021 at Renton, Washington in Renton. Jean Newman was buried on February 4, 2021 at Greenwood Memorial Park 350 Monroe Ave NE, in Renton.

Baker Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Baker family member is 72.0 years old according to our database of 155,237 people with the last name Baker that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

72.0 years

Oldest Bakers

These are the longest-lived members of the Baker family on AncientFaces.

Theresa Baker of Vanceboro, Craven County, North Carolina was born on December 1, 1854, and died at age 121 years old in November 1976.
121 years
John Baker was born on July 21, 1849, and died at age 120 years old in January 1970. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Baker.
120 years
Charles Baker of New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana was born on December 31, 1860, and died at age 116 years old in November 1977.
116 years
Timmy Baker was born on April 29, 1863, and died at age 114 years old in March 1978. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Timmy Baker.
114 years
Ronald Baker was born on June 24, 1862, and died at age 115 years old in July 1977. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ronald Baker.
115 years
John Baker was born on April 14, 1865, and died at age 113 years old in February 1979. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Baker.
113 years
Mary Baker of Temple, Bell County, Texas was born on April 26, 1873, and died at age 111 years old in February 1985.
111 years
Tommy Baker was born on August 27, 1866, and died at age 111 years old in March 1978. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Tommy Baker.
111 years
Sarah Baker of Gonzales, Ascension County, Louisiana was born on October 30, 1866, and died at age 110 years old in March 1977.
110 years
Walley Mcbride Baker of Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware was born on January 9, 1898, and died at age 111 years old on April 8, 2009.
111 years
Mary Baker was born on May 22, 1870, and died at age 108 years old in February 1979. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Baker.
108 years
Mildred W Baker of El Paso, El Paso County, TX was born on April 9, 1885, and died at age 109 years old on July 3, 1994.
109 years
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Dear everyone,
My name's Antonio and write from an Italian city.
I decided with a lot of shyness to write you.
I have always been a great fan of martial arts movie especially about Bruce Lee ones. In one of Bruce Lee movie there was an actor called Robert Bob ( some guys called him Huckabaa) Baker. I don't know a lot of him. I know that probably he was born in the Bay Area California and had the chance to work out with Bruce Lee ( he wasn't so famous again) and James Yimm Lee in Oakland,Ca during the 60s.
Probably he moved in L.A.
I think he was born in Bay area too in 1940 and died in 1993.
Hope you can help me.
Antonio from Italy
Dear everyone,
My name's Antonio and write from an Italian city.
I decided with a lot of shyness to write you.
I have always been a great fan of martial arts movie especially about Bruce Lee ones. In one of Bruce Lee movie there was an actor called Robert Bob ( some guys called him Huckabaa) Baker. I don't know a lot of him. I know that probably he was born in the Bay Area California and had the chance to work out with Bruce Lee ( he wasn't so famous again) and James Yimm Lee in Oakland,Ca during the 60s.
Probably he moved in L.A.
I think he was born in Bay area too in 1940 and died in 1993.
Hope you can help me.
Antonio from Italy
Roanoke Times, The (VA) - July 24, 1996
BAKER, Ernest Bennett, 74, of Pearisburg, died Tuesday, July 23, 1996. Mr. Baker was a ve teran of World War II and served in China, Burma and India. Mr. Baker was the retired Animal Control Officer for Giles County. He was a member of the Green Valley United Methodist Church. Mr. Baker was born in Ballard, W. Va. on November 28, 1921 and was a son of the late Lamar S. Baker and Hattie Miller Baker. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mae Stephens Baker. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Mike Collins, Pearisburg; one brother, James W. Baker, Salem; two sisters, Mrs. David P. (Ella Mae) Williams, Peterstown, W. Va., Mrs. James R. (Betty) Caldwell, Salem; two granddaughters, Jil and Traci Collins, Pearisburg. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 25, 1996, at 2 p.m. in the Givens Funeral Chapel, Pearisburg, with the Rev. Larry Patton and the Rev. David Olinger officiating, with interment in Birchlawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.
Roanoke Times, The (VA) - November 12, 1991
Franklin D. Baker Sr., age 57, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, November 5, 1991, in the VA Hospital in Salem. He is survived by his wife, Jean Baker; four sons, Ronald Baker, Roanoke; Wesley Baker, Bedford; Ricky Baker and Frankie Baker, both of Roanoke; two daughters, Joann Baker, Roanoke; Connie Mays, Goodview; two brothers, Jimmy Baker, Salem; Bennett Baker, Pearisburg; two sisters, Betty Caldwell, Salem; Ella Mae Williams, Peterstown, W.Va.; five stepchildren; nine grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Orchard Cemetery, Ballard, W.Va., with Minister Richard Brown officiating.
(Ellis was a son of Joseph Robert Baker and Nannie Whitt, both born in Tazewell County, Virginia.)

The following tribute to Ellis Baker was published on DAILY CELEBRATIONS at


ELLIS ADRIAN BAKER
November 17, 1917 - April 18, 2000


Today we celebrate the life of Ellis Adrian Baker, born November 17, 1917, in North Bend Lumber Camp, Nicholas County, West Virginia. His death on April 18, 2000, made the world a poorer place but heaven immensely richer.

For the last forty years of his life, “Mr. Baker," as he was known, was a simple man with simple needs. He was one of those genuine “characters” that small-town America sometimes produces. He tended cattle; he tended bees; but most of all, he tended people.

One of his sisters said she always thought Ellis should have been a priest. Actually, he was a priest of sorts. Found in his wallet after his death was a beat-up old crucifix made of the basest sort of metal, tarnished on the side: an apt symbol, for his mission was to the poor, the different, the r*******, the unaccepted, the widow.

He never owned a home. At least that’s how the world saw it. Actually, he had two “homes”...his electric shop on Monroe Street in Alderson, West Virginia, where anyone of any race, class or social standing was welcome, and his “home” at Alderson Hospitality House, a Christian mission to the families of women in the Federal Prison at Alderson.

He never married, nor had children. But other people’s children loved him. They could sense that he was an authentic person. Nothing phony there! A little girl once told him, “You sure are ugly.” He just grinned, and in about a minute, that little girl was sitting on his lap, talking as though she had found her best friend. And she probably had.

If he had two of anything, he would give one away. His blood relatives knew that if they gave him anything for his birthday or Christmas, most likely he would give it to someone else. He gave his time, his talent, his labor, and most of his money away.

There are lots of “Mr. Baker” stories, some just now coming to light. One woman related the story of how her first husband was killed, leaving her a widow with small children. When her washing machine broke down, “Mr. Baker” fixed it but wouldn’t take any money, saying “This will help you out a little.” No one will ever know just how many people he helped. He never bragged. He never boasted. He just went quietly about his life, helping those who happened across his path.

At eighty-two years of age, he was often found late in the evening working on someone’s furnace, most likely for free. By the world’s standards, he was a poor man. He died with a few dollars in his battered wallet and a few meager possessions in the room that had been his home for thirty-five years.

Ellis could have been a very wealthy man, and at one time, had a Lincoln Continental, a motorcycle, and a closet full of expensive suits and shoes. But somewhere along the way, he gave up that life. From then on, he traveled “light." For those who knew and loved him, he was the closest thing to a saint most of us will ever know.

Written by his sister-in-law, Dee
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01-17-2004 E-mail from cousin Reka Clowers:
Regarding family stories, I don't really know many. I do recall a few
stories that Great Grandpa Berry Baker told me about his youth.

One was about a time when his family was relocating.

Grandpa Baker said he couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 and they were
traveling by wagon train. He said he had made friends with a couple of boys
about his same age they were suppose to gather fire wood as the train rolled
during the day. They would gather what they could find and each would throw
it into a designated section on his family's wagon. Depending on the
terrain, they might have to go a little ways out from the wagons and then
run to catch up. One day the boys got to playing and not paying attention
and all of a sudden there was this Indian on horseback in front of them.
Grandpa said the Indian spoke English as well as anyone and he asked the
boys weren't they a little farther away from the wagons than they were
supposed to be. Grandpa said the three of them looked around and couldn't
see anything of the train, not even a little dark spec. The youngest boy
started to cry and all three of them thought they were going to be scalped.
Grandpa said "this big Indian" slid off his horse and squatted down so that
he was eye level with the little boy who was crying and reassured him that
everything was going to be ok and that he knew where the wagon train was and
he would take all of them back. He then put all three boys on the back of
his horse and walked beside them as he lead the horse to the wagon train.

By the time they got back, it was near dusk and too dangerous for them to go
search for firewood. Since the boys had been playing, there was no firewood
to cook with that night so their families had to eat jerky and drink water
for supper. The Indian ate a good hot stew with the wagon master, and left
in the morning when the train left out at sunrise following breakfast. The
boys and their families also got jerky and water for breakfast and lunch
because there were no leftovers from the previous night's supper or that
morning's breakfast.

Supper usually consisted of hot coffee, a good hot stew made either with
some jerky, a rabbit, squirrel or some other small animal or beans (for an
extra special treat a few small chunks of salt pork might be in the beans),
adding some greens and roots picked by the females they walked and tasty hot
cornbread. For breakfast, they usually had hot coffee, lard fried
flapjacks, maybe some molasses, and maybe some fried salt pork or if they
had some left over cornbread from supper the kids had that mixed with hot
water and a little molasses--a sort of hot cereal dish. Or on a real special
occasion, the kids might have some freshly made cornmeal mush with a little
molasses for breakfast. Lunch usually consisted of cold flapjacks leftover
from that mornings' breakfast with either jerky or cold beans, providing the
beans had been meatless the night before, and water to drink.

Grandpa said he and his two friends never again lost sight of the wagons or
played instead of gathering firewood for a number of reasons. Among the
reasons were; one, for a growing, active little boy jerky and water is not
enough, especially when that little boy could smell the food cooking at the
other wagons. Another reason was, the boys had let their families down -
everybody in the family went hungry because they had neglected their chore.
But primarily, meeting up with that Indian had scared the daylights out of
them.
Looking for a Eva Baker from Cannelton,Indiana from the 1930's. She new a Ivo Huber family. Looking to find out where she moved to and about her parents and other family history and maybe a picture of her. Probably born around 1900 or so in Vanderburg County In. Evansville area. Contact me Lee Fortner at [contact link]
I am looking for family on my dad's side. I do not have much. All I have is my dad is Edward A Baker and his dad is Jerome Baker and he was marry to Artilla Sarne.So if you can help me let me know .I would like to know about my dad's side of the family.You Can e-mail me at [contact link] or you can write me at 1066 Hazelood st. Apt C , St.Paul MN 55106. thank you Julie

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