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America/USA  John Albert  Baker

  (9 January 1912Rhode Island, USA  - January 1981Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA )  

John Albert Baker was born 9 January 1912 in Rhode Island, USA. John Albert Baker was the child of Harry Baker and Leah Anna McDermott and the grandchild of: (paternal)  John Baker and Jane Davis

He married  Lillian Elsie Holmander .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Lillian Elsie Holmander  was born 18 March 1917 in Hyde Park, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA .  She died 9 June 2013 in West Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA . 

John Albert Baker died January 1981 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA.

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America/USA George H Baker (21 December 1939, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USA - 30 September 2000, )

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9 January 1912
Rhode Island, USA

USA1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many Celebrations in Towns Touched by It.
New York, Oct. 31. - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the new direct r...Read MORE...

USA1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.

Click here to go to - December 23, 1913

USA1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent.
Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees.
The Weather Channel -

Invention1913 - The assembly line is invented (Henry Ford, United States)

Invention1913 - The bra is invented (Mary Phelps Jacob, United States)

USA1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress

Washington, May 9. - President Wilson today approved a joint resolution setting apart tomorro...Read MORE...

World History1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

The Great War (

August 1, 1914 - ...

USA1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell in New York City and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson, in San Francisco, California. (Wiki...Read MORE...

USA1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress.

Congress has just set aside 700 square miles of mountainous region near Denver which will hereafter be known as the Rocky Mountain National park....Read MORE...

1915 Rhode Island State Census
Name: A John Baker
Residence: Warwick, E.D. 028, Kent, Rhode Island
Age in years: 3
Estimated birth year: 1912
Birthplace: U S
Relationship to head-of-household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Father's birthplace: U S
Mother's birthplace: U S
Page letter: O
Line number: 48
Film number: 176...

USA1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. - May 30, 1916

USA1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

With the passage of the new government bill by the Senate yesterday all doubts of the future status of Puerto Ricans are removed. American c...Read MORE...

USA1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.

World War I: Entry Of The United States (

U.S. At War
...

USA1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
But He Must Register on Tuesday or Go to Jail

Eagle Bureau, 901 Colorado Building.

Washington, June 2 - As a betting ...

USA1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).
Getting Used to the "Daylight Saving" Time.

"Daylight saving" is now a law, if not a fact, and as both the government and railroads are to adopt the new system, and most factories, the public will ...Read MORE...

USA1919 - February 26 – Grand Canyon National Park: An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park.

The senate bill to make the Grand Canyon a national park was passed last Monday and sent to conference. In the area set aside are 996 square mile...Read MORE...

USA1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

Reading Through History (


USA1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:

Roots of PROHIBITION The Time is Now (Ken Burns) (

The Un...

World History1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to 13 million lives and caused unprecedented damage. Germany had formally surrendered on November 11, 19...Read MORE...

USA1920 - January 17 - Prohibition goes into effect on January 17, 1920, under the provisions of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
'Cans' and 'Can'ts' of Amendment
Dry Amendment 'Cans' and 'Can'ts'

Here are some of the things you can do under a prohibition amendment and title 2 of the Volstead enforcement act, effective at 12...Read MORE...

1920 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Name: John A Baker
Event Type:
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: , Kent, Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Age: 8
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Birth Year (Estimated): 1912
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Birthplace:
Ho...

Invention1923 to 1927 - Television is invented (Vladimir Kosma Zworykin (Russia), Philo Taylor Farnsworth (United States))

USA1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.
Citizenship Given Indians
- Long Beach Press -

Every native-born Indian in this country is made a citizen of the United States by act of President Coolidge in signing the Indian Citizenship measu...Read MORE...

1925 Rhode Island State Census
Name: Albert J Baker
Residence: Warwick, E.D. 027, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 13
Estimated birth date: 1912
Place of Birth: Rhode Island
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Page number: 38
Line number: 24
GSU Film Number: 1769932
Family Number: 297
Collection: Rh...

USA1926 - November 11 – U.S. Route 66 is established.

Traveling Route 66
Smithsonian Channel (
Click here to go to - November 11, 1926

Invention1926 - The aerosol can is invented (Erik Rotheim, Norway)

USA1927 - May 20–21 – Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo, nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, carried out from New York City to Paris, France, in his single-engined aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

The Lindbergh Story by Questar Video (


Invention1928 - Sliced bread (bread slicing machine) is invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder (United States)

USA1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).

1929 : The Great Crash.
Mary Kelley (

In the 1920s, th...

World History1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty
Lateran Concordat of 1929
On February 11th, 1929, an historic treaty was signed between the Italian Government and the Vatican re-establishing the political power and diplomatic standing of the Catho...Read MORE...

1930 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Name: John Baker
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Birth Year (Estimated): 1912
Immigration Year:
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Father's Birthp...

Invention1930 - Scotch tape is invented (Richard Drew (3M), United States)

World History1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered
Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh.

The existence of an unknown ninth planet was first proposed by Percival Lowell, who theorized ...Read MORE...

USA1930 - July 7 - Construction begins on the Hoover Dam (originally known as the Boulder Dam)

The Story of Hoover Dam
The Best Film Archives ( MORE...

USA1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.
WASHINGTON - March 3 - (AP) - The Senate today passed and sent to the House a bill to make "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem. The bill was approved without debate afte...Read MORE...

USA1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens
President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the world's tallest skyscraper. Before that, the Chrysler Building briefly held the record at 1046 feet.

St...

Invention1931 - The paper towel is invented (Arthur Scott, United States)

USA1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.
Amelia Earhart is First Woman to Fly Atlantic Ocean Alone

New York, May 21. (AP) - Word was received here this afternoon that Mrs. Putnam had taken off in her own plane for London.

Culmore, Irel...

USA1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.

The Causes of The Great Depression
Reading Through History ( MORE...

USA1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.
Issues A New Call For Gold
Roosevelt Orders Return to Federal Reserve Banks of All Amounts over $100 Held by Individuals.
Treasury to Issue licenses Permitting Use of Gold in Nec...Read MORE...

USA1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
U.S. Off the Gold Standard
First Time in Half Century

United States' Action in Leaving Gold Standard Felt Over the World
(By The Associated Press).

The first official departure of the United S...

USA1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.

Click here to go to - November 8, 1933

USA1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.
Obey Rum Law, F.D.R. Urges
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (AP) - President Roosevelt late today signed a proclamation declaring the prohibition amendment had been repealed.

In the proclamation, the president...

Invention1934 - The metal beverage can is invented (American Can Co., United States)

1935 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
name: John A Baker
event: Census
event date: 1935
event place: Kent, Rhode Island, United States
residence: , Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
street address:
gender: Male
marital status: Married
race: White
head of household - number in family:
birth date: 09 Jan 1912
birthplace: Rhode Isla...

USA1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.

Weather History: 1935 Black Sunday Dust Storm

LIFE IN ...

USA1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
Roosevelt Sees New Steps To Social Security For Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President Roosevelt, embarking the government on the New Deal's vast social security program, forsees further socia...Read MORE...

USA1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)
Government Spending Is To Be Ended
Private Industry Mus Now Maintain Recovery Pay Says F.R.

by Frederick A. Storm
United Press White House Correspondent

BOULDER DAM, Nev., Sept. 30 (U.P.) - Go...

USA1936 - October 9 - The Hoover Dam Produces Electricity
The Hoover Dam took almost five years to build. It stands 726 feet tall and is 660 feet thick at its base. Many dams are built to control flooding, but the Hoover Dam is hydroelectric.

The Hoover D...

World History1937 - Hindenburg disaster
The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval A...Read MORE...

USA1937 - July 2 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear after taking off from New Guinea during Earhart's attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.
First Attempt at Hazardous Trip Halted by Accident
First Plan to Fly Westward Changed to Eastward Itinerary

WASHINGTON, July 2 (AP) ...

USA1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

Click here to go to - October 24, 1938

Invention1938 - October 27 - Du Pont announces a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon".

Click here to go to - October 27, 1938

News1938 - Hurricane killed about 600, caused signifcant damages

The Great Hurricane of 1938 - History Channel (

A great ...

Invention1938 - The ballpoint pen is invented (Lazlo Biro, Hungary)

USA1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City

World History1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

British Pathé (
September 1, 1939

1940 Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island
name: John A Baker
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Smithfield Town, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
gender: Male
age: 28
marital status: Married
race (original): White
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original): Head
relati...

USA1940 - May 15 - Women's stockings made of nylon are first placed on sale across the United States. Almost five million pairs are bought on this day.
Women Crowd Stores as Nylons Go on Sale
Curious Line Counters Two and Three Deep To Buy and Inspect New Synthetic Hosiery

Brooklyn women today joined their eager sisters throu...

USA1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.

Click here to go to - January 13, 1941

USA1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"

WarArchives (

President of the United States Franklin D. ...

World History1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.

Click here to go to - December 11, 1941

USA1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.

This Was Life for Japanese-Americans During WWII
Smithsonian Channel (www...

USA1942 - June 5 – The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania.

Click here to go to - June 5, 1942

USA1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.

Battle of Midway: The American Counterattack

Naval History and Heritage Command ( - June 7, 1942

USA1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.
License Numbers To Be on Coupons

When individuals obtain their basic "A" gasoline rationing book, they must write their license number and states in which the automobile was registered on the back ...Read MORE...

USA1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient

Changes Method Of War On Germs; Pales "Glory" Of Sulfa

By Howard W. Blakeslee
NEW YORK, Aug. 2. - (AP) - A new era in medicine, the conquest of germs by interf...Read MORE...

World History1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:

Archive Video Of The D-Day Normandy Landings
Sky News (

...

Invention1944 - Sunscreen is invented (Benjamin Green, United States)

World History1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).
Blasting of Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Kills 150,000
...All Living Things Seared To Death, Tokyo Says

OKINAWA, Aug. 8 - (NS) - At least 150,000 Japanese were estimated today to have been killed Monday...Read MORE...

World History1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).
Another Atomic Bomb Dropped on Enemy City
Important Kyushu City of Nagasaki Struck With 'Good Results'; Other B29s Leave Four Major Targets Afire

GUAM, Aug. 9 (AP) - The world's most destructive f...Read MORE...

World History1945 - September 2 - World War II ends

The Best Film Archives (

Japan Surrend...

Invention1945 - The atomic bomb is invented (J. Robert Oppenheimer, et al., United States)

Invention1948 - Velcro is invented (George de Mestral, Switzerland)

World History1948 - The State of Israel is officially created

World History1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China

World History1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon

USA1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949

Click here to go to - January 31, 1950

World History1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The United States, acting under the auspices of the United Nations, quickly sprang to the defense of South K...Read MORE...

World History1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends
After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The armisti...Read MORE...

At least five persons were killed today as Hurricane Carol swept across the heavily populated center of Long Island ans smashed into southern New England.

Four bodies were washed up on Oakland Beac...

News1954 - Hurricane Carol struck, 19 killed, 3,800 homes lost, over $90,000,000 in damages

NBC 10 WJAR ( webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ritimeln.htm -

World History1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins

Launch of Sputnik 1 - CBS News -

Russian People Tickled P...

World History1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall

USA1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens resources/ state-history-timeline/ washington.html - April 21, 1962

USA1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

JFK assassination: Cronkite informs a shocked nation
CBS Sunday Morning (ww...

USA1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City

USA1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam

USA1968 - Marin Luther King, Jr. Killed

CBS News (

April 4, 1968: U.S. civil rights leader Martin...

Invention1968 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)

World History1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon

Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing
Reading Through History (

...

USA1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ...Read MORE...

USA1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.

March 29, 1973

USA1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

August 16, 1977

January 1981
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA


Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery
North Kingstown
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA

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