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HELP! Ancestor is complete! Grave has been located flag photo of Richard Leo BAKER   Richard Leo  BAKER

  (b. 18 June 1934 Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA   d. 10 May 1999 Webster, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 64
Cause of Death: cancer of the liver

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Richard Leo BAKER was born 18 June 1934 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Richard Leo BAKER was the child of Leo George BAKER   and   Evelyn Pearl FEIGE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Reuben BAKER and Marie Albina Clarinda RENAUD (maternal)  Willard S FEIGE and Anna R KORCH

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Richard Leo  married  Mary Elizabeth SHEEHAN abt. 1955 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA .  They divorced. Mary Elizabeth SHEEHAN  was born 2 February 1938 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville).  Mary Elizabeth was the child of John Joseph SHEEHAN and Mary Elizabeth "May" MULLIGAN.

Richard Leo BAKER died 10 May 1999 in Webster, Massachusetts, USA.

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photo (above) from 1953 Wells High School Yearbook, Southbridge, Massachusetts


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Richard Leo BAKER married flag female ancestor Mary Elizabeth SHEEHAN-- Date: abt. 1955 Place: Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Mary Elizabeth SHEEHAN was the child of John Joseph SHEEHAN and Mary Elizabeth "May" MULLIGAN


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Birth
Name: Richard Leo Baker
Birth Date: 1934
Birth Place: Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Volume Number: 97
Page Number: 540
Index Volume Number: 126
Reference Number: F63.M362 v.126

Massachusetts, U.S., Birth Index, 1860-1970
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Invention 1935 - The snowmobile was invented by Joseph Bombardier (Quebec, Canada)
1940 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
42 Sayles Street
Baker Leo, head, 28, b. MA, optician, American Optical, $1600
Baker Evelyn, wife, 28, b. MA
Baker Joan, daughter, 7, b. MA
Baker Richard, son, 5, b. MA
Baker Bruce, son, 1, b. MA
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Invention 1940 - April - 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
News1941 - December 8 - (the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor) United States declares war on Japan (WW2)
Invention The microwave oven was invented accidentally in 1945 by Percy Spencer, a Raytheon engineer. While testing a magnetron, he noticed microwaves melted a candy bar in his pocket. Experimenting further, he discovered microwaves could cook food quickly. Raytheon patented the process, and by 1947, they built the first commercial microwave oven, called the 'Radarange.' Initially used in commercial settings, microwaves became affordable for home use by the 1960s and 1970s, revolutionizing cooking.
News1945 - On September 2, 1945, World War II officially ended with the formal surrender of Japan. The surrender ceremony took place aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, where Japanese officials signed the Instrument of Surrender in the presence of Allied representatives, including General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz.
1950 - Southbridge, Massachusetts
Name: Richard Baker
Age: 15
Birth Date: abt 1935
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Massachusetts
Marital Status: Never Married (Single)
Relation to Head of House: Son
Residence Date: 1950
Home in 1950: Southbridge Globe, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Household Members Age Relationship
Leo Baker
38 Head
Evelyn Baker
38 Wife
Joan Baker
17 Daughter
Richard Baker 15 Son
Bruce Baker
11 Son
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News1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
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News1953 - On July 27, 1953, the Korean War ended with the signing of an armistice agreement at Panmunjom. This ceasefire halted the conflict between North Korea, supported by China and the Soviet Union, and South Korea, backed by United Nations forces primarily from the United States. The agreement established the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) near the 38th parallel, effectively maintaining the pre-war boundary and creating a buffer zone between the two Koreas.
News1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
News1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis was a tense 13-day standoff in October 1962 between the United States and the Soviet Union over the installation of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles from the U.S. coast. The crisis is considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war. It began when American spy planes discovered the missiles, leading to a U.S. naval blockade of Cuba and intense negotiations. The crisis ended when Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to remove the missiles in exchange for the U.S. promising not to invade Cuba and secretly agreeing to remove American missiles from Turkey.
News 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.
NewsIn 1963, on November 22, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza. The assassination shocked the nation and the world, leading to widespread mourning and a period of intense national introspection. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President of the United States shortly after Kennedy's death. The assassination sparked numerous conspiracy theories and investigations, with the Warren Commission ultimately concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination. Kennedy's death had a profound impact on American politics and society, marking the end of an era often referred to as 'Camelot.'
1965
Baker Mary E Mrs bkpr Harrington Memorial Hosp r 80 Sayles
Baker Richd L (Mary E) stock clk AO h 80 Sayles
Polk's Southbridge (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory 1965
NewsJune 17, 1972 – August 9, 1974 - Watergate Scandal began with the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., in 1972. Members of President Richard Nixon's administration attempted to cover up their involvement. The scandal led to the discovery of multiple abuses of power by the Nixon administration, the resignation of President Nixon in 1974, and the indictment of several administration officials.
News1973 - January 22 - Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 and Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179: The U.S. Supreme Court declares that the Constitution protects women’s right to terminate an early pregnancy, thus making abortion legal in the U.S.
News1973 - March 29 - The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam
Invention The cell phone was invented by Martin Cooper of Motorola. On April 3, 1973, he made the first handheld mobile phone call with the Motorola DynaTAC. This device weighed 2.5 pounds and was 10 inches long, offering 30 minutes of talk time and requiring 10 hours to charge. The first commercial cell phone was released in 1983, revolutionizing communication and leading to the modern smartphones we use today.
News1981 - June 5 - First reported case of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
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News1986 - January 28 - Space Shuttle Challenger accident - The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when the shuttle broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members.
Invention 1989 - The World Wide Web is invented at CERN (Tim Berners-Lee, UK)
1999 Death
Massachusetts, Death Index, 1970-2003
name: Richard L Baker
event: Death
event date: 10 May 1999
event place: Webster, Massachusetts
death certificate number: 031056
birth date: 18 Jun 1934
birthplace: Massachusetts
spouse: Mary Sheehan
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Social Security
Name: Richard Leo Baker
[Richard L Baker]
SSN: 027269671
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 18 Jun 1934
Birth Place: Southbridge, Massachusetts
Father Name: Leo G Baker
Mother Name: Evelyn P Feige
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Death Date: 15 May 1999
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Jun 1951: Name listed as RICHARD LEO BAKER; 23 Jun 1999: Name listed as RICHARD L BAKER
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Obituary
RICHARD L. BAKER, 64
Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA)
May 12, 1999
Estimated printed pages: 1

STURBRIDGE - Richard L. Baker, 64, of 20 Bates Hill, Fiskdale, died Monday in Hubbard Regional Hospital, Webster, after a long struggle with cancer.

He leaves a brother, Bruce S. Baker of Sturbridge; a sister, Joan E. Davis of Northboro; nephews and nieces. He was born in Southbridge, son of Leo G. and Evelyn (Feige) Baker, and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Baker worked for American Optical Corp., Southbridge, before retiring.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. May 22 in St. Mary's Church, 263 Hamilton St., Southbridge. Burial will be at the family's convenience. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Reconciliation, 5 North Main St., Webster, Massachusetts 01570. Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, is directing arrangements.


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