World War II Soldier flag    William Arthur  BAKER

  (b. 12 October 1927 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA   d. 22 September 2008 Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 80

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William Arthur BAKER was born 12 October 1927 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. William Arthur BAKER was the child of William A BAKER and and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Reuben BAKER and Marie Albina Clarinda RENAUD (maternal)  Arthur Jules LEBOEUF and Marie Florence "Florina" GERVAIS

William Arthur was a soldier in World War II.

He married  Wilma Ruth LINDSEY (LINDSAY) 1947 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA .  Wilma Ruth LINDSEY (LINDSAY)  was born 19 December 1928 in Herd Osoge, Oklahoma, USA.  She died 19 December 1993 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA. 

William Arthur BAKER died 22 September 2008 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA.
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(MA) - Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA


William Arthur BAKER
Grave
Oak Ridge Cemetery
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Birth
12 October 1927
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA



World History 1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty


USA 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre


USA 1929 - 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).


World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered


USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.


USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens


USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.


USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.


USA 1933 - 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.


USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.


USA 1933 - 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.


USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.


USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.


USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.


USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)


USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:


USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.


USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City


World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

1940 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts

208 Main Street
Baker William, head, 37, b. MA
Baker Beatrice E, wife, 34, b. MA
Baker William, son, 12, b. MA
1940 U.S. Census



World History 1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain


USA 1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.


USA 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor


USA 1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"


World History 1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.


USA 1942 - 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.


USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.


USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.


USA 1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.


USA 1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient


World History 1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:


World History 1945 - 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).


World History 1945 - 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).


World History 1945 - September 2 - World War II ends


World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.


World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created


World History 1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon


World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China


USA 1950 - 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


World History 1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea


USA 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine


World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends


World History 1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins


USA 1958 - NASA formed


USA 1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960


USA 1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon


World History 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall


USA 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis


USA 1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens


USA 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.


USA 1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas


USA 1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City


USA 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964


USA 1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam


USA 1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968


USA 1968 - Marin Luther King, Jr. Killed


USA 1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles


World History 1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon


USA 1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day


USA 1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio


USA 1972 - Watergate


USA 1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.


USA 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate


USA Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974


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


USA 1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins


USA 1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28


World History 1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain


USA 1980 - May 18 - Mount Saint Helens (in Washington State) erupted spewing ash and smoke sixty-three thousand feet into the air. Heavy ash covered the ground to the immediate northwest, and small particles were carried to the Atlantic coast.


USA 1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley


USA President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, 1981


World History 1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn


World History 1981 - First reported case of AIDS


USA Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984


World History 1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists


USA 1986 - Iran-Contra scandal breaks


USA 1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger accident


World History 1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.


World History 1989 - December 3 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over


World History 1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany


World History 1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War


USA 1991 - Gulf War


USA 1991 - U.S. led coalition defeats Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm


World History 1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.


USA 1992 - Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana


USA 1993 - World Trade Center bombing


USA 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing


USA 1997 - NASA spacecraft Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars


USA 2001 - Invasion of Afghanistan Operation "Enduring Freedom"


World History 2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks


USA 2005 - Hurricane Katrina

1993 Death of Spouse/Partner
Wilma Ruth LINDSEY (LINDSAY) died 19 December 1993, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Death
22 September 2008
Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, Massachusetts
Thursday, September 25, 2008

SOUTHBRIDGE— William A. Baker, 80, of 45 Guelphwood Rd., died Monday, Sept. 22nd, in his home after a brief illness.

His wife, Wilma R. (Lindsey) Baker, died in 1993. He leaves two daughters: Sherry Bowren of Southbridge and Shelly Power and her husband Martin of Houston, TX; four grandchildren: Robert Bowren, Karen Cotton and her husband Scott, Tracy Pollone and her husband Richard and Rozlind Power; five grandchildren: Zachary Pollone, Nathan Pollone, Andrew Cotton, Cory Cotton and Dylan Cotton; and cousins. He was born in Worcester, the son of William A. and Beatrice E. (LeBoeuf) Baker. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II.

Bill was a salesman for Family Record Plan and also worked as a photographer for Perry Studios, retiring many years ago. After retiring, he worked part-time for the hearing aid company located in the Elm Street Medical Center in Southbridge and also worked part-time for Bob’s Auto Sales. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Southbridge and a member of the Leonide J. Lemire post 6055 of the VFW in Southbridge. He was an avid pool player. Bill enjoyed frequenting his favorite place the Elm Center Coffee Shop.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 26th in the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.


William is buried at: Oak Ridge Cemetery
181 Main Street
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA



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