Sarah Evelyn Wright

March 1852–29 August 1904 (Age 52)
Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah Evelyn

When Sarah Evelyn Wright was born in March 1852, in Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States, her father, Henry Philander Wright, was 28 and her mother, Henrietta Hathaway, was 22. She married Heman Earl Baker about 1871, in Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 29 August 1904, in Black Brook, Black Brook, Clinton, New York, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Peru, Clinton, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heman Earl Baker
Sarah Evelyn Wright
Marriage: about 1871
Clara Mable Baker
Lydia Baker

Spouse and Children

about 1871
Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 14

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Sarah Evelyn Wright Baker (March 1852 – 29 August 1904)

Known children: Clara M. Baker 1872 – Lydia P. Baker 1882 – 1943 (

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Baker in household of Heman Baker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sara Evelyn Baker in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah (Baker) - Published information: death: 29 August 1904; Black Brook, Clinton, New York, United States

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