Joseph Baker

1841–1921 (Age 80)
Clinton, New York, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Baker was born in 1841, in Clinton, New York, United States, his father, Gideon Baker, was 38 and his mother, Sally Reynolds, was 30. He married Ellen Shutts about 4 July 1872, in Schuyler, Herkimer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Schuyler Falls, Clinton, New York, United States for about 20 years and Saranac Lake, Harrietstown, Franklin, New York, United States in 1900. He died in 1921, in Harrietstown, Harrietstown, Franklin, New York, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Baker
Ellen Shutts
Marriage: about 4 July 1872
Franklin L Baker
Alice Elmira Baker
Mary E Baker
Benjamin Baker
Sophia Baker
Carrie E Baker

Spouse and Children

about 4 July 1872
Schuyler, Herkimer, New York, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Sally Reynolds




    Abner Z Baker


    Leonard Baker



    Mary E. Baker


    Amy Baker


+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

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

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name, from Middle English bakere, Old English bæcere, a derivative of bacan ‘to bake’. It may have been used for someone whose special task in the kitchen of a great house or castle was the baking of bread, but since most humbler households did their own baking in the Middle Ages, it may also have referred to the owner of a communal oven used by the whole village. The right to be in charge of this and exact money or loaves in return for its use was in many parts of the country a hereditary feudal privilege. Compare Miller . Less often the surname may have been acquired by someone noted for baking particularly fine bread or by a baker of pottery or bricks.2 Americanized form of cognates or equivalents in many other languages, for example German Bäcker, Becker; Dutch Bakker, Bakmann; French Boulanger. For other forms see Hanks and Hodges ( 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Baker, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Joseph Baker in household of Gideon Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Baker in household of Gidian Baker, "United States Census, 1870"

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