Winfield Scott Baker

Brief Life History of Winfield Scott

When Winfield Scott Baker was born on 30 October 1851, in Ritchie, Virginia, United States, his father, William B Baker, was 45 and his mother, Ruth Dicken, was 40. He married Olive Myrtle Amos on 5 September 1874, in Ritchie, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Harrisville, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Auburn, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 12 November 1917, at the age of 66, and was buried in White Oak Cemetery, White Oak, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Winfield Scott Baker
1851–1917
Olive Myrtle Amos
1857–1939
Marriage: 5 September 1874
Lena L Baker
1870–
Zora Amos
Clara Alice Baker
1876–1918
Zora H. Baker
1879–1939
Goolden W. Baker
1882–1951
Ivah Caroline Baker
1887–1965
Lena L. Baker
1889–1981

Sources (17)

  • Winfield S Baker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Winfield S Baker, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Scott Baker, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

1863

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

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.

Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘baker’, for example Dutch Bakker , German Becker and Beck , French Boulanger and Bélanger (see Belanger ), Czech Pekař, Slovak Pekár, and Croatian Pekar .

History: Baker was established as an early immigrant surname in Puritan New England. Among others, two men called Remember Baker (father and son) lived at Woodbury, CT, in the early 17th century, and an Alexander Baker arrived in Boston, MA, in 1635.

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

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