Rhoda Baker

Brief Life History of Rhoda

Rhoda Baker was born on 6 September 1817, in Yates, New York, United States. She married King R. Ireland on 29 October 1834, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pleasant Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States for about 43 years. She died on 31 December 1896, in Angola, Pleasant Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Crockett Cemetery, Angola, Pleasant Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

King R. Ireland
Rhoda Baker
Marriage: 29 October 1834
Mary Elizabeth Ireland
Jonathan R. Ireland
George Washington Ireland
Jesse Kirk Ireland
Rispa Cedelia Ireland

Sources (7)

  • Rhoda Sayes in household of G V Sayes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rhoda Baker Ireland, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rhoda BAKER, 'Filae Family Trees' on MyHeritage

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries 1823: Yates, New York, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1838: Steuben, Indiana, United States

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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