Sarah Ellen Baker

20 January 1858–1922 (Age 63)
Grant, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Baker was born on 20 January 1858, in Grant, Kentucky, United States, her father, Dodson Throp Baker, was 34 and her mother, Mary Ann Ashcraft, was 34. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870. She died in 1922, in Magisterial District 5 Grassy Creek, Pendleton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 64.

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Sarah Ellen Baker
1858–1922

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1861

Age 3

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 17

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Sarah A E Baker in household of Dotson Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah E Baker in household of Dotson Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen Baker in household of Dodson Baker, "United States Census, 1880"

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