Elizabeth Baker

about 1820–18 July 1863 (Age 43)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Baker was born about 1820, in Missouri, United States, her father, Robert E. Baker, was 21 and her mother, Rachel Baker, was 15. She married William Ward Miller on 6 May 1840, in Callaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Callaway, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1850 and District 18, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 18 July 1863, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

William Ward Miller
Elizabeth Baker
Marriage: 6 May 1840
Robert W. Miller
John S. Miller
Mary J. Miller
Marquis Marcus Miller
Lucinda Miller
Pocahontas Miller
Elizabeth Miller
Martha Anne Miller
Rachel Miller
Rebecca Jane Miller
Thomas Baker Miller
Marcus L Miller
Dixie Miller

Spouse and Children

    William Ward Miller



6 May 1840
Callaway, Missouri, United States


    Robert W. Miller


    Martha Anne Miller


    Rachel Miller


    Rebecca Jane Miller


    Thomas Baker Miller


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 1

Missouri is the 24th state
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 12

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Elizabeth Miller in household of Wm W Miller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Miller in household of William Miller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Baker, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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