Mary Elizabeth Baker

26 April 1826–17 July 1892 (Age 66)
Huntsville, Salt Springs Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Baker was born on 26 April 1826, her father, Noah Christopher Baker, was 26 and her mother, Nancy Mayo, was 25. She married Sterling Birch Matlock on 10 November 1842, in Randolph, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 17 July 1892, in Randolph, Missouri, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Sterling Birch Matlock
Mary Elizabeth Baker
Marriage: 10 November 1842
James Noah Matlock
Anniva D Matlock
Mary Jane Matlock
Sterling Burnett Matlock

Spouse and Children

10 November 1842
Randolph, Missouri, United States


    James Noah Matlock


    Anniva D Matlock


    Mary Jane Matlock


    Sterling Burnett Matlock


Parents and Siblings




    Louisa Eliza Baker


    Celia Baker


    William Mayo Baker


    Andrew Jackson Baker


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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 3

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 20

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

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)

  • Mary Metlock in household of N C Baker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Craighton in household of J M Craighton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Creighton in household of James M Creighton, "United States Census, 1880"

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