Mary Elizabeth Baker

Female26 April 1826–17 July 1892

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Baker was born on 26 April 1826, in Huntsville, Randolph, Missouri, United States, her father, Noah Christopher Baker, was 25 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 lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Clifton Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 17 July 1892, in Randolph, Missouri, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Johnson Cemetery, Clifton Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States.

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

Sources (10)

  • polly craton in household of Samuel Prophet, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Matlock, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Mary Elizabeth Baker Creighton, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1842Randolph, Missouri, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries 1829: Randolph created from Ralls and Non-County Area 6

    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

    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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