Mary R Baker

Brief Life History of Mary R

When Mary R Baker was born on 2 November 1847, in Tyler, Virginia, United States, her father, Meshack Baker, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Smith, was 41. She married Nicholas Debolt about 1867, in West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ellsworth District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 8 March 1904, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Tyler, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Debolt
1834–1921
Mary R Baker
1847–1904
Marriage: about 1867
Sarah Elisabeth Debolt
1869–1919
Benjamin Franklin Debolt
1871–1927
Nancy S DeBolt
1874–1902
David Henry Debolt
1877–1916
Lewis Oscar Debolt
1879–1952
Mary Viola Debolt
1883–1942

Sources (22)

  • Mary Debolt in household of Nicholas Debolt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary DeBolt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Baker in entry for Benjiman Franklin Debolt, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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