Mary Bates Baker

16 April 1868–20 March 1906 (Age 37)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary Bates

When Mary Bates Baker was born on 16 April 1868, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Cyrus Nickerson Baker, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Billings Barlow, was 33. She married George Washington Bugbee on 18 October 1887. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1900. She died on 20 March 1906, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Bugbee
Mary Bates Baker
Marriage: 18 October 1887
Rhoda Mildred Bugbee
Ruth Bugbee
Clark Russell Bugbee
Carlton Nickerson Bugbee
Arthur Milton Bugbee

Spouse and Children

18 October 1887
Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts


Parents and Siblings



    Jane Baker


    Ellen M. Baker


    Freeman Baker




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 13

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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 Baker in household of Cyrus N Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary B Bugbee in household of George W Bugbee, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Baker in household of Sarah Baker, "United States Census, 1880"

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