Joseph Newton Baker

11 April 1841–1909 (Age 67)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph Newton

When Joseph Newton Baker was born on 11 April 1841, in Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Dixon Baker, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Heath Stover, was 21. He married Sarah E. Morain on 11 October 1860, in De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Padua, Dawson Township, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died in 1909, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Newton Baker
1841–1909
Sarah E. Morain
1843–1883
Marriage: 11 October 1860
Mary Estella Baker
1861–1930
George Brinton Baker
1864–1945
Francis Philetus Baker
1866–1943
Effie Del Baker
1869–1869
Ella Myrtle Baker
1870–1927
Josephene Amedia Baker
1872–
Alpha D. Baker
1879–1879
Bernice Omega Baker
1879–
Charlie Baker
1880–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 October 1860
De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
children

(9)

    Mary Estella Baker

    Female1861–1930Female

    Male1864–1945Male

    Francis Philetus Baker

    Male1866–1943Male

    Effie Del Baker

    Female1869–1869Female

    Female1870–1927Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Dixon Baker

    Male1798–1877Male

    Elizabeth Heath Stover

    Female1820–1848Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 7

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1860

Age 19

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

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)

  • Joseph N Baker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph N Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph N Baker, "United States Census, 1880"

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