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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Joseph Newton Baker
Sarah E. Morain
Marriage: 11 October 1860
Mary Estella Baker
George Brinton Baker
Francis Philetus Baker
Effie Del Baker
Ella Myrtle Baker
Josephene Amedia Baker
Alpha D. Baker
Bernice Omega Baker
Charlie Baker

Spouse and Children

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


    Mary Estella Baker



    Francis Philetus Baker


    Effie Del Baker



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Dixon Baker


    Elizabeth Heath Stover




World Events (8)


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.

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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