Sarah Jane Baker

Female17 February 1841–26 November 1942

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Baker was born on 17 February 1841, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Jesse Baker, was 41 and her mother, Adalissa Reeves, was 32. She married John Samuel Lewis on 1 January 1874, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Saint Joe, Searcy, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Maumee, Searcy, Arkansas, United States in 1920. She died on 26 November 1942, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 101.

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John Samuel Lewis
Sarah Jane Baker
Marriage: 1 January 1874
Mary Bell Lewis
Cam Sitton

Sources (9)

  • Sarah Jane Baker in household of Jesse Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Jane Baker Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah J Lewis in household of Jno S Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1874Searcy, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (18)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Searcy, Arkansas, United States

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 27

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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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