Elizabeth Baker Alvord

7 May 1802–18 February 1849 (Age 46)
Westhampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Baker Alvord was born on 7 May 1802, in Westhampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Daniel Townsley, was 26 and her mother, Cynthia Alvord, was 29. She married Asa Church on 8 July 1817, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 18 February 1849, in Braceville, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, at the age of 46.

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Asa Church
Elizabeth Baker Alvord
Marriage: 8 July 1817
Alvord Church
Hannah A Church
Sydeny D Church
Timothy Church
Cynthia Elizabeth Church

Spouse and Children

8 July 1817
Geauga, Ohio, United States


    Alvord Church


    Hannah A Church


    Sydeny D Church


    Timothy Church


    Cynthia Elizabeth Church


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World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 1

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 17

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Elizabeth B. Alvord, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Elizabeth B. Alvord, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Elizabeth B Alvord, "Ohio, Church Records, 1762-2008"

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