Anna Baker

10 May 1804–8 December 1851 (Age 47)
New York, United States

The Life of Anna

Anna Baker was born on 10 May 1804, in New York, United States. She married Parker C. Underwood in 1825, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Highland, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States in 1850. She died on 8 December 1851, in Iowa, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Cass, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Parker C. Underwood
1803–1892
Anna Baker
1804–1851
Marriage: 1825
Joseph B. Underwood
1825–1905
Madison Underwood
1830–1879
Joseph B. Underwood
Oliver P Underwood
1826–
Irving Underwood
1833–1862

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1825
New York, United States
children

(5)

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 15

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)

  • Anna Underwood in household of Parker C Underwood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anna Underwood in entry for Joseph B. Underwood, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"
  • Anna Underwood in entry for Madison Underwood, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"

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