John Thompson Baker

20 February 1847–March 1853 (Age 6)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Thompson

When John Thompson Baker was born on 20 February 1847, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, George Baker, was 32 and his mother, Rhoda Ann Thompson, was 28. He died in March 1853, in Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 6, and was buried in Tooele's First Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Baker
1814–1892
Rhoda Ann Thompson
1818–1892
Ezra Thompson Baker
1842–1876
Amanda Thompson Baker
1844–1907
John Thompson Baker
1847–1853
George Thompson Baker
1847–1927
Roxie Ann Baker
1849–1905
Orange Thompson Baker
1851–1928
Rhoda Ann Baker
1853–1928
Parthenia Eleanor Baker
1856–1928
Lois May Baker
1858–1928
Joseph Thompson Baker
1861–1943
Sarah Persinda Baker
1864–1936
Stephen Thompson Baker
1866–1942

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World Events (1)

1850

Age 3

The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.

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 (2)

  • John Baker in household of James Mcbride, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Thompson Baker, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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