Harriet C. Gorham

15 February 1851–12 January 1936 (Age 84)
Almena Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Harriet C.

When Harriet C. Gorham was born on 15 February 1851, in Almena Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, her father, Allen E. Gorham, was 22 and her mother, Ann Eliza Ketchum, was 19. She married Charles W. Baker on 1 December 1867, in Waverly Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Bloomingdale Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 12 January 1936, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles W. Baker
Harriet C. Gorham
Marriage: 1 December 1867
Lettie E. Baker
Willis Baker
Nellie Baker

Spouse and Children

1 December 1867
Waverly Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Allen E. Gorham


    Ann Eliza Ketchum




    Lora Gorham



    Eudora Adell Gorham


    LeRoy S Gorham


    Emma Anne Gorham


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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 3

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly so named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ + hām ‘homestead’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet C Baker in household of Otis Kessler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hattie Baker in household of Charles Baker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harriet Baker in household of Otis A Kesler, "United States Census, 1930"

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