Samuel Baker

7 January 1864–27 April 1924 (Age 60)
New York, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Baker was born on 7 January 1864, in New York, United States, his father, Samuel John Baker, was 28 and his mother, Mary Updike, was 26. He married Della Estella Potes on 27 November 1889, in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Excelsior Township, Kalkaska, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 27 April 1924, in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, Michigan, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, Michigan, United States.

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Samuel Baker
Della Estella Potes
Marriage: 27 November 1889
George H Baker
Della May Baker
Horace Baker

Spouse and Children

27 November 1889
Kalkaska, Kalkaska, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel John Baker


    Mary Updike




World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 15

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 17

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Samuel Baker in household of Samuel J Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel Baker, "United States Census, 1910"

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