Lois Baker

about 1766–2 March 1826 (Age 60)
Wembury, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Lois

When Lois Baker was born about 1766, her father, Thomas Baker, was 38 and her mother, Mary Browning, was 34. She married Timothy Whitney on 20 April 1790, in Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 2 March 1826, at the age of 60.

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Timothy Whitney
Lois Baker
Marriage: 20 April 1790
Richard Whitney

Spouse and Children

    Timothy Whitney



20 April 1790
Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


    Richard Whitney


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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 35

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 42

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 49

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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)

  • Louisa in entry for Sophia Whiting Habbone, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Lois Whiting in entry for Richard Whiting, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Lois Whitney in entry for Richard Whitney, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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