Martha F. Baker

about 1857–
Sullivan, Missouri, United States

The Life of Martha F.

When Martha F. Baker was born about 1857, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States, her father, Bolin P Baker, was 23 and her mother, Irena Belzer, was 20.

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Family Time Line

Bolin P Baker
1834–1914
Irena Belzer
1837–1872
John Washington Baker
1854–1934
Martha F. Baker
1857–
Francis Baker
1862–
Rachel Angelina 'Anie' Baker
1860–1941
Marion Francis Baker
1863–1943
William Sherman Baker
1864–1937
Richard Grant Baker
1867–1961
George T Baker
1873–1928
Clara Irene Baker
1873–1946

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World Events (8)

1860

Age 3

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 ).

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

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  • Martha F Baker in household of Bowlin Baker, "United States Census, 1860"

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