Francis Baker

about 1862–
Sullivan, Missouri, United States

The Life of Francis

When Francis Baker was born about 1862, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States, her father, Bolin P Baker, was 28 and her mother, Irena Belzer, was 25.

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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 (3)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 3

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.

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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