Henry Baker

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Baker was born in 1825, in Florida, United States, his father, Starkes Baker, was 27 and his mother, Mary Caroline Morrison, was 21. He married Nellie Morrison about 1849. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1880, in Walton, Florida, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Henry Baker
1825–1880
Nellie Morrison
1834–1880
Marriage: about 1849
Zachariah T. "Zack" Baker
1851–1927
Samantha J Baker
1852–1923
Starke Baker
1855–1923
John L. Baker
1855–
George A Baker
1857–1885
William Henry Baker Sr.
1858–1937
William H. Baker
1860–
James E Baker
1862–
Sherman Baker
1865–
Marion Baker
1868–1944
Decator Moses Baker
1868–1948
M. C. McIver Baker
1874–1933

Sources (5)

  • Henry Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • / in entry for William Henry Baker Sr., "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"
  • Henry Baker, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1835 · Second Seminole War

The Second Seminole War, often called the Florida War, was a conflict between Native Americans and the United States. Taking place from 1835 until 1842, it is regarded as the lengthiest, most expensive conflict that the United States had with the Native American people. There were roughly 1,600 US military casualties and over 3,000 deaths among the Seminole people. The war was followed by a brief period of peace, but the government's insistence on removing Native Americans from Florida would eventually result in further conflicts.

1845

Florida is 27th state.

Name Meaning

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.

Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘baker’, for example Dutch Bakker , German Becker and Beck , French Boulanger and Bélanger (see Belanger ), Czech Pekař, Slovak Pekár, and Croatian Pekar .

History: Baker was established as an early immigrant surname in Puritan New England. Among others, two men called Remember Baker (father and son) lived at Woodbury, CT, in the early 17th century, and an Alexander Baker arrived in Boston, MA, in 1635.

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

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