James Baxter

16 October 1848–25 April 1888 (Age 39)
Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Baxter was born on 16 October 1848, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Baxter, was 25 and his mother, Mary Mathie, was 21. He married Janet Hunter on 16 July 1869, in Tradeston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 25 April 1888, in Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Rock Springs Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Baxter
Janet Hunter
Marriage: 16 July 1869
Barbara Miller Baxter
James Baxter
Margaret Baxter
Robert Baxter
Alexander Baxter
Anna or Annie Baxter
Mary Ellen Baxter
Janet Hunter Baxter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1869Tradeston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 6
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 9
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English baxter ‘baker’ (from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, earlier ‘female baker’, the feminine equivalent of bæcere). Compare Baker .

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

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    Sources (12)

    • James Baxter in entry for Barbara Miller Baxter, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • James Baxter, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James Baxter, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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