Sarah Young Baker

3 July 1843–3 December 1932 (Age 89)
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Young

When Sarah Young Baker was born on 3 July 1843, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Simon Baker, was 31 and her mother, Mercy Young, was 36. She married William Calvin Farnsworth on 5 May 1867, in San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States for about 50 years. She died on 3 December 1932, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

William Calvin Farnsworth
Sarah Young Baker
Marriage: 5 May 1867
Mercy Farnsworth
Violet Farnsworth
Percy Euclid Farnsworth
Seba Lionel Farnsworth
William Calvin Farnsworth Jr
Clara Belle Farnsworth
Grace Emeline Farnsworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1867San Francisco, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 2
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 24
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Sarah is Found

    Source: "Our Pioneer Heritage" Volume 17, pages 158-161. Sarah Baker Farnsworth, daughter of Simon Baker and Mercy Young, was born July 3, 1843, near Montrose, Lee County, Iowa. H …

    Sources (24)

    • Sarah Baker in household of Samuel Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah M Farnsworth, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Sarah Young Baker, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"

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