George Wesley Baker

17 February 1838–29 July 1875 (Age 37)
Poole, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George Wesley

When George Wesley Baker was born on 17 February 1838, in Poole, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jeremiah Thomas Baker, was 27 and his mother, Ann Galton Gatrill, was 24. He married Araminta V. Thornburg on 8 June 1864, in Dallas, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 29 July 1875, in Dallas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Wesley Baker
Araminta V. Thornburg
Marriage: 8 June 1864
Frederick Arthur Baker
Carrie F Baker
about 1867–1868

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1864Dallas, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Dallas, Iowa, United States
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 16
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    Sources (14)

    • George Baker in household of Jeremiah Baker, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • George Baker in household of Jeremiah Baker, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • George Wesley Baker, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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