Caroline Pinson

Female1 March 1840–1 November 1901

Brief Life History of Caroline

When Caroline Pinson was born on 1 March 1840, in Washington, Missouri, United States, her father, Matthew Nathan Pinson, was 41 and her mother, Susannah Keith, was 30. She married Minor Alvin Baker about 1860. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Washington, Missouri, United States in 1850 and De Soto, Jefferson, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 1 November 1901, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in De Soto, Jefferson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Minor Alvin Baker
Caroline Pinson
Marriage: about 1860
Lula Baker
Lucy Baker
Frank A Baker

Sources (6)

  • Caroline Pinson in household of Nathan Pinson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline Baker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Caroline in entry for Frank A Baker and Marie Anabel Tracy, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1860
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 23

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Pinchin, from the Old French personal name Pinçun, Normano-Picard Pinchon, apparently derived from Old French pinçon ‘finch’.

    French: from Old French pinson ‘finch’, a nickname applied to someone who whistles or sings like a finch or to a bright and cheerful person.

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

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