John Robb Baxter Sr

Male9 February 1851–10 June 1930

Brief Life History of John Robb

When John Robb Baxter Sr was born on 9 February 1851, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Baxter, was 29 and his mother, Jean McKenzie Robb, was 26. He married Janet Gardiner Jack on 16 November 1887, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1888. In 1877, his occupation is listed as school teacher in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 10 June 1930, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Robb Baxter Sr
Janet Gardiner Jack
Marriage: 16 November 1887
John Robb Baxter Jr
William Jack Baxter
Thomas Gardiner Baxter
Jessie Baxter
Alma Baxter
Jean May Baxter
Jessie Minerva Baxter

Sources (28)

  • John R Baxter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John R Baxter in entry for Claren Scofield and Jessie Minerva Baxter, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • John R Baxter in entry for Janet Jack Baxter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1887Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1852: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States


    Age 12

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

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 21

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    History of our Father, John Robb Baxter by Enid Nielsen Baxter

    John Robb Baxter, our Father, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland 9 February 1851, the son of John and Jean McKenzie Robb Baxter. His ancestors on both his Father's and Mother's line were of Scotch descen …

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