Newel Parley Baker

Male2 November 1906–16 October 1987

Brief Life History of Newel Parley

When Newel Parley Baker was born on 2 November 1906, in Roy, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Thomas Parley Baker, was 23 and his mother, Celestia Pearl Child, was 22. He married Rosella Elna Wheeler on 1 June 1927, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 16 October 1987, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Roy, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Newel Parley Baker
Rosella Elna Wheeler
Marriage: 1 June 1927
Lowell Newel Baker
Bryce Wheeler Baker
Elna Baker

Sources (37)

  • Newel Parley Baker, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Newel P Baker in household of Thomas Parley Baker, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Newel P Baker, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939" [1927]

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1927Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 1

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    1909 · Pioneer Park Opens

    Age 3

    A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.

    1928 · Bryce Canyon National Park

    Age 22

    Bryce Canyon, being named after Ebenezer Bryce, was designated first as a national monument by President Warren G. Harding in 1923 but was re-designated as a nation park in 1928 by Congress.

    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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