Joseph Smith Staker

Male7 October 1850–3 March 1912

Brief Life History of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Staker was born on 7 October 1850, in Iowa, United States, his father, Nathan Staker, was 48 and his mother, Jane Richman, was 40. He married Sarah Brown on 10 November 1873. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Four States, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1912 and Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1912. He died on 3 March 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Staker
Sarah Brown
Marriage: 10 November 1873
Elizabeth Rae Staker
Sarah Staker
Joseph Ernest Staker
Verginia Staker
Vivian Staker
Cornelia Staker
Lydia Pauline Staker
Louine Staker
John Brown Staker
Mary Staker
Genevieve Staker

Sources (57)

  • Joseph Stalker in household of Alonzo Farnsworth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jos S. Staker in entry for Soren Christiansen and Vivian Staker Sundberg, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Joseph S. Staker in entry for Virginia Staker Cloward, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 7

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


    Age 13

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

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 17

    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 The Amendment was later repealed.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

    topographic name for someone who lived by a stake, from Middle English stake ‘stake’ (Old English staca) + -er. Compare Stake .

    occupational name for someone who made wooden stakes or who drove them into the ground, from an agent derivative of Middle English stake ‘stake’ (Old English staca). Compare Stake .


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

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    Story Highlight

    History of Elizabeth Rae Staker Payne

    Prattsville, a small village located at the foot of a beautiful Glenwood mountain in Sevier County was the birthplace of Elizabeth Rae Staker. She arrived on a cold windy 23rd of March 1875, just twen …

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