Benjamin Leavitt Baker

6 July 1847–23 April 1933 (Age 85)
Indian Territory, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Leavitt

When Benjamin Leavitt Baker was born on 6 July 1847, in Indian Territory, United States, his father, Simon Baker, was 35 and his mother, Charlotte Leavitt, was 28. He married Margaret Ann Rowe in 1872, in Pawnee, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880 and Teton, Montana, United States in 1930. He died on 23 April 1933, in Bynum, Teton, Montana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Bynum Cemetery, Bynum, Teton, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Leavitt Baker
1847–1933
Lucy Goatman
1859–1929
Marriage: 14 October 1887
Benjamin George Baker
1888–1957
Mary Ann Baker
1890–1936
Joseph Henry Baker
1891–1893
Esther Emma Baker
1893–1989
Rose Baker
1894–1979
Simon Baker
1896–1970
Phoebe C Baker
1898–1946
Martha Abigail Baker
1900–1972
Mary Ann Baker
1900–
Sarah Baker
1902–1976
Evelyn Baker
1904–1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 October 1887Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1864 · Montana Territory
    Age 17
    Montana was made a territory by President Abraham Lincoln on May 26 1864. The capital was Virginia City and remained the capital until 1894, when Helena became the capital.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Miller
    Baxter

    Sources (61)

    • B N Baker in entry for Evelyn Baker, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Benj L Baker, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Benjamin L Baker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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