Hiram Leroy Baker

Male31 May 1860–24 March 1937

Brief Life History of Hiram Leroy

When Hiram Leroy Baker was born on 31 May 1860, in Mannington, Marion, West Virginia, United States, his father, Noah Baker, was 44 and his mother, Belinda Kendall, was 34. He married Gussie May Cunningham in 1890, in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 24 March 1937, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Hiram Leroy Baker
Gussie May Cunningham
Marriage: 1890
Harold Baker

Sources (56)

  • Hiram Leroy Baker, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Hiram L. Baker, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Hiram L Baker, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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  • Marriage
    1890Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Central Otago Gold Rush

    Age 1

    After discovery of gold in Gabriel's Gully, hundreds of miners and precious metal hunters flocked to New Zealand to be a part of the frenzy. This influx of people caused new settlements to pop up and different innovation techniques to begin. After a few years of steady success, the gold began to be more difficult to find. While some stayed, most of the prospectors left until most of the settlements, which they had founded, became Ghost Towns with only a few residents staying around.  


    Age 3

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

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 21

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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    Former Resident Buried Here

    Lehi Free Press, Lehi Utah, Vol. V, No. 32, Thursday, April 1, 1937, p. 1 Funeral services for Hyrum Baker, 76, apartment house operator, who died at his home in Salt Lake City, formerly of Lehi we …

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