Melvina Baker

14 February 1852–25 June 1923 (Age 71)
Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Melvina

When Melvina Baker was born on 14 February 1852, in Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States, her father, George Baker, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Caroline Cross, was 24. She married Green Barry Brisendine on 15 February 1874, in Howard, Elk, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Golden City, Barton, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Newark Township, Wilson, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 25 June 1923, in Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Neosho, Kansas, United States.

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Green Barry Brisendine
Melvina Baker
Marriage: 15 February 1874
Thomas A Brisendine
Jessie Mae Brisendine
Eva Fern Brisendine
Pearl Gates Brisendine

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1874Howard, Elk, Kansas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 20
    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

    (1997: 148669;2007: 309370; 2010: 419586)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 .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Melvina Baker in entry for Jessie M Smalley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Melvina Brisendine in household of G. Brisendine, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Melonia Baker, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

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