Reuben Baker

17 April 1831–6 February 1921 (Age 89)
Hurley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Reuben

When Reuben Baker was born on 17 April 1831, in Hurley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Baker, was 35 and his mother, Mary Evans, was 32. He married Mary Ann Savage on 12 April 1859, in Kingsbury, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Stowe, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 6 February 1921, in Roy, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Baker
1831–1921
Mary Ann Savage
1837–1922
Marriage: 12 April 1859
Thomas Baker
1860–1860
Caroline Rebecca Baker
1870–1872
Sarah Elizabeth Baker
1870–1947
Reuben Author Baker
1874–1943

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1859Kingsbury, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1863
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (23)

    • Reuben Baker in household of Mary Baker, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Reuben Baker, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, Marriage, 1538-1944"
    • Reuben Baker in entry for Sarah E. Baker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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