Simon Baker

18 October 1811–22 October 1863 (Age 52)
Winfield, Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Simon

When Simon Baker was born on 18 October 1811, in Winfield, Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, Benjamin Baker IV, was 30 and his mother, Rebecca Thorn, was 25. He married Mercy Young on 31 December 1829, in West Winfield, Winfield, Herkimer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. In 1860, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as farmer in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 22 October 1863, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simon Baker
Charlotte Leavitt
Marriage: 8 April 1845
Abigail Leavitt Baker
Benjamin Leavitt Baker
Charlotte Baker
Simon Leavitt Baker
Phoebe Leavitt Baker
Wiear Leavitt Baker
Samuel Leavitt Baker
Hannah Leavitt Baker
Jeremiah Leavitt Baker

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  • Marriage
    8 April 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 7
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 14
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Simon Baker

    A brief autobiography written in the year 1846 from the book “Simon Baker and his Descendants” written by Emma Baker Sorenson, 1964. I, Simon Baker, was born Oct. 18, 1811, in the town of Winfield, H …

    Sources (90)

    • Samuel Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Simon Baker in entry for Joseph Baker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Simon Baker, "United States Census, 1850"

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