Jeremiah Leavitt Baker

18 June 1860–10 September 1931 (Age 71)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Jeremiah Leavitt

When Jeremiah Leavitt Baker was born on 18 June 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Simon Baker, was 48 and his mother, Charlotte Leavitt, was 41. He married Mary Tamer Lemmon on 3 November 1881. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 September 1931, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Jeremiah Leavitt Baker
Mary Tamer Lemmon
Marriage: 3 November 1881
Jeremiah Leavitt Baker
La Roy Baker
Myrtle Baker
Vira Baker
Melvina Estella Baker

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    3 November 1881
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 3
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    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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    Jeremiah Leavitt Baker was born 18 June 1860 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, to Simon and Charlotte Leavitt Baker.                His father Simon and Mercy Young Baker were married on …

    Sources (24)

    • Jesse Baker in household of Carlotte Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Jerimah Baker in entry for Laroy Baker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Jerimiah Baker, "United States Census, 1910"

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