George Washington Baker

9 September 1837–28 October 1924 (Age 87)
Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Baker was born on 9 September 1837, in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, Simon Baker, was 25 and his mother, Mercy Young, was 30. He married Agnes Richards on 18 January 1861, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States for about 50 years. He died on 28 October 1924, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mendon City Cemetery, Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Baker
Agnes Richards
Marriage: 18 January 1861
Dr. George Washington Baker Jr.
Mary Emma Baker
Julia Baker
Joseph Albert Baker
Lucy Agnes Baker
John Simon Baker
Willard Cyrus Baker
John Lyman Baker
Celestia Baker
Olive Baker
Seth Baker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1861Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 2
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 26
    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.

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    Sources (45)

    • George Baker in entry for Joseph Albert Baker, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • George Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • George W. Baker in entry for Willard Baker and Lena E. Beaudry, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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