Albert Mowry Baker Sr.

3 October 1833–3 September 1909 (Age 75)
Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Albert Mowry

When Albert Mowry Baker Sr. was born on 3 October 1833, in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, Simon Baker, was 21 and his mother, Mercy Young, was 26. He married Jane Maria Curtis on 25 December 1854. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 3 September 1909, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Albert Mowry Baker Sr.
Edna Jane Coon
Marriage: 11 April 1865
Jane Maria Baker
Albert Mowry Baker Jr.
Sarah Elizabeth Baker
Charles Henry Baker
Abraham Coon Baker
Laura Baker
Jesse Simon Baker
Edna Baker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 6
    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.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 23
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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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    Story Highlight

    The Bravery of Two Pioneers -- transcribed from Olive (Thompson) Baker's records

    There was considerable excitement at this time regarding the attitude of the United States government towards the people of Utah. Followed by the exodus of the people to the south in the spring of 185 …

    Sources (45)

    • Albert Baker in household of Simon Baker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Albert Mowry Baker in entry for Sarah Elizabeth Baker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Albert Baker Jr., "United States Census, 1900"

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