Jarvis Young Baker

13 November 1830–27 May 1891 (Age 60)
West Winfield, Winfield, Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Jarvis Young

When Jarvis Young Baker was born on 13 November 1830, in West Winfield, Winfield, Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, Simon Baker, was 19 and his mother, Mercy Young, was 23. He married Rachel Richards on 25 December 1864, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 27 May 1891, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Mendon City Cemetery, Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jarvis Young Baker
1830–1891
Rachel Richards
1846–1925
Marriage: 25 December 1864
Mercy Rachel Baker
1865–1918
Jarvis Alexander Baker
1867–1946
Mary Agnes Baker
1870–1954
Elizabeth Orilla Baker
1873–1878
Lucy Maria Baker
1875–1947
John Daniel Baker
1877–1963
Lydia Aurelia Baker
1879–1947
Emma Theresa Baker
1880–1973
Simon Moroni Baker
1882–1948
Hyrum Leroy Baker
1885–1905
Asa Norman Baker
1886–1905
Noah Chester Baker
1889–1907

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1864Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 9
    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.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 18
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    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 (38)

    • James Baker in household of Samuel Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jarvis Baker in entry for Lucy Baker Sudweeks, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Baker in household of Samuel Baker, "United States Census, 1860"

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