Abigail Leavitt Baker

7 January 1846–23 November 1923 (Age 77)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Abigail Leavitt

When Abigail Leavitt Baker was born on 7 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Simon Baker, was 34 and her mother, Charlotte Leavitt, was 27. She married Thomas Mathews on 17 June 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 November 1923, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Mathews
Abigail Leavitt Baker
Marriage: 17 June 1865
Thomas William Matthews
Charlotte Ann Matthews
Francis Marion Mathews
Joseph Simon Mathews
Mary Maud Mathews
Roy Baker Mathews

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 2
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 21
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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                Abigail Leavitt Baker was born 7 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois to Simon and Charlotte Leavitt Baker.                Her father Simon and Mercy Young Baker were married on 31 De …

    Sources (44)

    • Abigal Mathews in household of Thomas Mathews, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Abagil L Boker in entry for Joseph L Mathews, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Abigail Mathews in household of Thomas Mathews, "United States Census, 1900"

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