Wiear Leavitt Baker

20 July 1854–23 April 1940 (Age 85)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Wiear Leavitt

When Wiear Leavitt Baker was born on 20 July 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Simon Baker, was 42 and his mother, Charlotte Leavitt, was 35. He married Frances Electa Haws on 24 November 1891, in Teton, Fremont, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pocatello Election Precinct 11, Bannock, Idaho, United States for about 5 years and Teton, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 23 April 1940, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Teton, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wiear Leavitt Baker
1854–1940
Frances Electa Haws
1874–1904
Marriage: 24 November 1891
Stanley Baker
1893–1978
Florence Baker
1896–1978
Clinton Haws Baker
1898–1983

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1891Teton, Fremont, Idaho, United States
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 9
    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 27
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Miller
    Baxter

    Story Highlight

    Stanley Baker Rose

    This history was recorded on tape in early 1988 for Stanley and Ima Rose's 50th Wedding Anniversary. This is the history of Stanley Baker Rose. My mother's name was Stanley Baker Rose, and my father …

    Sources (39)

    • Wiear Baker in entry for Florence Baker, "Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911"
    • Wear Baker, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Weiar Baker in entry for Ertie W Phillips and Stanley Baker Rose, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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