Mary Ann Baker Bigelow

FemaleNovember 1852–4 May 1910

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Baker Bigelow was born in November 1852, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Bigelow, was 33 and her mother, Calista Lucretia Look, was 35. She married Henry Wilder Hopkins on 23 September 1874, in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 4 May 1910, in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Howland Cemetery, Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wilder Hopkins
1851–1900
Mary Ann Baker Bigelow
1852–1910
Marriage: 23 September 1874
Amy Bigelow Hopkins
1875–1944
Nettie Harriet Hopkins
1876–1954
Anna Louisa Hopkins
1879–1962
George Henry Hopkins
1883–1953
Mary Calista Hopkins
1888–1912
Ruth Baker Hopkins
1891–1966
Austin Raymond Hopkins
1894–1895

Sources (46)

  • Mary B Baker in entry for Nettie Harriett Hassell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Mary Bigelow in household of Samuel F Bigelow, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Baker in entry for Adolph Anan Adams and Ruth Baker Hopkins, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 September 1874Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 2

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    1863

    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 16

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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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