Elizabeth Baker

3 March 1819–14 February 1884 (Age 64)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Baker was born on 3 March 1819, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Peter Baker, was 27 and her mother, Savilla Schoop, was 20. She married James T. Grimes. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Guilford Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 14 February 1884, in Greencastle, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Shanks Church Of The Brethren Cemetery, Greencastle, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

James T. Grimes
1822–1857
Elizabeth Baker
1819–1884
Marriage:
William Grimes
1838–1894
Elizabeth Grimes II
1840–1869
Peter Grimes
1843–1911
Solomon Grimes
1843–1905
Catherine Grimes
1845–1921
Mary Anna Grimes
1847–1924
Joseph M. Grimes
1849–1929
Harrietta Grimes
1854–1925
Susan Grimes
1857–1921

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Peter Baker

    Male1792–1864Male

    Savilla Schoop

    Female1799–Female

siblings

(10)

    Female1819–1884Female

    Male1829–Male

    Peter Baker

    Male1832–1902Male

    Female1833–1911Female

    Catherine Baker

    Female1839–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1846

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 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.2 Americanized form of cognates or equivalents in many other languages, for example German Bäcker, Becker; Dutch Bakker, Bakmann; French Boulanger. For other forms see Hanks and Hodges ( 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth Grimes in household of James Grimes, "United States Census, 1850"

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