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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James T. Grimes
Elizabeth Baker
William Grimes
Elizabeth Grimes II
Peter Grimes
Solomon Grimes
Catherine Grimes
Mary Anna Grimes
Joseph M. Grimes
Harrietta Grimes
Susan Grimes

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Parents and Siblings

    Peter Baker


    Savilla Schoop






    Peter Baker



    Catherine Baker


+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."

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

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