Lavinia Baker

1822–26 May 1861 (Age 39)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Lavinia

When Lavinia Baker was born in 1822, in Ohio, United States, her father, Isaac H. Baker Sr., was 39 and her mother, Ruth Brock, was 40. She married Isaac Baker about 1837, in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 26 May 1861, in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Baker
1804–1891
Lavinia Baker
1822–1861
Marriage: about 1837
Newton Baker
1836–1850
Hiram Baker
1838–1905
Thomas M Baker
1847–
Nancy Virginia Baker
1852–1876
Margaret Jane Baker
1842–1878
Martha Jane Baker
1847–1914
Francis Marion Baker
1848–1898
James Madison Baker
1848–1910
Daniel Jasper Baker
1853–1929
Isaac N Baker
1854–
David J Baker
1856–
Lavina Ellen Baker
1858–1902

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1837
Wetzel, West Virginia, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 14

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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 (3)

  • Lavinia Baker in household of Isaac Baker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lavinia Baker in household of Isaac Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lovina Baker in entry for James M Baker and Anna V Tripp, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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