Jeremiah Thomas Baker

10 March 1810–22 January 1896 (Age 85)
Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jeremiah Thomas

When Jeremiah Thomas Baker was born on 10 March 1810, in Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Slade Vincent, was 31 and his mother, Jane Baker, was 27. He married Ann Galton Gatrill on 10 March 1834, in Shaftesbury St James, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in St James, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 22 January 1896, in Oberlin, Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oberlin, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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Jeremiah Thomas Baker
Ann Galton Gatrill
Marriage: 10 March 1834
Eliza Jane Baker
Albert Henry Baker
George Wesley Baker
Elijah Sims Baker

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  • Marriage
    10 March 1834Shaftesbury St James, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 5
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 26
    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

    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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    Sources (28)

    • 1841: Census Record; Jeremiah Baker listed as head of household, St James, Dorset, England, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Jeremiah Baker in entry for Mrs Anna B. Edris, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"
    • 1880: Census Record; Jeremiah T Baker listed as head of household, Oberlin, Lorain, Ohio, "United States Census, 1880"

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