The Shemwell Family

Thomas Porter Baker

Thomas Porter BakerAge: 54 years18461900

Thomas Porter Baker
Given names
Thomas Porter
Birth August 9, 1846
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 10 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 14 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 20 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 20 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 22 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
MarriageMartha Elizabeth “Mattie” DialView this family
September 5, 1872 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#1James Daniel “Jim” Baker
July 17, 1875 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Elizabeth Baker
September 27, 1878 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 31 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#3Robert Gay Baker
September 12, 1881 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#4Emmitt Dial “Dee” Baker
August 12, 1886 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Elizabeth Bagby “Bess” Baker
February 21, 1893 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childHenry Warren PirkeyMary Elizabeth BakerView this family
December 16, 1897 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 51 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Birth of a grandson
#1James Richard Pirkey
October 18, 1898 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childJames Daniel “Jim” BakerDorothea Hamilton “Doda” LenoxView this family
January 1, 1900 (Age 53 years)
Death of a daughterMary Elizabeth Baker
April 14, 1900 (Age 53 years)
Census June 2, 1900 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Henry Boyce Baker
October 3, 1900 (Age 54 years)
Death October 11, 1900 (Age 54 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Oakwood Cemetery
Last change March 4, 202316:03:25

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Martha Elizabeth “Mattie” Dial - View this family
Marriage: September 5, 1872Fannin, Texas, United States
3 years
3 years
Mary Elizabeth Baker
Birth: September 27, 1878 32 23Galveston, Texas, United States
Death: April 14, 1900Dalby Springs, Bowie, Texas, United States
3 years
Robert Gay BakerRobert Gay Baker
Birth: September 12, 1881 35 26Fannin, Texas, United States
Death: August 1, 1902Fannin, Texas, United States
5 years
Emmitt Dial “Dee” Baker
Birth: August 12, 1886 40 31Dial, Fannin, Texas, United States
Death: March 7, 1967Denison, Grayson, Texas, United States
7 years
Elizabeth Bagby “Bess” Baker
Birth: February 21, 1893 46 37Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States
Death: September 18, 1977Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
Edward B Corbett + Martha Elizabeth “Mattie” Dial - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: between 1900 and 1910

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