William Twitty "Billy" Baker

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William Twitty Baker

Also Known As: "Billy"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Carroll County, AR, United States
Death: Died in Leslie, Searcy County, AR, United States
Place of Burial: Leslie, Searcy County, AR, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Washington Baker and Minerva Ann Baker
Husband of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Theodora Baker
Father of George Richard Baker
Brother of <private> Baker; <private> Terry (Baker) and <private> Gladden (Baker)

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About William Twitty "Billy" Baker

The State of Utah was very brief in responding to the needs of the 76 year-old man who was orphaned from the richest family on the ill-fated wagon train. According to the depositions in the National Archives, his father, George Baker, lost two wagons, 136 cattle, 3 horses, 16 oxen, and five family member in the massacre and had a total worth of $4320. That was an awful lot of money during the Panic of 1857 and in the Great Depression in 1933. All of that propery was absorbed into the coffers of Brigham Young and his followers. It seems that a compassionate society could have given some help to William Twitty Baker who was orphaned by their actions and cast into of life of poverty. ....

The Mountain Meadows Monument Foundation, Inc. placed a permanent marker on William Twitty Baker's grave in the Leslie Cemetery in Leslie, Arkansas.

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William Twitty "Billy" Baker's Timeline

1856
November 5, 1856
Carroll County, AR, United States
1884
November 21, 1884
Age 28
Boone County, Arkansas, United States
1937
January 31, 1937
Age 80
Leslie, Searcy County, AR, United States
February 1937
Age 80
Leslie, Searcy County, AR, United States