Richard William Baker

1 July 1867–21 October 1950 (Age 83)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard William

When Richard William Baker was born on 1 July 1867, in England, United Kingdom, his father, John Baker, was 37 and his mother, Susan Jane Thayer, was 32. He married Minnie Elbertha Edy on 8 May 1893, in Ancaster, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Churchill, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Ancaster, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada in 1881. He died on 21 October 1950, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Richard William Baker
Minnie Elbertha Edy
Marriage: 8 May 1893
Florence Myrtle Baker
Cecil Edy Baker
Lena Edith Baker
Lila Florence Baker
Alma Ruth Baker

Spouse and Children

8 May 1893
Ancaster, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    John Baker


    Susan Jane Thayer




    Earnest Baker



    Edith Baker



    Allan Baker


+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 13

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 37

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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 ).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Baker in household of John Baker, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Richard W Baker in household of John Baker, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Richard William Baker, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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