Wilberfoce Fletcher Baker

16 January 1886–7 October 1923 (Age 37)
Napanee, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Wilberfoce Fletcher

When Wilberfoce Fletcher Baker was born on 16 January 1886, in Napanee, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, his father, Ira Colborne Baker, was 40 and his mother, Hester Ann Hall, was 40. He lived in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1911 and Saskatchewan, Canada in 1916. He died on 7 October 1923, at the age of 37, and was buried in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Ira Colborne Baker
Hester Ann Hall
Adelaide Goldie Isabelle Baker
Frederick Hall Baker
Frederick Hall Baker
Harry Hubert Baker
Wilberfoce Fletcher Baker

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World Events (1)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 20

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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)

  • Wilbur Baker in household of Ira C Baker, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Wilber Baker in household of Ira Baker, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Wilberfoce Fletcher Baker, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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