Alfred Nelson William Beckley Baker

April 1867–19 October 1918 (Age 51)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alfred Nelson William Beckley

When Alfred Nelson William Beckley Baker was born in April 1867, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Olney Beckley Baker, was 42 and his mother, Horatia Bellini Nelson, was 22. He married Alice Louisa Challis on 30 October 1897, in Victoria Park, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kensington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Twickenham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 19 October 1918, in Ieper, Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium, at the age of 51, and was buried in West Flanders, Belgium.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Nelson William Beckley Baker
Alice Louisa Challis
Marriage: 30 October 1897
Reginald Alfred Olney Baker
Frederick George Baker
Alice Honing Rosemead Baker
Florence Gladys Baker
William Robert Baker

Spouse and Children

30 October 1897
Victoria Park, London, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    William Olney Beckley Baker


    Horatia Bellini Nelson




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World Events (8)

1868 · Abolition of Public Hangings at Newgate

Age 1

On May 26, 1868 the Capital Punishment Act was put into action. This made it so that public hangings no longer existed at Newgate in London.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 13

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 17

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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)

  • Alfred N W Baker in household of William Baker, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Alfred Nelson Baker in household of William Baker, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Alfred Baker in entry for William Beckley Baker, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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