Harriet Baker

20 August 1872–26 December 1963 (Age 91)
Ivanhoe, Centre Hastings, Hastings, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Baker was born on 20 August 1872, in Ivanhoe, Centre Hastings, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Chester Baker, was 48 and her mother, Margaret Jane Reed, was 37. She married James Reuben Garrison on 4 June 1902, in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 26 December 1963, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

James Reuben Garrison
Harriet Baker
Marriage: 4 June 1902
Mildred Mary Irene Garrison
William Edwd Sprague Garrison
Reuben Baker Garrison

Spouse and Children

4 June 1902
Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada


    Mildred Mary Irene Garrison


    William Edwd Sprague Garrison



Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 11

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 14

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 34

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)

  • Hariett Baker in household of William Baker, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Harriet Baker in entry for William Edwd Sprague Garritson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Harriet Baker in entry for Mildred Mary Irene Garrison, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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