Sarah Frances Ward Baker

8 October 1878–3 February 1961 (Age 82)
Quebec, Canada

The Life of Sarah Frances Ward

When Sarah Frances Ward Baker was born on 8 October 1878, in Quebec, Canada, her father, John Baker, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Cross, was 32. She married William Edward Archer on 3 July 1902, in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. She died on 3 February 1961, in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Archer
1876–1929
Sarah Frances Ward Baker
1878–1961
Marriage: 3 July 1902

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 July 1902
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    John Baker

    Male1850–1926Male

    Elizabeth Cross

    Female1846–Female

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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)

  • Sarah Frances Ward Baker, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Sarah F W Baker, "Canada Census, 1891"
  • Sara Francis Ward Archer, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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