John Kelland Baker

19 April 1856–22 May 1935 (Age 79)
Stephen, Huron, Canada West, British Colonial America

The Life of John Kelland

When John Kelland Baker was born on 19 April 1856, in Stephen, Huron, Canada West, British Colonial America, his father, William Baker, was 20 and his mother, Frances Kelland, was 18. He married Willmott Ching on 26 September 1877, in Exeter, South Huron, Huron, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Stephen, Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1871. He died on 22 May 1935, in Grey, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Brussels, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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John Kelland Baker
Willmott Ching
Marriage: 26 September 1877
Wilbur Watson Baker

Spouse and Children

26 September 1877
Exeter, South Huron, Huron, Ontario, Canada


    Wilbur Watson Baker


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World Events (6)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 11

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 13

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 27

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.

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)

  • John K. Baker, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • John H. Baker, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • John K Baker, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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