William Charles Baker

17 June 1912–13 January 1987 (Age 74)
Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Canada

The Life of William Charles

When William Charles Baker was born on 17 June 1912, in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Canada, his father, Charles Clark Baker, was 41 and his mother, Margaret Ellen Morrison, was 29. He married Elizabeth Ellen Green on 29 September 1935, in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Canada. He died on 13 January 1987, in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 74.

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William Charles Baker
Elizabeth Ellen Green
Marriage: 29 September 1935

Spouse and Children

29 September 1935
Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Canada

Parents and Siblings



    Morrison "Clarke" Baker



    Dr. John "Brace" Baker


World Events (1)


Age 70

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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)

  • William C Baker in household of Charles C Baker, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • William Charles Baker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Charles Baker - Memory of Someone: Memory of a relative: birth: 17 June 1912; Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Canada

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