William Horace Baker

14 August 1873–27 January 1953 (Age 79)
Stanton on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life of William Horace

When William Horace Baker was born on 14 August 1873, in Stanton on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire, England, his father, Peter Baker, was 40 and his mother, Emma Baker, was 34. He married Hannah Elizabeth Holmes in 1896, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 27 January 1953, in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

William Horace Baker
1873–1953
Hannah Elizabeth Holmes
1872–
Marriage: 1896
William Horace Baker
1897–
Lilian May Baker
1906–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1896
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(2)

    William Horace Baker

    Male1897–Male

    Lilian May Baker

    Female1906–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Baker

    Male1833–Male

    Emma Baker

    Female1839–Female

siblings

(6)

    Jane Baker

    Female1864–Female

    Mary A Baker

    Female1865–Female

    Peter Baker

    Male1869–Male

    Female1870–1958Female

    Male1873–1953Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 7

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 11

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 31

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Baker in household of Peter Baker, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Baker in household of Peter Baker, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William Baker in entry for Robert Shuka Robinson and Lilian May Baker, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"

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