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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William Horace Baker
Hannah Elizabeth Holmes
Marriage: 1896
William Horace Baker
Lilian May Baker

Spouse and Children

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom


    William Horace Baker


    Lilian May Baker


Parents and Siblings

    Peter Baker


    Emma Baker




    Jane Baker


    Mary A Baker


    Peter Baker




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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.

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.

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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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