Baker, Frederick Francis (1858-1925)

Frederick Baker - Vancouver Province - December 21 1925 - page 2

Frederick Baker – Vancouver Province – December 21 1925 – page 2

Frederick Francis Baker was the paymaster for the Canadian Pacific Railway’s office in Vancouver. He lived at 1991 Nelson Street from 1913 to 1925.

Frederick was born in England on April 2, 1858. His father was Stephen Baker (1815-1862); his mother was Priscilla Willing Plimsoll (born 1815).

Stephen and Priscilla were married in Sheffield district, Yorkshire in 1844. Stephen died in London, England, in 1862.

In 1865, Priscilla travelled to Canada, along with her three sons, Archer Baker (1845-1910), Walter Reginald Baker (1852-1929), and Frederick. The family also included a daughter, Mary Baker (1848-1877), although there is little further information available about her.

The oldest son, Archer, worked as an accountant for the Brockville and Ottawa Railway and the Central Canadian Railway.

Archer became the general superintendent for the eastern division of the Canadian Pacific Railway and later was the general European traffic agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway in London, England. He died in London on January 15, 1910. After Archer’s death, George McLaren Brown (1865-1939) took over the position as European manager for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The second son, Walter, began working in Montreal as a clerk with the Allan Steamship Line. From 1874 to 1878, he was the private secretary and controller for the Marquis of Dufferin and Ava, who was then the Governor-General of Canada.

Walter Reginald Baker - Men of Canada - John A Cooper - editor - Montreal - Canadian Historical Company - 1901-1902 - page 105; https://archive.org/stream/menofcanadaportr00coopuoft#page/105/mode/1up/search/baker.

Walter Reginald Baker – Men of Canada – John A Cooper – editor – Montreal – Canadian Historical Company – 1901-1902 – page 105; https://archive.org/stream/menofcanadaportr00coopuoft#page/105/mode/1up/search/baker.

From 1878 to 1881, Walter was the Assistant Secretary to the Treasury Board in Ottawa. He then began to work for the western division of the Canadian Pacific Railway. He died in Montreal in 1929.

The third son was Frederick, who started working in the railway business in 1874. He was an office boy in Brockville, Ontario; in 1883, he was transferred to Montreal.

In 1886, Frederick married Lucilla Ismina Cooke. She was born on June 13, 1858. Her father was Richard Plunkett Cooke (1825-1892), who was a civil engineer; her mother was Anna Maria Plunkett (1827-1893). Lucilla’s sister, Lily Alice Mary Cooke (1857-1938), married Dr. John Matthew Lefevre (1853-1906), who was a successful physician and early investor in many Vancouver businesses, including the British Columbia Telephone Company.

In 1890, Frederick and Lucilla moved to British Columbia; Frederick worked as the provincial storekeeper for the Canadian Pacific Railway’s operations at Donald.

Donald, British Columbia, possibly 1890s, Vancouver City Archives, AM54-S4-: SGN 216; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/donald-b-c-2

Donald, British Columbia, possibly 1890s, Vancouver City Archives, AM54-S4-: SGN 216; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/donald-b-c-2

When the C.P.R. abandoned Donald in 1897, Frederick and his family moved to Revelstoke.

The Bakers stayed in Revelstoke until they moved to Vancouver in 1902, when Frederick became the paymaster of the C.P.R. in Vancouver.

After arriving in Vancouver, the Bakers lived in a series of residences in the West End. They moved to 1991 Nelson Street in 1913.

Lucilla died at 10 Rue St-Anne, Paris, France, on April 15, 1925, while she was travelling with her sister, Lily Lefevre.

Frederick died in Vancouver on December 20, 1925.

 

Frederick and Lucilla had the following children

 

Florence Emma Esme Baker (1883-after 1956)

Florence Emma Esme Baker was born in Brockville, Ontario on July 8, 1883.

On November 10, 1908, in Vancouver, Florence married William Geekie Morrison, who was a merchant and financial broker. He was born about on July 9, 1875 in Dundee, Scotland. His father was James Troup Morrison; his mother was Catherine Geekie.

William enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He appears to have died before 1925, because the probate documents for Lucilla Ismina Baker described Florence as a widow in 1925.

Alexander Geekie Morrison (1879-1957) was a brother of William Geekie Morrison.

Florence was living in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island when Frederick Lefevre Baker died in 1956.

 

Anna Lily Baker (1886-1963) (“Nano” or “Nanno”)

Anna Lily Baker was born in Brockville, Ontario, on November 11, 1886. She never married. She died in Qualicum Beach on November 9, 1963. She is buried in Qualicum Beach Cemetery.

 

Richard Plunkett Baker (1888-1954)

Richard Plunkett Baker was born in Donald, British Columbia, on October 18, 1888. After completing his education in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, he worked for the Bank of Montreal in New Westminster, British Columbia. Later he was a sales manager with the T. M. Stevens Company, which ran an importing business.

During the First World War, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. After serving with the infantry, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. In 1917, while he was flying a mission over France, he encountered Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron.” Richard managed to land his airplane, but German soldiers captured him and made him a prisoner of war.

After the war, Richard returned to Vancouver, where he took over the T. M Stevens Company and changed its name in 1921 to Stevens-Baker.

On July 26, 1922, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Richard married Blanche Howe McRae.

Blanche was born in Wisconsin on March 12, 1904. Her father was General Alexander Douglas McRae (1874-1946), a wealthy businessman who had been a major general in the First World War. Blanche’s mother was Blaunche Latimer Howe (1877-1942). The McRaes lived in the large Shaughnessy Heights mansion called “Hycroft.”

In 1924, Janet Smith, a nursemaid for Richard’s niece, died in mysterious circumstances in Richard’s and Blanche’s house in Shaughnessy Heights. The local newspapers were filled with stories about the resulting inquests and criminal trial proceedings. The exact reason for Janet Smith’s death remained largely a mystery. There was speculation that Richard’s brother, Frederick, had been dealing in illicit drugs, and that this connection to shadowy figures  had something to do with Janet’s death. Ultimately, there was no criminal conviction and the case is officially unsolved.

After the criminal trials and other legal matters relating to Janet Smith were finished, Richard and Blanche settled for a time into their social life.

Richard’s aunt, Lily Lefevre, died in 1938, and Richard and Blanche moved into Lily’s large house on Point Grey Road. However, Blanche later divorced Richard; she married Daniel Beynon Lewis in Vancouver on September 30, 1944. Blanche died in Victoria, British Columbia, on August 31, 1945.

Richard became the manager of the Medical Dental Building in Vancouver, and later moved to Qualicum Beach. Richard died in Vancouver on April 1, 1954. He was buried in Qualicum Beach Cemetery.

Richard and Blanche had two daughters.

 

Frederick Lefevre Baker (1892-1956)

Frederick Lefevre Baker was born in Donald, British Columbia on August 21, 1892.

He went to Queen’s School in Vancouver. He later became an articling student with the law firm of Abbott, Hart-McHarg and Duncan.

Frederick enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. In 1917, he was wounded when German anti-aircraft fire damaged his airplane. After recovering from his injuries, he became a flying instructor in Canada.

After the war, Frederick to London England for a time; he started an import-export business with a man named Henry Golwynne.

On January 22, 1922, in Victoria, British Columbia, Frederick married Doreen Marie Smith.

Doreen was born in Brisbane, Australia, on January 6, 1896. Her father was Frank Dyson Smith; her mother was Mary Bridget Farney.

After the sensational trials relating to the death of Frederick’s and Doreen’s nanny, Janet Smith, Frederick and Doreen resumed their lives in Vancouver. They later moved to Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.

On April 30, 1956, Frederick died after falling from the second floor of the St. Regis Hotel in Vancouver. A coroner’s inquiry concluded that Frederick’s death was a suicide. Frederick was buried in Qualicum Beach Cemetery.

Doreen died in Vancouver on December 11, 1964. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Frederick and Doreen had two sons and one daughter.

Doreen Rosemary Baker (called Rosemary) was born in London, England, on November 16, 1922. She married Wilder Harding Ripley (1911-1974). She also married Harold (Hal) Ewen (1926-2013). Rosemary died in Victoria, British Columbia, on November 25th, 2010.

Frederick Lefevre Baker was born on November 9, 1924. He died in Vancouver on July 4, 2015.

Brian Plunkett Baker was born on July 25, 1928. He died on September 2, 2013.

 

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“Scotland Yard’s Secret Files on Vancouver’s Most-Celebrated Murder,” Vancouver Sun, April 27, 2001, pages A-1, A13-A-15.

 

Frederick Francis Baker

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Revelstoke, British Columbia, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revelstoke,_British_Columbia.

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British Columbia Supreme Court (Vancouver), Probate/estate files: GR-1415, B08731 Baker , Fred P – 10887

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Priscilla Willing Plimsoll (wife of Stephen Baker; mother of Frederick Francis Baker)

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M42F-LFV : accessed 16 May 2014), Priscilla Baker, St-Louis Ward, Montreal East, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 17, line 18; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10040, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2229002.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVXD-J3C : accessed 16 May 2014), Pricilla W Baker in household of Archer Baker, East Ward, Brockville (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 68; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13232, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375868.

 

Lucilla Ismina Cooke (wife of Frederick Francis Baker)

Lefevre House – Howe and Cordova, https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2013/08/ (describes life and background of Dr. John Lefevre).

British Columbia Supreme Court (Vancouver), Probate/estate files: B08727 Baker, Lucilla Ismina, P – 10472; First page of estate file: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-31818-8410-50?cc=2014768&wc=M69V-LWL:332530701,332530502,333798001; Last page of estate file: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-31818-8005-81?cc=2014768&wc=M69V-LWL:332530701,332530502,333798001.

Notice to Creditors, Estate of Lucilla Ismina Baker, London Gazette, December 8, 1925, page 8171, “In the Matter of the estate of Lucilla Ismina Baker.” Richard Plunkett Baker and Frederick Lefevre Baker were the administrators of the estate.

 

Anna Lily Baker (“Nano” or “Nanno”) (daughter of Frederick Francis Baker)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTN-4HN : accessed 16 May 2014), Anna Lily Baker, 09 Nov 1963; citing Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13264, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033687.

British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid: BAKER, Anna Lucilla (Nanno), Qualicum Beach Community Qualicum Beach, Jones Road, Vancouver Island MC-371

 

Florence Esme Baker (daughter of Frederick Francis Baker)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM7H-1Z9 : accessed 16 May 2014), Florence Emma Esme Baker, 08 Jul 1883; citing Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada, registration number 17572; FHL microfilm 1845586.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLY8-8FH : accessed 16 May 2014), Florence Emma Esme Baker, 08 Jul 1883; citing Brockville, Leeds, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1845586.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZX-23X : accessed 16 May 2014), William Geikie Morrison and Florence Esmé Baker, 10 Nov 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983702.

Late Society Notes, wedding notice of Esme Florence Baker and William Giekie Morrison, Vancouver Province, November 10, 1908, page 2.

Wedding Bells, Morrison-Baker, Vancouver Daily World, November 10, 1908, page 8.

Marriages, Morrison-Baker, Vancouver News-Advertiser, November 10, 1908, page 10.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: MORRISON, WILLIAM G; Rank: CPT; Date of Birth: 09/07/1875; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6416 – 25; https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=178060

Canadian Great War Project, Captain William Gukie Morrison, http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=76111

 

Frederick Lefevre Baker (son of Frederick Francis Baker)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZX-DJW : accessed 15 May 2014), Baker, 21 Aug 1892; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13810, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2114718.

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Frederick Lefevre Baker, University of British Columbia, Record of Service, 1914-1918, page 12, http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/misc/record_of_service_WWI.pdf/

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HGJ-KDC : accessed 15 May 2014), Fred Lefevre Baker, 1921.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ1-3JD : accessed 15 May 2014), Frederick Lefevre Baker and Doreen Marie Smith, 19 Jan 1922; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13743, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074225.

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“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRN-PJF : accessed 16 May 2014), Frederick Lefevre Baker, 30 Apr 1956; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13228, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033104.

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St Regis Hotel – Dunsmuir and Seymour, http://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/st-regis-hotel/.

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Wilder Harding Ripley, [1911-1974], http://records.ancestry.ca/wilder_harding_ripley_records.ashx?pid=122274930.

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“California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZQQ-8QD : accessed 10 July 2015), Wilder Harding Ripley, 1934; citing Immigration, ship name Empress Of Britain, NARA microfilm publication M1764 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 50; FHL microfilm 1,734,654.

Wilder Ripley is Engaged to Eastern Girl, Chicago Tribune, August 16, 1935, page 15, http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1935/08/16/page/15/article/wilder-ripley-is-engaged-to-eastern-girl

“United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8L6-VM2 : accessed 10 July 2015), Wilder H Ripley, enlisted 16 Jan 1945, ; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

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Doreen R. Baker, Free BMD births, March quarter 1923; District: Marylebone; volume 1a, page 731; mother surname: Smith;  http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=148542329:8238&d=bmd_1436215231

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EWEN, D. Rosemary (nee Baker) (Ripley) November 16th, 1922 – November 25th, 2010, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2010, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=d-rosemary-ewen-baker&pid=146845694

Ellis Ripley Trafford, 2012 Foundation Fellow Acceptance Speech, http://www.greencollege.ubc.ca/database/rte/files/Ellis%20Ripley%20Trafford’s%20Foundation%20Fellow%20acceptance%20speech.pdf [Describes Lily Alice Cooke Lefevre.]

Principal Mark Vessey’s Remarks, Green College Founders’ Dinner, Thursday 8 March 2012, http://www.greencollege.ubc.ca/database/rte/files/Principal%20Mark%20Vessey’s%20Remarks.pdf: “The portrait of Lily Lefevre that now hangs over the stairs must have hung here before. It finally came home again last fall, after an absence of over sixty years, as a gift from Ellis Ripley Trafford, who inherited it from her late mother, Rosemary Baker Ripley, who was the daughter of Frederick Lefevre Baker, a World War I flying ace who diced with the Red Baron, and who was Lily Lefevre’s nephew.

Ellis Ripley Trafford and her husband Geoff Trafford are here this evening. So is Ellis’s brother Andrew, his wife Deborah, and their half-brother Steve Ripley. So is Uncle Fred Baker, Rosemary’s brother, who—alone of the present company— remembers this house as it was in the 1930s, and who is here with his daughters Diane and Cathy, and Andrea, another member of the Baker family.”

EWEN, Harold (Hal) November 21st, 1926 – March 2nd, 2013 Age 86, death notice, Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Mar. 12, 2013, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=harold-ewen-hal&pid=163601398

Frederick Lefevre Baker November 9, 1924 – July 4, 2015, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 10, 2015, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=frederick-lefevre-baker&pid=175259444&fhid=5858.

Baker, Helen Angeline (Astle) January 29, 1929 to March 21, 2007, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and The Province from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2007, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=helen-angeline-baker&pid=86974038.

Brian Baker, July 25, 1928 – September 2, 2013, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Sept. 6 to Sept. 7, 2013, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=brian-baker&pid=166824523.

BAKER, Brian, Passed away on July 6, 2013, memorial notice, Published in The Times Colonist from July 11 to July 12, 2013; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=brian-baker&pid=165790894.

 

Doreen Marie Baker (née Smith) (wife of Frederick Lefevre Baker)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTL-TF7 : accessed 15 May 2014), Doreen Marie Baker, 11 Dec 1964; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13269, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033722.

Doreen Marie Baker, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 14, 1964, page 31; Vancouver Province, December 14, 1964, page 28.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 26281512, Doreen Marie Baker; Birth: unknown; Death: Dec. 15, 1964; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery; Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: HORNE1/4/02/*/0719, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26281512

 

Richard Plunkett Baker (son of Frederick Francis Baker)

Richard Plunkett Baker, Who’s Who in Canada, 1928-1929, page 2098.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Baker, Richard Plunkett; Rank: CPT; Date of Birth: 18/10/1888; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 376 – 40; Item Number: 21521; https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=21521.

List of victories of Manfred von Richthofen, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_victories_of_Manfred_von_Richthofen: Lt. Richard Plunkett Baker (Can) WIA/POW; 24 March 1917; 1155: Jasta 11; Halberstadt D.II; 19 Sqn.; SPAD VII(A6706) ; Givenchy

Alexander Duncan McRae, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Duncan_McRae.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGY-7MH : accessed 15 May 2014), Blaunche Latimer Mcrae, 10 Nov 1942; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13177, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953637.

Ceremony in East of Great Interest in Smart Society, Vancouver Sun, July 27, 1922, page 6, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PCplAAAAIBAJ&sjid=oIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2104%2C2858863

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XG9L-XQQ : accessed 16 May 2014), Richard Plunnett Baker, 07 Oct 1930; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship , arrival port Buffalo, New York, , line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 9, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Mr. And Mrs. R.P. Baker Hosts Wednesday at Afternoon Party: Home and Gardens on Point Grey Attractive Setting for Large After-five Affair,” Vancouver Province, August 17, 1939, page 8.

“Langaravine, the R.P. Bakers’ new house on Marine Drive,” Vancouver Sun, August 19, 1939, page 10 (includes photographs of the house and guests); http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GzRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Q4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=6048%2C2449191 (link leads to bottom of page; photographs and captions are at the top of the page.)

“After Five,” “On Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Baker invited several hundred guests of Langaravine,” Vancouver Province, August 19, 1939, page 9 (includes photographs of guests).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5L-HW1 : accessed 16 May 2014), Richard Plunkett Baker, 01 Apr 1954; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13219, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032965.

“Socialite R.P. Baker Dies at 66,” Vancouver Sun, April 2, 1954, page 2.

Richard Plunkett Baker, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 2, 1954, page 32; Vancouver Sun, April 2, 1954, page 34.

“Canadian Headstones”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJ88-RX9M : accessed 16 May 2014), Richard Plunkett Baker, .

Richard Plunkett BAKER, Qualicum Beach Municipal Cemetery, Vancouver Island Region, British Columbia, 1888 – 1954, http://www.canadianheadstones.com/bc/view.php?id=20797

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPM-WMQ : accessed 15 May 2014), Blanche Howe Lewis, 31 Aug 1945; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13188, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032325.

British Columbia Order in Council 2771/1948, December 3, 1948, Overpayment of probate duty, succssion duty and interest, Blanche Howe Lewis, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/2771_1948

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