Baker, Herbert William (1869-1959)

Herbert William Baker was a life insurance agent and a real estate and financial broker. He lived at 2020 Beach Avenue in 1905.

He was born in Kingston, Ontario on July 24, 1869. His father was William Ford Baker (1844 or 1845-1900); his mother was Frances Ann Funnell (1847-1898).

Herbert went to school in Trenton, Ontario. Later, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1891 from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. For about four years, he was a teacher at the collegiate institute at Glencoe, Ontario.

In 1895, he went to Portage la Prairie in Manitoba, where he taught science at the collegiate institute; he later became the principal of the institute, followed by a period as the superintendent of the Portage la Prairie schools until 1902.

On June 14, 1898, at Portage la Prairie, he married Charlotte Richardson. She was born on November 2, 1968, in Kingston, Ontario. Her father was William R. Richardson.

In 1902, he came to Vancouver, where he was a representative of the Great West Life Insurance Company for two years. Then he became involved in the real estate and financial brokerage business. He was part of the Pacific Loan Company and Northern Securities Ltd. He later owned and operated an automobile agency.

He was a Sunday school superintendent at Chalmers United Church. He was active in yachting, golf and lawn bowling.

Charlotte died in Vancouver on March 30, 1949.

Herbert died in Vancouver on August 15, 1959.

 

Herbert and Charlotte had the following children.

 

Donald Richardson Baker

Donald Richardson Baker was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, apparently on March 26, 1900, although some sources say that he was born in 1899.

On May 10, 1927, in Haney, British Columbia, he married Veronica Elizabeth Fenton. She was born in Dublin, Ireland about 1901. Her father was Charles Fenton; her mother was Marion Farrelly.

Donald appears to have been married a second time, to Ruth Winsome Anglin. She was born on September 24, 1902, in Essex, Ontario. Her father was Robert Whelply Anglin; her mother was Laura Juanita Chambers.

Donald died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 30, 1974.

Ruth apparently died in 1998.

 

Wallace Risser Baker

Wallace Risser Baker was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on November 19, 1900. On October 1, 1929, in Vancouver, he married Helen Ethelyn Gilroy. She was born about 1908 in Spring Hill, Nova Scotia. Her rather was Arthur Wellwood Gilroy; her mother was Annie Ethel Ralston.

Wallace died in Edmonton, Alberta, on November 30, 1950.

 

Helen Frances Baker

Helen Frances Baker was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on August 19, 1902. On March 24, 1924, in Vancouver she married James Alfred Longley. He was born on February 8, 1899, in Sussex, England. His father was Alfred Longley; his mother was Ada Dye.

James died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 15, 1970.

Helen died in Vancouver on December 8, 1974.

James and Helen had a daughter named Nina. She was born in Vancouver on November 22, 1939. She died in Vancouver on November 22, 1946.

 

Herbert Gordon Baker

Herbert Gordon Baker was born in Vancouver on December 26, 1906. He was married to Janet Morrison Cameron. She was born on December 8, 1911, in Montreal, Quebec. Her father was Allan Cameron; her mother was Katherine Morrison.

Herbert died in West Vancouver, British Columbia on March 7, 1985.

Janet died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on December 3, 1989.

 

Russell Kemp Baker

Russell Kemp Baker was born in Vancouver on October 17, 1910. He became a lawyer, and for a time was with the City Solicitor’s department of the City of Vancouver. He was married to Marion Louise Bailey.

Russell died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on October 8, 1983.

 

Sources

 

William Ford Baker (father of Herbert William Baker)

William Ford Baker, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Baker-12437; born December 11, 1844, in Ferris Point, Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada; died December 22, 1900 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.

William Ford Baker, http://records.ancestry.com/william_ford_baker_records.ashx?pid=4959544.

William Ford Baker, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=armstrongone&id=I6317

“Ontario Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQ7C-YLC : accessed 16 Apr 2014), William F Baker, Storrington, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada; citing p. , line ; Library and Archives Canada film number , Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGY-Z58 : accessed 16 Apr 2014), William Ford Baker in household of Raymond Kemp Baker, 10 Dec 1942; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13177, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953637.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM3V-STR : accessed 16 Apr 2014), W. F. Baker in entry for Charles Fowler Baker, 25 Oct 1873; citing Portsmouth, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, registration number 30606; FHL microfilm 1845040.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM8R-ZL8 : accessed 16 Apr 2014), William Ford Baker in entry for Florance Ida Baker, 04 Feb 1879; citing Murray, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, registration number 20909; FHL microfilm 1845222.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2J5-GTR : accessed 16 Apr 2014), William Ford Baker in entry for Florance Ida Baker, 04 Feb 1879; citing Murray, Northumberland, Ontario, 04 Feb 1879, reference cn 20909; FHL microfilm 1845222.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZL-KQH : accessed 16 Apr 2014), William Ford Baker in household of Malcolm Sterling Schroder and Frances Edna Baker, 28 Dec 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983707.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8M-XND : accessed 16 Apr 2014), William Ford Baker in household of William Frederick Sangster and Lorna Irene Baker, 31 Jul 1922; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13743, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074225.

Manitoba Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1900-002034, William Ford Baker, date of death: December 22, 1900; place of death: Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 108107236, William Ford Baker, Hillside Cemetery, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Baker&GSiman=1&GScid=1959933&GRid=108107236&; Birth: Dec. 11, 1844; Death: Dec. 22, 1900.

 

Frances Ann Funnell (mother of Herbert William Baker)

Frances Ann Funnell, http://records.ancestry.com/frances_ann_funnell_records.ashx?pid=32004702

Frances Ann Funnell, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=armstrongone&id=I6335

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 108107160, Frances Ann Connell Baker, Hillside Cemetery, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108107160,Birth: Nov. 28, 1847; Death: May 18, 1898.

 

Herbert William Baker

Herbert William Baker, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 101: “Baker, Herbert William, B.A.. Financial broker, pres. Northern Securities Ltd., sec-treas. Pacific Loan Co., 529 Pender STr., Vancouver. Born Kingston, Ont., July 24, 1869, son of William Ford and Francis Baker. Educ. Trenton, Ont., and Queen’s University, Kingston. Teacher collegiate inst., Glencoe, Ont., 1892-1895; Portage la Prairie, Mar. 1895-1902. Came to B.C., 1902. Married Charlotte Richardson, Portage la Prairie; has four sons and one daughter. Recreations: motoring; curling. Address: 1160 Bidwell St., Vancouver, B.C.”

Herbert William Baker, British Columbia from the earliest times to the present, Volume 3, Vancouver, S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, pages 359-360, https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/359/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/360/mode/1up.

Herbert William Baker (1869-1959), http://www.familytreelegends.com/trees/barraclough/78/data/2949

Herbert William Baker, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=armstrongone&id=I6336

Manitoba Marriage Registrations, Registration Number 1898-002059; Herbert William Baker and Charlotte Richardson, Marriage date: June 14, 1898; Marriage place: Portage la Prairie.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVY-X29 : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Herber W Baker, L, Macdonald, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 1, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRT-S8Z : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Herbert William Baker, 15 Aug 1959; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13243, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033300.

“Last Rites Held for H.W. Baker,” Vancouver Sun, August 18, 1959, page 37 (includes photograph of Herbert William Baker).

H.W. Baker, obituary, Vancouver Province, August 17, 1959, page 27.

Herbert William Baker, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 17, 1959, page 22; Vancouver Sun, August 17, 1959, page 28.

 

Charlotte Richardson (wife of Herbert William Baker)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPD-N4J : accessed 16 Apr 2014), Charlotte Baker, 30 Mar 1948; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13196, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032480.

“Mrs. Baker, P-T A, Dies,” Vancouver Province, April 1, 1948, page 3.

Charlotte Baker, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 1, 1948, page 21; Vancouver Province, April 1, 1948, page 21.

 

Donald Richardson Baker (son of Herbert William Baker)

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1900-003488, Donald Richardson Baker, Birth date: March 26, 1900 [sic]; Birth place: Portage la Prairie; Mother: Charlotte Richardson.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDD9-DJH : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Donald Richardson Baker and Veronica Elizabeth Fenton, 10 May 1927; citing Haney, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13754, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074507.

Vera Veronica Elizabeth Fenton ( Baker ) , Lillian Patricia Fenton ( Gustafson ) , Harris Road north, photograph, http://www.care2.com/c2c/photos/view/178/382928566/Pitt_Meadows/img297.jpg.html

Lillian Patricia Fenton ( Gustafson ) , Veronica Elizabeth Fenton ( Baker ), photograph, Pitt Meadows, B.C., http://www.care2.com/c2c/photos/view/178/382928566/Pitt_Meadows/img374.jpg.html

Ethel Thornton , Vera Veronica Elizabeth Fenton ( Baker ) ? , picnic , 1920, http://www.care2.com/c2c/photos/view/178/382928566/Pitt_Lake___B_C_/img312.jpg.html

Vera Veronica Elizabeth Fenton ( Baker ) , Thomas John Richardson , Lillian Patricia Fenton ( Gustafson ) , The Ranch is on the mountain to the right in the background, Pitt Meadows, B.C., http://www.ddb.aspca.org/c2c/photos/view/51/377167039/Thomas_John_Richardson/img280.jpg.html.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB2-3FZ : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Donald Richardson Baker, 30 Jul 1974; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13334, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050338.

Donald Richardson Baker, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 31, 1974, page 50; Vancouver Sun, August 1, 1974, page 26.

Ruth Winsome Anglin, http://records.ancestry.com/ruth_winsome_anglin_records.ashx?pid=30956437,

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2YB-RTL : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Ruth Winseme Anglin, 24 Sep 1902; citing Essex, Essex, Ontario, Canada, 24 Sep 1902, reference 13337; FHL microfilm 2130512.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM62-S62 : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Ruth Winseme Anglin, 24 Sep 1902; citing Essex, Essex, Ontario, Canada, registration number 13337; FHL microfilm 2130512.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24J2-HCP : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Ruth W Anglin, 1932.

Ruth Winsome Anglin, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bmullem&id=I01328

Anglin Listing by Families (family 1244), http://www.billanglin.com/family1244.html; 12441 RUTH Winsome Anglin (24/9/1902 – 1998) m (5/6/1948) Donald Richardson Baker (26/3/1899 – 30/7/1974)

 

Wallace Risser Baker (son of Herbert William Baker)

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1900-003489, Wallace Risser Baker, Birth date: November 19, 1900; Birth place: Portage la Prairie; Mother: Charlotte Richardson.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD86-KYX : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Wallace Risser Baker and Helen Ethelyn Gilroy, 01 Oct 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13757, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074553.

Alberta Family Histories Society, http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/crematorium/crem_b.html; Crematorium Records: 1937-50: B, Baker, Wallace Risser M 30 Nov 1950 50y Edmonton 02 Dec 1950 1134/L Howard & McBride.

 

Helen Frances Baker (daughter of Herbert William Baker)

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number 1902-22921091, Helen Frances Baker, Birth date: August 19, 1902; Birth place: Portage la Prairie, Mother: Charlotte Richardson.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD88-LB7 : accessed 17 Apr 2014), James Alfred Longley and Helen Frances Baker, 24 Mar 1924; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13747, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074317.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYK-R2L : accessed 17 Apr 2014), James Alfred Longley, 15 Dec 1970; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13307, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034215.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB2-DS4 : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Helen Frances Longley, 08 Dec 1974; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13338, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050342.

Helen Frances Longley, death notice, Vancouver Sun, Decebemr 9, 1974, page 42; Vancouver Province, Deceberm 9, 1974, page 26.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKR-C97 : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Helen Frances Baker in household of Nina Longley, 22 Nov 1946; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13192, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032424.

 

Herbert Gordon Baker (son of Herbert William Baker)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVK-2JJ : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Herbert Gordon Baker, 07 Mar 1985; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B16572, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1358012.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1989-09-020393; Janet Morrison Baker, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=2c09528b-f615-436c-9a93-d225751db3e1; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=6b45236b-ec9d-4312-8c55-6954f3ad6d6c.

 

Russell Kemp Baker (son of Herbert William Baker)

“Honourable Mention,” Russell Kemp Baker, Lieutenant Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, The Advocate, (1943), Volume 1, page 17.

“Welcome Home,” Russell Kemp Baker, Lieutenant Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, The Advocate, (1945), Volume 3, page 116.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1N-285 : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Russell Kemp Baker, 08 Oct 1983; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13634, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2073151.

 

 

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