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Prominent American Bakers of Today

ALFRED BRITTIN BAKER: Clergyman; b. Matawan, N. J.; 1836; s. Elishu 0., Dean of the Cathedral of the Diocese, 1919; Trustee Burlington Coll., and St. Mary’s Hall. Add.: Princeton, N. J. ALFRED LANDON: broker; b. N. S. Can., 1859; s. Addison; pres. Chicago Stock Exchange. Add.: Chicago. ALFRED ZANTZINGER: illustrator; writer. ANTHONY GEORGE: M.D. ARCHIBALD MCEACHERN: surgeon. ARTHUR LATHAM:mathematician; b, Cincinnati, 1853; s. John G.; head of dept. of mathematics, Manual Training High School, Brooklyn; 1901-17. Add.: Rye, NY. ARTHUR MULFORD: clergyman, editor; b. Wapakoneta, 0.; 1880; s. John Mulford; Chaplain 120th Inf., U.S.A. with A.E.F., 1918-19; capt. Co. K. 151st Ind. N.G.; 1923-24. Add.: Phila., Pa. ASHER CARTER: captain U.S.N.; retired. BENTON: lawyer; b. Bismarck, N.D., 1889; s. Isaac P.; desc. of John B. of Pa., Revolutionary soldier; Dir. U. S. Fuel Administration 1917-19. Add.: Bismarck, N.D. BERTHA KUNZ: lecturer, dramatic reader. PERCY BRYANT: sculptor; b. London, Eng.; 1881; s. John; executed bust and heroic statue of King Edward, VII; made busts from life of President Wilson. Add.: New York City. SAMUEL BURTIS: artist; b. Boston, Mass., 1882; s. Samuel Burtis; now istr. Corcoran Sch. of Art, Washington, D. C., and asst. prof. of coil. of fine arts, George Washington Univ. Add.: Washington. CHARLES FULLER: Zoologist. CHARLES HINCKLEY: civil engr., b. 1864; now deceased. CHARLES SAMUEL: lawyer; b. nr. Azalia, Ind.; 1855;  Thomas N.; mem numerous learned and social organizations, incl. Am. Bar Masons, Ind. Add.: Columbus IN CHARLES WHITING: civil engineer. CHAUNCEY BROOKE: army officer; b. Lancaster, O.; 1860; s. Emanuel Ruffner; capt. U.S.A., 1899; author of numerous articles, incl. “Transportation of Troops and Material”. Add.: Bexley,...

Prominent Bakers of American, Past Generations

ABIJAH R. BAKER: clergyman; b. Franklin, Mass., 1805. He was pastor of the Congregational Church at Medford, Mass., in 1836, and in 1849 assumed a pastorate in Lynn; was author of many books, including “The School History of the United States”, “The Catechism Tested by the Bible”, and “O Question Book on the Sermon on the Mount”. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: musician; b. Wenham, Mass., 1811; from 1842 to 1848 was supt. of musical instruction in the grammar schools. He introduced music into public schools of Lowell and Lawrence; became editor of Boston Musical Journal; and, from its foundation in 1857, was principal of Boston Music School. DANIEL: soldier; b. about 1775; brevetted Major for gallantry at the battle of Brownstone. After war of 1812, he was promoted to rank of LieutenantColonel of 6th infantry, and commanded that regiment at the battle of Bad Axe River, in the Black Hawk War, 1832. D. Detroit, Mich., 1836. DANIEL: clergyman; b. Midway, Liberty Co., Ga., 1791; resigned as pastor Presbyterian church in Harrisburg, Va., 1821, and later went to Washington, D. C., where he lived until 1828; after 1830 traveled in South a s evangelist and settled in Austin, Texas, where he founded and was 1st Pres. of a college; author of several books. D. Austin, Tex., 1857. DAVID JEWETT: lawyer; b. East Haddam, Conn., 1792; admitted to bar in 1819, he began to practice in Kaskaskia, Ill., and was made probate judge of Randolph Co. He was U. S. Senator, 1830-31, and U. S. District Attorney for Ill., 1833-1841. EDWARD DICKENSON: soldier; b. London, Eng., 1811; came to U. S. when 5...

Battle Hymn of the Bakers

TUNE: “Battle Hymn of the Republic“The house of Baker cherishes traditions of the past, With the world’s great movements they have all their fortunes cast; And when they pledge their honor they are loyal to the last. The clan goes marching on! Chorus: Glory to the name of Baker! Glory to the tribe of Baker! Glory to our grand old family! The clan goes marching on. Edward, Richard, John and James were fathers of our clan. Sir John was the ambassador and George a famous man. We have a pride in “Baker” and we’ll boost it all we can. The clan goes marching on! The Baker blood is mingled with the royal bloods of old. Each century our numbers have increased a hundred fold. Among the world’s great families our family is pure gold. The clan goes marching on! We have our dukes and peasants, common folk and blue bloods, too; We greet each other with a smile and “Cousin, howdy do!” This goes with all the Bakers and it goes with me and you. The clan goes marching on! The Bakers fought at Concord, Gettysburg and Waterloo; In crusades to the Holy Land they marched as heroes do; They died in seventeen seventy-six, and nineteen eighteen, too. The clan goes marching on! “Fi-dei co-ti-cu-la crux is the Baker motto true; “The cross is the touchstone of faith” to Bakers not a few. “Unto others as they would . . . ” that’s what the Bakers do. The clan goes marching on! Baker sons are loyal and our daughters true and sweet; More noble sires and mothers you could...

American Baker Families of Royal Descent

ALFRED THE GREAT, KING OF ENGLAND, father of: EDWARD THE ELDER, KING OF ENGLAND. His great-granddau. was: LADY ADELA DE VERMANDOIS: m. Hugh the Great, Count de Vermandois, son of HENRY I, KING OF FRANCE. LADY ISABEL DE VERMANDOIS: m. (first) Robert, first Baron de Bellmont, cr. Earl of Leicester. From them was descended, 5 generations removed: BALDWIN DE WAKE: m. Lady Hawise, granddaughter of LLEWELLYN THE GREAT, PRINCE OF NORTH WALES. JOHN: 1st Lord Wake; d. 1300. LADY MARGARET DE WAKE: m. Prince Edward, of Woodstock, s. of EDWARD I, KING OF ENGLAND. PRINCESS JOAN PLANTAGENET: the Fair Maid of Kent; m. Sir Thomas de Holland, K. G., Earl of Kent. SIR THOMAS DE HOLLAND: 2nd Earl of Kent, from whom was descended (10 generations removed) THOMAS LLOYD: 1st Deputy-Governor of Pa. RACHEL LLOYD: m. Samuel Preston, Mayor of Phila., 1711, and Treas. of Pa., 1714-43. HANNAH PRESTON: m. Samuel Carpenter, Jr., of Phila. JUDGE PRESTON CARPENTER: of Salem, N. J.; d. 1785; m. Hannah Smith. MARGARET CARPENTER: m. 1776, James Mason Woodnutt, of Salem, N. J. PRESTON WOODNUT: m. Rachel Goodwin, and had: HANNAH ANN WOODNUTT: m. NATHAN BAKER. Issue. Lewis C. Baker Family ROBERT BRUCE, KING OF SCOTLAND, father of: PRINCESS MARY: m. Walter, Lord High Steward. Their son was: ROBERT II, KING OF SCOTLAND; had, by his first wife: PRINCESS CATHERINE: m. David, Earl of Crawford. LADY ELIZABETH LINDSAY: m. Sir William Douglas. SIR HENRY DOUGLAS: of Lochlevan; m. Eliz. Erskine. ROBERT DOUGLAS: m. Elizabeth Boswell. SIR ROBERT DOUGLAS: m. Margaret Balfour. THOMAS DOUGLAS: m. Elizabeth Boyd. ELIZABETH DOUGLAS: m. Alexander Alexander. ANDREW ALEXANDER: of...

Lewis C. Baker Family

American Bakers of Royal Descent Lewis C. Baker Family ROBERT BRUCE, KING OF SCOTLAND, father of: PRINCESS MARY: m. Walter, Lord High Steward. Their son was: ROBERT II, KING OF SCOTLAND; had, by his first wife: PRINCESS CATHERINE: m. David, Earl of Crawford. LADY ELIZABETH LINDSAY: m. Sir William Douglas. SIR HENRY DOUGLAS: of Lochlevan; m. Eliz. Erskine. ROBERT DOUGLAS: m. Elizabeth Boswell. SIR ROBERT DOUGLAS: m. Margaret Balfour. THOMAS DOUGLAS: m. Elizabeth Boyd. ELIZABETH DOUGLAS: m. Alexander Alexander. ANDREW ALEXANDER: of Menstrie, eldest son. JOHN ALEXANDER: of Gogar, 2nd son. ALEXANDER ALEXANDER: of Mill-Nab. DAVID ALEXANDER: of Muthill, 2nd son. JAMES ALEXANDER: b. 1691, d. 1756; mem. King’s Council and SurveyorGeneral of N. J.; m. Mary Provoost. One of his ch. was: ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: m. John Stevens, of Perth Amboy, N. J. JOHN STEVENS: of Hoboken, N. J.; m. Rachel Cox. Of their 9 ch.: ELIZABETH J. STEVENS: m. Thomas Anderson Conover, U. S. Navy, and had: MARY RACHEL STEVENS: m. REV. LEWIS C. BAKER....

Prominent British Bakers of Today

ALFRED BAKER: M.A., LL.D.; Prof. of Math.; b. Toronto; educ., Univ. of Toronto; mem. of var. committees, including Senate of Univ. of Toronto. Add.: Muskoka. PROF. ALFRED THOMAS: Litt. D.; Ph.D.; F.R.S.L.; Prof. of French and Lt.; b. 1873, s. of late Rev. Thomas; educ., Univ. of Heidelberg. Publications: Sur Robert de Blois. Add.: London. COMMANDER ARTHUR BANNATYNE: D.S.O., 1918, R.N.; y. s. of Major Richard; commanded (B.M.S.) Cyclamen in Persian Gulf, 1924. Club: United Service. BRIG.-GEN. ARTHUR SLADE: C.M.G. 1915; b. 1863; served in S. Africa, 1900-01. Club: Junior Constitutional. Add.: Peans Wood, Sussex. LT.-COL. BERNARD GRANVILLE: D.S.O. 1918, F.R.G.S.; F.R. Hist. S.; b. Poona, 1870; s. of Montagu Bernard. Publications: “The Walls of Constantinople”; educ. Winchester; served with 21st Hussars, India. Club: St. George’s. BEVAN BRAITHWAITE: M.A., B.Sc., D. Sc., F.R.S.E.; Prof. of Math. in the Univ. of London; educ., Sidcot School. Publications: of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society. Add.: London. BRYANT: Sculptor; b., London, 1881; s. of John; educ., City and Guilds Technical Institute; executed Woodrow Wilson Memorial for the League of Nations. Add.: New York City. C. ALMA: C.B.E. 1919; went to Malaya and New Zealand surveying; became a pioneer in planting rubber. Add.: Perak, F. M. S. CHARLES: Edit. and Direc. of The Newspaper World; b., Maidstone, 1851, y. s. of Charles. Founded The Newspaper Owner Club: Whitefriars. Add.: London. CHARLES HENRY COLLINS: Keeper and Sec. of the National Gallery; b., 1880; s. of John Collins. Add.: London. CHARLES MAURICE: C.I.E., Indian Civil Servs., retired 1927; b., Cobham, 1872; s. of Thomas Henry; educ., Tonbridge. Add.: Kent. EDMUND WILFRID: I.S.O. 1912; Registrar, Gov’t of India...

Prominent British Bakers, Past Generations

ALEXANDER BAKER: (1582-1638); Jesuit; b. in Norfolk; entered Society of Jesus, 1610; visited India as a missionary; left a manuscript in defense of the doctrine of regeneration by baptism as held by Catholics. ANNE ELIZABETH: (1786-1861); philologist; assisted her brother, George Baker, in his “History of Northamptonshire”; published, “‘Glossary of Northamptonshire Woods”. ANSELM: (1834-1885); artist; Cistercian monk at Mount St. Bernard’s Abbey, Leicestershire, 1857; executed rural paintings and designed heraldic and other illustrations for several publications. CHARLES: (1617-1679); jesuit; entered English College at Rome, 1638; victim to the Oates plot persecution; arrested while praying to say mass, tried and condemned to death for the priesthood at the Monmouth assizes; executed at Usk, August 27. DAVID: in religion, Augustine; (1575-1641); Benedictine monk; educated at Christ’s Hospital, London, and Broadgates; member of Lincoln’s Inn, and Inner Temple; spiritual director of English for Benedictine nuns at Cambrai, 1624; left collection for ecclesiastical history. DAVID ERSKINE: (1730-1767); writer on the drama; grandson of Daniel Defoe; educated in the Tower as a royal engineer; joined a company of players; published “Companion to Playhouse”, 1764; wrote and translated dramatic pieces. FRANKLIN: (1800-1867); Unitarian divine; educated at Glasgow; minister of Bank Street Chapel. His works include a history of nonconformity in Balton (1854). GEOFFREY: (fl. 1350); chronicler; wrote two chronicles, of which the earlier and shorter extends from the first day of creation to 1326, and the second from 1303 to 1356. GEORGE: (1540-1600); surgeon; member of Barber Surgeon’s Company; master, 1597; attached to household of Earl of Oxford; wrote and translated several works on surgery and medicine, 1574-97. SIR GEORGE: (1722-1809); physician; educated at Cambridge;...

Bell Family Genealogy

J. Montgomery Seaver began to publish manuscripts in the 1920’s on what he called the 100 most prominent names in America. In actuality, they were simply 100 of the most common names, and the whole series was part of a scam in which Jesse was eventually charged by Postal Inspectors. While Jesse over emphasized the benefits of his manuscripts, he did in fact provide some relevant information. The following manuscript is part of the Bell Family History published by Jesse in 1924. In it you will find short genealogies on many British and early American Bell families.

MacDonald McDonald Family Records

THE M(a)cDonald Family is among the forty-nine “best families” selected by the American Historical-Genealogical Society for whom the Society has published family histories during the past few years. The M(a)cDonald family has been prominent in the British Empire and in the United States; its members having played important roles in war and in peace. Family pride is a commendable trait and should be cultivated. All M(a)cDonald have just cause to be proud of their family history and traditions. In reference No. 14 we find the following regarding the origin and meaning of the name MacDonald: The surname, MacDonald, means the son or descendant of Donald. Donald is a well-known northern personal name. By some etymologists it is thought to be derived from the Gaelic “donhuil,” which means “browneyed.” Others say that it comes from two Gaelic words, “domhan”-the world-and “all”-mighty. In Scotch histories of the family the name is always written Macdonald or MacDonald, while those of the clan who have come to America usually use the abbreviation, McDonald. The clan MacDonald is certainly one of the oldest and most important in Scotland. Its chiefs descended from Somerled, Thane of Argyle, but sometimes styled King of the Isles, who flourished in the twelfth century. This clan has been known for centuries for its fearlessness and bravery, and also for its ancient and unbroken lineage. It is well represented today throughout Great Britain and the United States. The data in this volume is gathered from reliable sources. We have selected what we consider the most important material. Many of the daughters, and sons for whom no issue was shown, have...

Baker Family Genealogy

THE Baker Family is among the forty-nine “best families” selected by the American Historical-Genealogical Society for whom the Society has published family histories during the past few years. The Baker family has been prominent in the British Empire and in the United States, its members having played important roles in war and in peace. Family pride is a commendable trait and should be cultivated. All Bakers have just cause to be proud of their family history and traditions. In references No. 3, No. 10 and No. 7 we find the following regarding the origin and meaning of the name Baker: The surname Baker came from the occupation of the men who bore it. The feminine form has become almost equally well established among us,Bagster, Baxter or Backster (the latter spelling found in Foxe’s Roll of Marian martyrs) being among forms of the old female “bakester”. The name of Baker in England is almost completely supplanted by that of Baxter in Scotland, and all Bakers may be considered of English origin. Such folks as “Elias le Baxter” and “Ralph le Bakster” are very plentifully represented in the olden registers. The ordinances of the Guild of the Purification, 1367, are signed by “Johannes Austyn, Baxter.” The name of Robert le Baker appears in Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem; Walter le Bakare, in Writs of Parliament; and other names of Baker can be found in many documents of ancient origin. We find recorded at St. Peter, Cornhill, the baptism of Jane Baker, 1555. This is perhaps the first time the name was taken as a genuine surname without the usual “le” preceding it....
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