Surname: 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...

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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...

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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...

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Biography of Cyrus E. Baker, M.D.

Cyrus E. Baker, M.D., of Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H., the well-known physician and oculist, was born in Plainfield, this State, April 9, 1835, son of Dimic and Hannah (Colby) Baker. He is of the eighth generation in descent from Jeffrey Baker, who came from England, and was one of the original settlers of Windsor, Conn. Jeffrey Baker married November 25, 1642, Joan Rockwell. They had five children, one of them being a son, Joseph, born June 18, 1655, who married Hannah Cook Buckland, January 30, 1677. Five children were the fruit of this union. Joseph Baker’s son, Joseph, Jr., born April 13, 1678, was married on July 8, 1702, to Hannah Pomroy, by whom he had Joseph, Jr., second, and Samuel; and by his second wife, Abigail Bissel, he had John, Hannah, Jacob, Abigail, Ebenezer, Daniel, Heman, Titus, and Abigail. Joseph, Jr., second, died January 29, 1754; his wife, Abigail, died February 13, 1768. Their son, Heman, the next in this line, was born April 27, 1719. He married Lois Gilbert, November 24, 1747, and had the following children: Heman, Jr., who was a soldier Anna; Deborah; John; Oliver, who became a doctor of medicine; Abigail; Lois; Delight; and Lydia. Oliver Baker, son of Heman, was born at Tolland, Conn., October 5, 1755, and died October 3, 1811. He married Dorcas Dimic, March 23, 1780. She was born September...

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Biography of Edward Dimick Baker

Edward Dimick Baker was an able advocate and lawyer of Claremont. He was born April 21, 1827, at Meriden, N.H., son of Dimick and Hannah (Colby) Baker. He was a descendant in a direct line from Joseph Baker, who was born April 13, 1678. Joseph’s son, Hernon, by his wife, Abigail Bissel Baker, married Lois Gilbert, who had a son Oliver, a physician, who married Dorcus Dimick, and became the father of Dimick Baker. Dimick Baker was born March 18, 1793, in Plainfield, N.H., where he resided throughout his life. He was a prosperous merchant and farmer, and one of the most influential men of the town. His wife, Hannah, had five children, namely: Elias, who died November 11, 1884; Hannah; Helen F.; Edward D.; and Cyrus E. Having graduated from Kimball Union Academy at Meriden, Edward Dimick Baker at twenty-one began the study of law with the Hon. Nathaniel W. Westgate at Enfield, N.H. He continued his studies with the Hon. Henry A. Bellows, a Chief Justice of New Hampshire, and in 1851 was admitted to the bar. He practised at Cornish, this county, until 1855, and afterward in Claremont until the time of his death, which occurred February 1, 1895. Mr. Baker was an able and fearless lawyer. He argued for the right on matters of public importance, and to unnecessary or unwise expenditure he was always...

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Biography of Henry M. Baker

Henry M. Baker, of Bow, Merrimack County, lawyer and Congressman, and son of Aaron Whittemore and Nancy (Dustin) Baker, was born in Bow, January 11, 1841. He comes of patriotic and heroic ancestry. His great-great-grandfather, Captain Joseph Baker, a Colonial surveyor, married Hannah, only daughter of Captain John Lovewell, the famous Indian fighter, who was killed in the battle of Pigwacket, May 8, 1725. A few years later the township of Suncook, or Lovewell’s town, which included much of the present town of Pembroke, was granted by Massachusetts to the surviving participants and the heirs of those killed in that battle. As its boundaries conflicted with those of the town of Bow, chartered May 10, 1727, by Governor Wentworth, of New Hampshire, the grantees never received the full benefits of the grant. The resulting contention was terminated December 13, 1804, when that part of Bow east of the Merrimac River was annexed to Pembroke and Concord. The Colonial heroine, Hannah Dustin, was a maternal ancestor of Henry M. Baker. Another maternal relative was Walter Bryant, who surveyed many of the townships and the eastern boundary of the State, and was prominent in Colonial affairs. Captain Baker’s son, Joseph, married a descendant of one of the Scotch Covenanters, and settled in Bow. He was among the first to locate there, and the acres he cleared and cultivated are a part...

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Biographical Sketch of Rev. Robert Baker

Rev. Robert Baker came from Tennessee to Missouri at a very early date, and was one of the first Methodist preachers in Montgomery County. He organized the first church of that de-nomination in this County, at the house of Rev. Drury Clanton, who was also a Methodist preacher. His house was situated on a branch called “Pinch,” about five miles southwest of Danville, and the church was organized in 1819. Baker was an old revolutionary soldier and drew a pension from the government, all of which he gave to his church and the Sunday-school cause. He had two sons, Jacob and Esau, who were as much unlike each other in personal appearance as it was possible for them to be; Jacob being six feet two inches in height, while Esau measured only four feet five inches. The former settled in Callaway County, near Readesville. He had an old yellow dog that he thought a great deal of, and in order to keep him from running away, he drove a honey locust stake in the yard and tied him fast to it. The stake took root and grew to be a large tree, and its .branches cast a grateful shade over the yard and...

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Biographical Sketch of David Baker

David Baker, son of Robert Baker, of England, married Mary Anderson, in November, 1756, and settled in Norfolk, Va. They had Elizabeth, Mary, Benjamin, David, Robert, Sarah, Dempsey, Thomas, and James. David was born in November, 1763. He married Judith Johnson, and they had-Sylvester, Thomas J., and John. Sylvester, who was born in 1791, married the widow of John Johnson, whose maiden name was Elsey Ward, and settled in Montgomery Co., Mo., in 1820. His children were-Judith, David W., Sylvester, Jr., William M., and John F. Capt. John Baker was born in 1795. He married Lizzie Johnson, and settled in Montgomery County in 1820. They had-Sylvester C., Elsey A., Robert W., John J., Mary K., Judith M., Margaret E., and Dicey B. V. Capt. Baker built a water mill on Loutre creek, and a rather singular circumstance happened to it one day. The mill was running at full speed, with a heavy head of water on, when the wheel suddenly blocked .and the machinery stopped with a jar and crash that shook the mill to its foundation. Upon examining the wheel a large cat-fish was found in it. The fish was taken out, a handspike run through its gills, and two tall Negroes hoisted it on their shoulders and carried it to the house; and it was so long that its tail dragged on the ground. This is a...

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Slave Narrative of Anna Baker

Interviewer: Mrs. Richard Kolb Person Interviewed: Anna Baker Location: Aberdeen, Mississippi Age: 80 Anna Baker, 80-year old ex-slave, is tall and well built. She is what the Negroes term a “high brown.” Her high forehead and prominent cheek bones indicate that there is a strain of other than the pure African in her blood. She is in fair health. “Lemme see how old I is. Well, I tells you jus’ lak I tol’ dat Home Loan man what was here las’ week. I ‘members a pow’ful lot ’bout slavery times an’ ’bout ‘fore surrender. I know I was a right smart size den, so’s ‘cording to dat I mus’ be ‘roun’ ’bout eighty year old. I aint sho’ ’bout dat an’ I don’t want to tell no untruth. I know I was right smart size ‘fore de surrender, as I was a-sayin’, ’cause I ‘members Marster comin’ down de road past de house. When I’d see ‘im ‘way off I’d run to de gate an’ start singin’ dis song to ‘im: ‘Here come de marster, root toot too! Here come Marster, comin’ my way! Howdy, Marster, howdy do! What you gwine a-bring from town today?’ Dat would mos’ nigh tickle him to death an’ he’d say, ‘Loosahna (dat was his pet name for me) what you want today? I’d say, ‘Bring me some goobers, or a doll, or some...

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B Surnames – Walpole Massachusetts Marriage Records to 1850

BABBITT, Betsey and Samuel G. Clap, Mar. 8, 1843. Sarah P., 21, d. Willard and S., and Luther Hayward, widower [publishment of intention of marriage, omits widower], May 29, 1848. Sophia and George Copeland, Apr. 10, 1842. BACON, Alfred of Dover, and Harriett Perry, Nov. 27, 1834. Anna of Dedham, and William Kindall 1st, publishment of intention of marriage, Mar. 19, 1774. Betsy [publishment of intention of marriage, Betsey] and Jonathan Colbourn [publishment of intention of marriage, Coulbourn], May 23, 1797. Charlotte and George W. Thomas, May 28, 1840. Dean and Sybil C. Smith, publishment of intention of marriage, Nov. 13, 1836. Elijah C., widower [publishment of intention of marriage, omits widower], 41, S. W[illia]m and S., and Adaline Eldridge, Dec. 4, 1848. Ellis and Martha Shepard, publishment of intention of marriage, Feb. 12, 1842. James of N. Y., and Julia [publishment of intention of marriage, adds C.] Whitman, Jan. 8, 1845. Lydia and Hiram H. White, Sept. 27, 1836. Mary and Aaron Ellis, Mar. 17, 1796. Rebecca of Deadham, and Joseph Day, publishment of intention of marriage, July 26, 1772. Sally [publishment of intention of marriage, Betsy] and Horace Dupee, May 30, 1805. Sam[ue]l W. [publishment of intention of marriage, Warren] of Urbana, Va., and Abby P. Clap, Oct. 17, 1839. Sarah L. and Harvey Morse, Jan. 10, 1837. Sopha [publishment of intention of marriage, Sophia] and Pitt...

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Hodgen Cemetery, Hodgen, LeFlore County, Oklahoma


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