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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert William Baker (1869-1959)


Born at Kingston, Ontario on 24 July 1869, son of William Jesse Baker and Miss Funnell, he moved Manitoba where, on 14 June 1898, he married Charlotte Richardson (1872-1948) at Portage la Prairie. They had five children: Donald Richardson Baker (1899-1974) and Wallace Risser Baker (1900-?), Helen Frances Baker (1902-1974, wife of James Alfred Longley), Gordon N. Baker (1906-?), and Allan R. Baker (1910-?). He served as Principal of Portage Collegiate Institute (1901-1902) before moving his family moved to British Columbia in 1903. There, they settled at Vancouver, residing at 1160 Bidwell Street (1911). He worked for 26 years as an agent for Sovereign Life Insurance prior to retirement in June 1959. He died at Vancouver on 14 August 1959 and was buried there.


1901 and 1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death and marriage registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 December 2014

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