Baker,  Gustavus Swartz

Baker, Gustavus Swartz

Male 1853 - 1928  (74 years)

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  • Name Baker, Gustavus Swartz  [1
    Born 17 Nov 1853  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Grave Reference Section SG, Plot 08, Lot 3809 
    Occupation Druggist  [1
    Died 09 Nov 1928  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Chronic Nephritis 
    Buried Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    Person ID I10719  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family Keeler, Florence Mabel,   b. 13 Mar 1883, Battersea, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1924, Battersea, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Baker, Bertha Agnes,   b. 10 Feb 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1979, Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F3881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Nov 1853 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Chronic Nephritis - 09 Nov 1928 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Baker, Gustavus Swartz
    Baker, Gustavus Swartz

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    Baker Famiy Crest
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    This ancient surname is of Olde English pre 8th century origins deriving from the word 'boeccure'. The surname is always occupational, but not always for a maker1 of bread. There are a number of possible origins and these include an official with special responsibilities for the baking ovens in a monastery or castle, as well as the keeper of the 'communal kitchen' in a town or village, since most of the humbler households had no cooking facilities other than a pot over a fire. The right to be in charge of this service and to exact money or loaves in return for its use, was in many parts of Britain, a hereditary feudal privilege. Less often the surname may have been acquired by someone noted for specifically baking fine bread or as an owner of a kiln for the baking of pottery or even bricks. The surname is first recorded in the late 12th Century, and early recordings include such examples as Robert Bakere, a witness in the Assize Court Rolls of Lancashire for the year 1246, and Walter le Backere in the rolls of the county of Hampshire for 1280 a.d. The female form of the name is 'Baxter'. There have been no less than forty two 'Baker' entries in the "Dictionary of National Biography", and during the latter half of the 19th century the name was arguably the most famous in the country. This was owing to the exploits of Sir Samuel Baker, who with Stanley and Livingstone, was the greatest African explorer, and his brother, Valentine Baker, the famous Cavalry leader, known world wide as 'Baker Pasha'. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William le Bakere, which was dated 1177, in the "Pipe Rolls of Norfolk", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.