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Margaret Eliza Baker
Female 1874 - 1919


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  • Birth  23 Mar 1874  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Military  WW1 
    • Miss Baker was born at Ayr, where her father and her grandfather before him were engaged in the mercantile business for many years. Some years ago she qualified as a nurse and when the war broke out enlisted for service overseas, going out with the New York Presbyterian Hospital unit. For sixteen months she saw service in France, returning to Canada last February, bearing high honors, but in poor health. She remained with the army, however, and until her health failed completely was a nursing sister at the Davisville S.C.R. Hospital.
    Religion  1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Religion  1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-57745 
    Died  30 May 1919  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Cause: General Septicaemia (12 days) - Internal Obstruction (4 days 
    Buried  2 Jun 1919  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I57745  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Father  Thomas Baker,   b. 7 Jun 1847, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1917, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Georgiana Appleby,   b. 23 Sep 1850, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1934, Farrell, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Jun 1873  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F10679  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Demise of Nursing Sister Baker

      This community very much regrets the death of Margaret E. Baker, daughter of the late Thomas Baker, daughter of the late Thomas Baker and Mrs. Baker, Paris, formerly of Ayr, which event occurred at Private Pavilion, Toronto General Hospital, on Friday, May the 30th, after a short illness.

      Miss Baker was born at Ayr, where her father and her grandfather before him were engaged in the mercantile business for many years. Some years ago she qualified as a nurse and when the war broke out enlisted for service overseas, going out with the New York Presbyterian Hospital unit. For sixteen months she saw service in France, returning to Canada last February, bearing high honors, but in poor health. She remained with the army, however, and until her health failed completely was a nursing sister at the Davisville S.C.R. Hospital.

      Besides her grief stricken mother, a loving sister also survives.

      Interment took place at Ayr on Monday.

      Service was held in Christ Church, Rev. Mr. Adamson of Paris officiating.

      The procession to the cemetery was headed by a company of returned soldiers and a firing party, while a bugler sounded "The Last Post." At the grave the regulation three volleys were tried, the entire proceedings constituting a very impressive ceremony, and the first military funeral Ayr has ever had. The friends from Paris, as well as many citizens of this community, attended in automobiles, while a large number of people congregated at the cemetery and many wet eyes testified to the esteem in which Sister Baker was held.

      The members of the Ayr council attended in a body. Sergt. Heeman of Paris was in charge of the firing party. The following members of the Ayr contingent, nearly all of whom were in uniform, were commanded by Sergt. Geo. Dear, Bert Robson, Jas. Woolsey, F. Turner, H. Griffin, H. Cornford, R. Hawes, T. Hawes, J.T. Gilli?, A. ?, C. E?, H. Fraser, N. ?, W. Griffin?, J. Ronald?. Six Nursing Sisters who had been overseas, two each from Paris, Toronto, ane New York, attended the obsequies. The deceased's name is on the Ayr Public School honor roll, and the school flag was flying at half-mast throughout the day.

      Ayr News Jun 5 1919 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 3.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 58.

    3. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 4.

    4. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Margaret Eliza Baker Date of Birth: 23 Mar 1874 Gender: Female Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Thomas Baker Mother's name: Georgiana Appleby

    5. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Margaret Baker Gender: Female Birth Year: abt 1874 Birth Place: Ayr, Ontario Age at Death: 45 Death Date: 30 May 1919 Death Place: York, Ontario, Canada

    6. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] B/ In memory of/ William Baker/ died 17th April 1891,/ aged 72 years/ also his wife/ Margaret/ died 10th April 1863,/ aged 47 years./ and their sons/ David/ died 7th May 1864,/ aged 10 years & 11 months/ William C./ died 6th May 1880/ aged 24 years & 10 months./ And daughters/ Margaret/ Died 31st Aug. 1857/ Aged 13 Years & 3 Months/ Jeannie/ Wife of John A. Donaldson/ Died 8th Jan. 1878,/ Aged 35 Years/ F. B. Gullet Toronto/ Baker. [Gullet - monument maker]
      [Left/South] Thomas Baker/ born June 7, 1847/ died May 24, 1917/ also his wife/ Georgiana Appleby/ born Sept. 23, 1850/ died June 1, 1934/ Margaret Elisa/ their daughter/ born Mar. 23, 1874/ died May 30, 1919/ Nursing Sisters Overseas
      [Back/West] David McColl/ 1840 - 1930/ Elizabeth Baker/ beloved wife of/ David McColl/ born Dec. 25, 1839/ died July 26, 1918/ May Lovett Baker/ born Feb. 25, 1878/ died July 12, 1960
      [A] Nursing Sister/ Margaret E. Baker/ C. A. M. C. C. E. F./ 30th May 1919/ + [veteran's Poppy]

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 Mar 1874 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: General Septicaemia (12 days) - Internal Obstruction (4 days - 30 May 1919 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Jun 1919 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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