Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

James Baker

Male Cal 1828 - 1904  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name James Baker 
    Born CALC 8 Dec 1828  Waterdown, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Business 1868  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Commercial Hotel 
    Occupation 1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Hotelkeeper [catagory: hotel keeper, inn keeper, tavern keeper] 
    Business 1874  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hotel - Queen's Hotel 
    Interesting hotel, life 
    Occupation 1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Hotel Keeper 
    Religion 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Retired 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-118233 
    Died 5 May 1904  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I118233  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Family 1 Anna McBeth,   b. CALC 26 Dec 1837, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1875  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Shannon Baker,   b. 26 Aug 1862, , Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1932, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. George Baker,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Isabella Baker,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Elizabeth Baker,   b. 25 Mar 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1932, Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F29870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ellen Edra Miles,   b. CALC 31 Jan 1834, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1893, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1877  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F30863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Baker, James, proprietor of Queen's Hotel. Born in North Wentworth, 1829. Settled in the county, 1863.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 (Village of New Hespeler entries)

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      "The Hespeler Hotel" built in 1847 by Charles Siegle who operated it till 1858; then came William Baker until his death in 1868; next James Baker till 1873; Mrs. E. M. Baker, widow of William in 1874 and her son, Oliver till 1879.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      THE LATE JAMES BAKER'S CAREER

      Hespeler, May 7. James A. Baker, to whose death, we made & short reference an Thursday's. issue, was born in Waterdown, in 1828. His occupation was lumbering, which business he followed until coming to Hespeler in 1868, when he took over the hotel now known as the Commercial. He conducted this hotel tor three years, when he removed to Fisher's Mills, engaging there also in the hotel business, for about a year, when he returned. to Hespeler, bought the hotel now known as the Queen's Hotel, which he ran until 1884, when he retired to his late home on Lewis street. Mr. Baker was twice married. His first wife died in 1875 and his second, in 1893. For the last ten years of his life was an active member of the Methodist Church, and zealous in all good work. He was a staunch Reformer all his life, and when he came to Hespeler found himself surrounded by the enemy, the town being given over to the darkest, Toryism. The only other Liberals here then were the late A. B. Jardine and Wm. Harvey. The influence of these stalwarts, however, was soon felt and in a few years scores had imbibed their views and Liberalism secured a. foothold which it will never relinquish. The deceased has one brother and a sister living, Samuel Baker of Lexington, Mich. and. Mrs. Whitsel of Leamington, Ont. The funeral took place, today at 3 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, to the Hespeler Cemetery.

      The Weekly Reformer 12 May 1904 pg 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 1.

    2. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 3.

    3. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 15.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 8 Dec 1828 - Waterdown, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Commercial Hotel - 1868 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotelkeeper [catagory: hotel keeper, inn keeper, tavern keeper] - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Hotel - Queen's Hotel - 1874 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Feb 1877 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1904 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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