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Rev. Andrew Browning Baird

Rev. Andrew Browning Baird

Male 1855 - 1940  (84 years)

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  • Name Andrew Browning Baird 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 6 Oct 1855  Mothererwell, Perth Co, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1887  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    clergyman (Minister) 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-143122 
    Died 22 Sep 1940  [2
    Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I143122  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2020 

    Family Penelope Campbell Cook,   b. 4 Sep 1852, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1936  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1887  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F36103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Andrew B. Baird
    Andrew B. Baird
    https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/images/baird_ab.html 2009

  • Notes 
    • Andrew Browning Baird (1855-1940)

      Born at Motherwell, Ontario on 6 October 1855, the son of Charles and Agnes (Browning) Baird. He studied at Upper Canada College and at the Universities of Toronto (BA 1877), Edinburgh (BD 1881), Leibzig (Germany), and Knox College, Toronto (DD). He married Penelope Campbell Cook of Galt, Ontario.

      He became a Presbyterian Minister in 1881 then moved to Western Canada, stopping briefly in Winnipeg on his way to Edmonton. After 1887 he taught Church History at Manitoba College. He was President of the Historical Society from 1893 to 1895, the Manitoba Horticultural Society from 1896 to 1899 and, in 1916-17 was Moderator of the Presbyterian Church. He had three daughters and one son as a result of his 1903 marriage to E. J. Grant. His son was killed in World War One. Baird died in 1940 in Winnipeg. His extensive papers are held at the University of Winnipeg Archives, with additional papers at the Archives of Manitoba.


      Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba


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      BAIRD, Rev. Andrew Browning (Presb.) is the eld. s. of Chas. Baird by his wife, Agnes Browning, and was b. at Motherwell, Ont., Oct. 6, 1855. Ed. at U. C. Coll., at Toronto Univ. (B.A., 1877 ; M.A., 1880), he studied Theol. at the Univ. of Edinburgh (Ph.D.), and took a post-graduate course at Leipzig. Ordained 1881, he, in the same year, founded the cong. at Edmonton, Alb., of which he was pastor, 1881-87. Thereafter he was lecturer in Man. Coll., and first pastor of Augustine Ch., Winnipeg, 1887-92; and became Prof. of Logic and Political Economy and Classics, as well as Prof. of Apologetics, Ch. History and the Hebrew Language, in Man. Coll., 1892. He was for some yrs. a mem. of the Bd. of Ed., N.W.T., and is now a mem. of the Council of the Univ. of Man., and an examiner in the Univ. In 1893 he was elected Presdt. of the His. Soc. of Man. He has written on the Indian question. Prof. B. rn. 1887, Miss P. C. Cook, of Galt, Ont. - 247 Colony St., Winnipeg

      The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Hand-Book of Canadian Biography, Henry James Morgan, 1898

  • Sources 
    1. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 12412 (1887), Andrew B. Baird-Penelope C. Cook.
      Penelope C Cook Birth Place: Galt Age: 34 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853 Father Name: Peter Cook Mother Name: Penelope Campell Spouse Name: Andrew B Baird (clergyman of Winnipeg) Spouse's Age: 32 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855 Spouse Father Name: Charles Baird Spouse Mother Name: Agnes Browning Marriage Date: 20 Sep 1887 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Galt

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, E., America, N., Winnipeg, G., & Cemetery, E. (1855). Andrew Browning Baird (1855-1940) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 9 August 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/122641503/andrew-browning-baird.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Oct 1855 - Mothererwell, Perth Co, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - clergyman (Minister) - 1887 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1887 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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