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Record #17835
Name :
: Pamela BAKER (1904 - 1994)
  aka : Pamelia Baker

BMD and other details
Date of Birth
: 18 Apr 1904

Marriage (1)
Marriage (2)

Date of Death
: 12 Sep 1994
Abode (1) : Place of BirthEngland, Warwickshire, Birmingham
Abode (2) : Place of Death / BurialCanada, Cape Breton, Sydney
Sailing Information
Date of Arrival
: 9 Jun 1913
: Canada

: Mongolian

Placement Family
Homes / Agencys
Institution (GB)

: Middlemore
NotesPamela Baker's grand-niece reported:

"Pamela's father was Thomas Baker, born in Birmingham on 17 August 1877. He was the youngest child of Henry Baker, born in Birmingham 5 February 1822, and christened in St Philip's, Birmingham, 19 April 1824. Henry was the son of another Henry Baker, a shoe maker, and his mother was Catherine Baker, who was born abroad, circa 1778, and who died on 26 January 1850 in Birmingham. Henry Baker II had a younger brother, John, a nail-maker, while Henry Baker II was a silver smith in 1841. Henry II subsequently was a hawker, and a county court bailiff. His death certificate (he died on 12 August 1892, aged 73) described him as a "gun lock filer" (like silver smithing, a typical Birmingham trade of the time). On 23 March 1857 Henry junior, aged 35, married Elizabeth Ryan, aged 21. She had been born in Chester and was the daughter of John Ryan, a gas fitter, and Rosanna Ryan. They had a son Henry, on December 16 1867, who appears to have died, and then they had the following children who lived to appear on censuses:

John Baker, born 15 November 1858
William Baker, born circa 1861 (aged 4 months on census 7/4/1861)
Elizabeth Baker, born circa 1864
Frederick Baker, born circa 1867
Alfred Baker, born circa 1870
Ada Baker, born circa 1874

Elizabeth Baker senior died on 24 August 1908, and on her death certificate her age was given as 69.

Thomas Baker (born 1877) married Pamela Ann Harris in St John's Church, Ladywood, Birmingham, on 6 November 1898. The couple were both aged 21, and Pamela snr was the daughter of Richard Harris, a miller. She had been born in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Pamela and Thomas Baker had a son, Victor Richard Baker, on 6 March 1898.

Thomas Baker (born 1877) died 2nd November 1909, aged 32, having fallen from his ladder pursuing his living as a window cleaner. At the inquest, it was stated that there were four children and that the youngest was two. I have so far been unable to find the name of the youngest child who would have been born in about 1907.

By the 1911 census only Thomas appears to be living with his mother, Pamela Baker. Victor Baker is at Kingham School, a children's home. Subsequently, Victor joined the Royal Marines, and Thomas jnr was in the Grenadier Guards. The latter married my grandmother, Ellen Julia Beasley, in 1923, and my father was born in 1924. However, his mother, Ellen, died shortly after his birth, and my father (Thomas Baker III) was adopted."

A birth registration was found for Pamela Baker: Date: Apr-May-Jun 1904; District: Birmingham; County: Warwickshire; Volume: 6d; Page: 82. Parents: Thomas Baker and Pamela Ann Harris, married in St John's Church, Ladywood, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, on November 6, 1898.

In 1913, Pamelia Baker, 12, arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in a group of 110 Middlemore children.

On April 24, 1924, at 52 Mechanics Street, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, a marriage was registered between Pamela Baker, 21, born in England to Thomas Baker and Pamela Harris; and George Gladstone McDonald, 30, trackman, born in Great Bend, Pennsylvania, USA, to John Donald McDonald and Mary Annie Strachan.

At least 6 children were born of this marriage.

George Gladstone McDonald died on January 29, 1971, at Sydney, Cape Breton County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Pamela Baker McDonald died on September 12, 1994, at Sydney, Cape Breton County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

They are buried at Forest Haven Memorial Garden, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. 
ContributorsCreated : 2012-10-26 15:26:45 / From original database

Last Updated : 2012-10-26 17:50:34 /

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IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
8695 ADAMS, James1884ENG, LDN, London Sep 1896 : Mongolian CAN Unknown Catholic Group  
6182 ADDIS, Daisy Laura1880ENG, KEN, Thanet May 1892 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
5834 ADKINS, Edith May1907ENG, WAR, Alcester Jun 1910 : Mongolian CAN Middlemore  
14398 ALEXANDER, William1881ENG,     Jun 1895 : Mongolian CAN Unknown Catholic Group  
22829 ALFORD, Charles H1875ENG,     Sep 1892 : Mongolian CAN Barnardos  
16704 ALLIBON, Joseph1879ENG, LND, Shoreditch Jul 1892 : Mongolian CAN Barnardos  
11277 ANTHISTLE, Edward1884ENG,     Sep 1892 : Mongolian CAN Barnardos  
11278 ANTHISTLE, Ernest1884ENG,     Sep 1892 : Mongolian CAN Barnardos  
2934 ARMINGER, Eleanor Florence1886ENG, MDX, Mile End Old Town Mar 1895 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
2928 ASHBY, Annie R.1886ENG,     Mar 1895 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
15290 ASHWORTH, William John1880WAL, GLA, Swansea Jul 1892 : Mongolian CAN Barnardos  
22738 BAILEY, John1880ENG,     Jul 1892 : Mongolian CAN Barnardos  
2948 BAILEY, Mary Ann1879 Mar 1895 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
9116 BAINBRIDGE, Robert T1885ENG,     Nov 1895 : Mongolian CAN Barnardos  
17318 BAKER, Frederick1898ENG,     Jun 1910 : Mongolian CAN Middlemore  
22739 BAKER, Joseph1874ENG,     Sep 1892 : Mongolian CAN Barnardos  
17835 BAKER, Pamela1904ENG, WAR, Birmingham Jun 1913 : Mongolian CAN Middlemore  
17089 BAKER, Thomas1900ENG, WAR, Birmingham Jun 1913 : Mongolian CAN Middlemore  
6175 BALDWIN, Annie1884ENG,     May 1892 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
6188 BALDWIN, Ellen1886ENG,     May 1892 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
6235 BALL, Amelia1879ENG,     May 1892 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
6155 BARKER, Mary1887ENG,     Jun 1894 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
4362 BATE, Daisy1904ENG, STS, Woodsetton Jun 1910 : Mongolian CAN Middlemore  
8501 BAYES, Albert1880ENG,     Jun 1895 : Mongolian CAN Unknown Catholic Group  
18749 BEANE, Emily1883ENG,     Jun 1893 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
10069 BEATTY, Emmaline1879ENG, NFK, Kings Lynn Mar 1892 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
6347 BILLINGS, James David1899ENG,    , Kings Norton Jun 1913 : Mongolian CAN Middlemore  
6218 BLABER, Mary Ann1882ENG,     May 1892 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
2885 BOLTON, James1902ENG, WAR, Aston, Birmingham Jun 1913 : Mongolian CAN Middlemore  
6437 BONNER, John1898ENG,     Jun 1910 : Mongolian CAN Middlemore  
IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
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