BAKER HAWKE

Thomas Baker m. 13 April 1880 Martha Hawke d/o Charles Hawk & Ann Callaway in Listowel. The marriage register shows that Thomas was 25 years old, born in England (where?), a bachelor, s/o Thomas John and Mary Ann Baker, and his religion was Episcopalian. Thomas & Martha had 6 children; Mabel, Thomas Henry (Harry), Walter (my father), Alice, Albert (Bert), and Jennie. On each child’s birth record Thomas’ occupation is listed as a painter but what kind? In both the Listowel Banner and Listowel Standard newspapers of 1890 mention is made of deaths from LaGrippe. Mention is made that Thomas Baker, 39, died on January 23rd in the east part of Listowel leaving a wife and 6 children, the youngest only eleven days old. The Stratford paper in their Man on the Street column talked about more LaGrippe illness and that today they buried Thomas Baker. But where was he buried? Thanks for any help

Henry L. Baker, 1499 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 105, Kingston ON K7M 9H9 Telephone: 613-634-3611 (Nov'10)