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Biography

Alfred Baker was born 7 September 1836 in Mountfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom to Thomas Baker (1818-) and Charlotte Sweetman (1820-1839) and died 13 July 1919 Swan Street, Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia of bronchitis, influenza. He married Sarah Penitent Gill (1839-1915) 1 April 1856 in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.

He arrived in New South Wales on 17 March 1839 on the Prince Regent.

Children



Offspring of Alfred Baker and Sarah Penitent Gill (1839-1915)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eliza Alice Baker (1857-1916)
Amelia Louisa Baker (1858-1938)
William Thomas Baker (1860-1930) 27 May 1860 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 4 October 1930 Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia Sarah Ann Jane Wright (1860-1922)
Alfred Augustine Baker (1862-1892)
Violet Agnes Baker (1864-1933)
Ernestine Maud Baker (1866-1910)
Sarah Jane Baker (1868-1936)
Amy Annie Creed Baker (1871-1955)
(unnamed) Baker (1876-1876)
Charlotte Ethel Baker (1879-1939)










Obituary

Death of Mr. Alfred Baker

Mr. Alfred Baker, 82, a resident of the Hunter River District for 80 years, died at nine o'clock on Sunday morning, at his residence, Swan-street, Morpeth, after an illness of about a fortnight. Death was due to bronchitis, followed by influenza. Born in Sussex, England, the late Mr. Baker came to Australia when about two or three years old, and settled on the Hunter River with his relatives. When a lad of 14 he was bound to a farmer, and when the Victorian gold rushes were in progress was offered inducement to proceed to them. But in the early days a bond was a bond, and he refused, being still in his time. He carried on farming pursuits at Bolwarra and Phoenix Park. Thirty-two years ago he gave up farming and, entered his late business—fruit and confectionery—at Morpeth, where he has resided ever since. In 1856 he married Sarah Gill of the Paterson River, and she predeceased him about four years ago. The late Mr. Baker, who was a lover of books, had the misfortune to lose the sight of his eyes recently and this loss caused him much worry. Of his family of nine, six children are living—Mr. William Baker (Wallsend), Mrs. J. Wright (Sydney), Miss A. Baker (Morpeth), Mrs. T. Lyon (Newcastle), Mrs. H. Lightfoot (Bolwarra), and Mrs. Williams (Kurri). The three deceased members of the family were Alfred Baker, Alice Excell (Sydney), and Maud Sampson (West Maitland). There are 44 grand-children and 62 great-grandchildren. The funeral took place today, the interment being in the Morpeth Methodist cemetery. The Rev. Williams officiated at the home and at the grave side.

The Maitland Daily Mercury, 15 July 1919, page 4





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