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  • ID: I23464
  • Name: Isabelle MUNCE
  • Given Name: Isabelle
  • Surname: MUNCE
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 16 Jul 1826 in County Down, Ireland
  • Death: 25 Mar 1912 in Glencoe, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial: 27 Mar 1912 Oakland Cemetery, Glencoe, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
  • Change Date: 21 Mar 2016 at 22:27
  • Note:
    Obituary, The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 2, 1912 -
    Funeral of Mrs. Baker
    Was in Eighty-Seventh Year and Leaves Nearly a Hundred Descendants
    The funeral of the late Isabel Baker relict of the late B.B. Baker, took place Wednesday, March 27th to Oakland cemetery from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Hollingshead. The great esteem in which the venerable lady was held was shown by the number attending the funeral from far and near.
    The deceased, who was in her 87th year, was born in Rutherglen, Scotland, and emigrated to this county in 1852. She was the eldest of a family of fourteen, of whom only one sister survives, who still resides in Scotland. Mrs. Baker was twice married, both husbands meeting violent deaths. Her first husband was killed in Caledonia, Haldimand County, while building one of the first railroads in Western Ontario. After a number of years she married Benjamin Booth Baker who predeceased her by some fifteen years, being drowned in the performance of his duty as lighthouse-keeper on Clapperton Island, Georgian Bay. His boat washed ashore, but the body was never found. After his death she resided with her daughter, where she died. A son is still in command of the lighthouse.
    Mrs. Baker retained much of her youth and vigor up to a few months of her death. She was a staunch Presbyterian and a valued member of the church here.
    The deceased had a family of 12 children, of whom seven are now living, as follows: Mrs. Henry Hollingshead, of Glencoe; Mrs. James Cain and Mrs. Cracknell, Sault Ste. Marie; Mrs. Jos. Wismer, Manitoulin Island; Thomas, Sault Ste. Marie; William, of Dutton; Henry, Manitoulin Island. There are almost one hundred grandchildren and great-grandchildren, of whom there are now living 43 of the third generation and 35 of the fourth.
    The pall-bearers were four grandsons and two great-grandsons of the deceased: Harry Hollingshead, Dutton; Harold Wismer, London; Robert Hollingshead, Winnipeg; Robert Porter, St. Thomas; Howard Vair, St. Thomas, and Norman McLachlan, Glencoe. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Geo. Weir, of the Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Muxworthy, of the Methodist church.
    Those present from out of town were: Henry Baker of Clapperton Island; Mr. and Mrs. James Cain, Sault Ste. Marie; Mrs. Joseph Wismer, Manitoulin Island; Harold and Elfa Wismer, Mrs. Henry, London ; Wm. Porter, Wm. and Harry Hollingshead, Dutton; Mrs. Wm. Eaton and son John, Dutton; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vair and son Howard, Mr. Geo. Armstrong and daughter, Robert Porter, St. Thomas. The floral tributes showed the esteem in which the deceased was held by a host of friends.

    Marriage 1 Robert PORTER b: 1835
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 1 Jul 2009
    1. Has No Children Mary PORTER b: Abt 1865
    2. Has Children Robert PORTER b: 14 Jun 1850 in Selle R., Scotland
    3. Has Children Thomas PORTER b: 28 Oct 1853 in Ontario, Canada

    Marriage 2 Benjamin Booth BAKER b: Abt 1820
    • Married: 1888
    • Change Date: 21 Mar 2016
    1. Has Children Hannah BAKER b: 8 May 1858 in Caledonia, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada
    2. Has Children Henry Frederick BAKER b: 1864 in Caledonia, Scotland
    3. Has Children Jessie BAKER b: 11 Jun 1861
    4. Has Children Elizabeth M. BAKER b: 18 Jul 1865 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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