Talk:Thomas Baker (artist)

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Material on this page was originally contained in the Thomas Baker (antiquarian) article. -- BD2412 talk 19:21, July 15, 2005 (UTC)

Origin of page[edit]

CJP/ My Grandmother Annie Edith Baker stated her Grandfather was Thomas Baker the artist. Annie appears on the 1891 Census Piece RG12/2380 for Birmingham. Her father is listed as Thomas Baker Photographer. Note the census does not show this as Baker-Smith. Whether the name indicates legitimacy or pride I do not know. Thomas (Jr) had 6 daughters and one son who died in the war of 1914 childless.

Annie married William Priest a photographer's assistant per the 1891 census RG12/2401. He became an engineer for Birmingham city.

Perhaps a co-incidence but William Priest had daughters from a previous marriage and one of them married a Smith.

I placed the first Tomas Baker(Artist) page on Wikipedia a few years ago before the disambiguation removed the history. That note had links to art gallery sites showing his work. I also noted the date of death varies between sources as 1869 or 1964, /CJP 02:50, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Census Records[edit]

Found the 1861 census on the baker-smith household. Looks like Thomas wasn't home that night.

Warwickshire Ancestors Project — 1861
UNCHECKED Transcript of Piece RG9/2220
45,68 Springfield St,1,
Elizabeth Smith,Head,W,,44,,Warwick Warwickshire,,
,,,Edmund Smith,Son,U,18,,Artist,Cubbington Warwickshire,,
,,,Emma Smith,Dau,U,,14,,Leamington Warwickshire,,
,,,Harry Smith,Son,,12,,Scholar,Leamington Warwickshire,,
,,,Allice Maria Smith,Dau,,,9,Scholar,Leamington Warwickshire,,
,,,Thomas Wm Smith,Son,,5,,Scholar,Leamington Warwickshire,,

Burial site[edit]

Although known to be buried at the church graveyard. I visited the church and could find neither Thomas Baker nor the other artist he was buried near. The pastor said the other artist was buried close to the church. Does anyone know where the stone is?