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 Charlotte <I>Chambers</I> Baker

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Charlotte Chambers Baker

  • Birth 28 Jul 1872
  • Death 16 Jul 1908
  • Burial Chadwell St Mary, Thurrock Unitary Authority, Essex, England
  • Memorial ID 24421170

Charlotte Baker (maiden name Chambers)
Born 28 Jul 1872, 3 Lofthouse Street, Bradford, Yorkshire.
Died 16 Jul 1908, London, England
Charlotte was the daughter of Charles Chambers, (born 1843, Lenham, Kent) and Sophia Bottle Chambers (born 1843, Charing, Kent).
Charlotte's siblings were Annie,born in Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, 13th December 1876, Jane, christened 1875, Bradford, Yorkshire, Walter John, christened 3 March 1880 Bradford, Yorkshire, Bertram, christened 1884 Harrietsham, Kent, and Sarah, christened 1886 Tilbury, Essex.
In 1871, Charlotte's parents were at 27 Lofthouse Street, Bradford, Yorkshire. Her father was a carter
In 1881, Charlotte's parents were living at 87 Fitzwilliam Place, Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire. Her father was 37, a general labourer, unemployed.
The family moved to the Tilbury area where the building of new docks provided work.
Charlotte married 25 December 1890 Charles Baker of Tunbridge Wells. Charles was born about 1864 although no birth record has been found.
Charlotte and Charles were married at Chadwell St. Mary, Tilbury, Essex. Charles had moved to Tilbury in the mid 1880's and boarded with the Chambers family
In 1891, Charles and Charlotte are living at 101 Toronto Road, Chadwell St. Mary, apparently with her parents Charles Chambers, Sophia Chambers, and siblings Walter, Bertram, and Sarah.
In 1901, Charles and Charlotte are listed in the census (name is mis-spelled as Bakes) at 24 Quebec Road, Chadwell St. Mary with children Percy, Charles, Daisy and Walter. Charles is listed as a dock labourer, age 36.
The couple had seven children all born in Tilbury:
Percy Edward who was born 27th March 1891. He was Killed in Action at Cambrai in France in the Great War-see his entry on this site. No. 12589474.
Daisy Annie Rose born 23rd October 1896
Charles born 30th March 1897
Walter was born 5th March 1899 at 24 Quebec Road in what was then in Chadwell St. Mary, but is now Tilbury. Interestingly, he was to have that Canadian connection later in his young life because he was shipped off to Canada to start a new life as one of the Dr. Barnardo's Home Children. He was joined by his brothers Charles and John, and he and Charles would be sent to France with the Canadian Forces. They survived the Great War.
Charlotte born 9 September 1901
John Henry, born 15 August 1903
Sarah Rose born 14th November 1905
Charles Baker died 3 Apr 1907, age 43, at 100 The Dwellings, Chadwell St. Mary. He was listed as a caretaker.
Charlotte Baker died 16 July 1908, age 36, in a London hospital, Whitechapel, of diabetes melitus and exhaustion.
Charles and Charlotte are buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Chadwell St. Mary, in unmarked graves. Charlotte was interred 21 July, 1908, age 36, burial entry 919.

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  • Maintained by: Barbara Ferdinand
  • Originally Created by: geoffrey gillon
  • Added: 5 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24421170
  • Barbara Ferdinand
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charlotte Chambers Baker (28 Jul 1872–16 Jul 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24421170, citing St Mary Churchyard, Chadwell St Mary, Thurrock Unitary Authority, Essex, England ; Maintained by Barbara Ferdinand (contributor 46944036) .