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the BAKERs buried in Gisborne Cemeteries New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

Gisborne (Turanga-nui-a-Kiwa, "The place where 'Kiwa' - of the Takitimu waka - stood") is located at the north end of Poverty Bay. The white cliff headland of Young Nick's Head at the other end of the bay is visible from the city.
The Maori name for the cliffs is Te Kur&#299;-a-Paoa, meaning The Dog of Paoa, as this was what it was originally said to look like

Gisborne is named after an early Colonial Secretary William Gisborne - it is the first city in the world to greet the sun each day

A freezing works was built at Taruheru, Gisborne in 1889, but only 200 and 300 sheep could be handled per day. The carcases, after being allowed to cool, were taken out in barges to the roadstead and placed on board the cold store hulk Prince of Wales, where they were frozen and stored pending the arrival of a Home vessel. In 1890 a freezing chamber was erected at Taruheru. Killings soon afterwards reached 750 per day. Nine years later, notwithstanding that a rival concern had been opened, the capacity of the works had to be doubled
The freezing works provided much employment in the area

The cemeteries in and around Gisborne are:
Makaraka - Makaraka Road
- Gisborne's earliest cemetery, was purchased in 1872. This historic cemetery contains many memorials to early pioneers of the Poverty Bay district. A War Memorial (costing 155 at the time) in memory of the victims of the Poverty Bay Massacre of 1868 is to be seen here
- also known as Houhoupiko cemetery
- it is now closed and maintained as a historic site
Matahiia - Matahiia Road
Motu - Motu Road
Ormond - Ormond Valley Road
Patutahi - Cemetery Road
Rakauroa - Cemetery Road
Ruatoria - Tuparoa Road
Taruheru - Nelson Road
- Contains 12 soldiers buried from WWI and 21 from WWII
Te Araroa-Pukehou Urupa
Te Puia - Cemetery Road
Tolaga Bay - Ferneaux Street
Tokomaru Bay - Waiotu Road


The BAKERs buried in the area are:

Arthur Field Baker
- born about 1918
- was living in ?
- died aged 49
- buried 30th January 1967
- PLOT 403, BLOCK RSA at Taruheru Cemetery

Edith Emily Baker
- born 5th January 1911
- was living in Stanley Rd Gisborne
- died aged 84
- buried 12th July 1995
- PLOT 83, BLOCK 30 at Taruheru Cemetery

Edith Emily Baker (nee LEGGETT)
- born about 1872
- married Samuel Baker in 1896
- mother of William Arthur (see below)
- was living in ?
- died aged 72
- buried 22nd December 1944
- PLOT 78. BLOCK 17 at Taruheru Cemetery

Edward Harold Baker
- born 1883 to Edward & Elizabeth Harold BAKER
- some of his siblings (possibly more) were: Edith Mary, Alfred James, Frederick William, Arthur Hudson, Alexander Stanley & Leonard Francis
- married Lucy Roberts FIELD in 1907
- was living in ?
- died aged 75
- buried 16th August 1958
- PLOT 270, BLOCK 22 at Taruheru Cemetery
- uried with wife Lucy below

Ernest Baker
- born about ?
- was living at ?
- died aged ?
- buried ?
- PLOT 18, BLOCK TKB at Tokomary Bay Cemetery
- no other details available

Ethel Deason Baker (nee ROBINSON)
- born about 1885
- married Thomas Drought Baker in 1915 (below)
- was living in ?
- died aged 83
- buried 25th September 1968
- PLOT 45, BLOCK 27 at Taruheru Cemetery

Frederick George Owen Baker
- born about 1887
- was living in ?
- died aged 63
- buried 27th January 1951
- PLOT 9, BLOCK 0 at Taruheru Cemetery

Haare Victor Baker
- born 24th January 1916
- was living in ?
- died aged 60
- buried 11th February 1976
- PLOT 749, BLOCK RSA at Taruheru Cemetery

Hall Sheilagh Baker
- born about 1878
- was living in ?
- died aged 68
- buried 28th Septmeber 1946
- PLOT 76, BLOCK 14 at Taruheru Cemetery

Harold Leonard Baker
- born about 1915
- was living in ?
- died aged 39
- buried 27th January 1955
- PLOT 410, BLOCK 22 at Taruheru Cemetery

Horace Baker
- born 1878 to Lionel John BAKER & Esther BELLSHAW
- his siblings were: Lionel John, William Ebenezer, Edward Richard, Charles Frederick, Esther, Ernest William, Florence Elizabeth, Eunice, Montrose Arthur & Frederick Patrick,
- was living in ?
- married Janet Renfrew Kininmont in 1906
- died aged 83
- buried 22nd May 1961
- PLOT 174, BLOCK 27 at Taruheru Cemetery
- buried with wife Janet

Howard Charles Baker
- born about 1919
- was living in Caves Rd Gisborne
- died aged 81
- buried 30th January 2001
- PLOT 78, BLOCK TOLRS at Tolaga Bay Cemetery

Herbert/Hubert Claude Baker
- born about 1883
- married Kate HAUTAPU in 1910
- was living n ?
- died aged 45
- buried 9th February 1928
- PLOT 3, BLOCK TOL2 at Tolaga Bay

Hugh Claude Symmonds Baker
- born about 1927
- was living in Reeve Rd Rotorua
- died aged 73
- ashes buried 13th February 2001
- PLOT 3, BLOCK TOL4 at Tolaga Bay Cemetery

James Baker
- born about 1853
- was living in ?
- died aged 26
- buried 25th February 1879
- PLOT 1, BLOCK ORM/LU at Ormond Cemetery

James Baker
- born about ?
- died aged ?
- buried 25th February 1879
- PLOT 1, BLOCK MKOLD/PLU at Makaraka Cemetery
- (see the James Baker above??)

Janet Renfrew Baker (nee KININMONT)
- born 1882 to Andrew & Helen KININMONT
- her siblings were Helen Potter, John & Herbert
- married Horace Baker in 1906
- she was living in ?
- died aged 88
- buried 22nd September 1970
- PLOT 174, BLOCK 27 at Taruheru Cemetery
- buried with husband Horace

Jason Samuel Baker
- was born about ?
- was living in Haisman Rd Gisborne
- buried 5th January 2004
- PLOT 138, BLOCK 36 at Taruheru Cemetery

John Lionel Baker
- born 21st September 1906
- married Waioriwa PERE in 1929
- was living in ?
- he was a Dairy Farmer
- served in WWII Corporal #65489, 28th Maori Battalion
- died aged 66
- buried 13th August 1973
- PLOT 684, BLOCK RSA at Taruheru Cemetery

Kata Te Rangi Baker
- born about 1932
- was living in Rangitukia Rd Gisborne
- died aged 62
- buried 21st November 1994
- PLOT 138, BLOCK 36 at Taruheru Cemetery

Lucy Roberts Baker (nee FIELD)
- born 1883 to Henry FIELD & Agnes ROBERTS
- married Edward Harold Baker (above) in 1907
- was living in ?
- died aged 69
- buried 13th February 1953
- PLOT 271, BLOCK 22 at Taruheru Cemetery
- buried with husband Edward above

Maureen Ryland Baker
- born about 1920
- was living in ?
- died aged 76
- buried 9th January 1969
- PLOT 237, BLOCK TP14 at Te Puia Cemetery
- buried with Thomas Richard Baker

Mona Aroha Baker
- born still
- Cook St, Tolaga Bay Gisborne
- buried 15th January 2000
- PLOT 27, BLOCK 35 at Taruhery Cemetery

Moya Baker
- born 27th July 1916
- was living in Melrose Park Gisborne
- died aged 87
- buried 18th October 2003
- PLOT 410, BLOCK 22 at Taruheru Cemetery

Nancy Baker
- was born about 1950
- was living in Sydney Australia
- died aged 55
- buried 7th January 2006
- PLOT 39, BLOCK 35 at Taruheru Cemetery

Percy Te Hira Baker
- born about 1930
- was living in Donna St, Kaiti, Gisborne
- died aged 76
- buried 10th June 2006
- PLOT 375, BLOCK 39 at Taruheru Cemetery

Samuel Baker
- born about 1854
- was living in ?
- died aged 65
- buried 8th November 1919
- PLOT 298, BLOCK OLD/1 at Taruheru Cemetery

Tawhairiri Paratene Baker
- born 16th September 1916
- was living in Clarence St Gisborne
- buried 8th August 1994
- PLOT 27, BLOCK 35 at Taruheru Cemetery

Te Hoani Matekairoa Baker
- born about ?
- was living at Townley St, Gisborne
- buried 12th January 2002
- PLOT 24, BLOCK RSA32 at Taruheru Cemetery

Te Ratu Benjamin Baker
- born about 1944
- was living in Wharerata Rd, Gisborne
- died age 62
- buried 14th March 2006
- PLOT 40, BLOCK 35 at Taruheru Cemetery

Terence Anthony Baker
- born about 1963
- was living at Union St, Opotiki
- died aged 42
- buried 4th March 2009
- PLOT 39, BLOCK 41 at Taruheru Cemetery

Thomas Drought Baker
- born 1884 to Henry Williams BAKER & Isabella Maria DROUGHT
- his siblings were Eveline Mary Bayly, Isabella Maria & Charlotte Elizabeth
- was living in ?
- married Ethel Deason Robinson in 1915 (above)
- died aged 75
- buried 23rd April 1960
- PLOT 45, BLOCK 27 at Taruheru Cemetery

Thomas Richard Baker
- born about 1886
- was living in ?
- died aged 77
- buried 16th February 1983
- PLOT 238, BLOCK TP14 at Te Puia Cemetery
- buried with Mauren Ryland Baker

Unnamed baby Baker
- born still March 1957
- child of Howard Charles & Wharepouru Baker
- buried 7th March 1957
- PLOT 0, BLOCK SG at Taruheru Cemetery .. OR ..
- PLOT 634, BLOCK O/SIDE at Taruheru

Unnamed baby Baker
- born about 1969/1970
- died an infant
- buried 19th January 1970
- PLOT 0 - BLOCK SG at Taruheru Cemetery

William Arthur Baker
- born 17th April 1907
- his parents were Samuel BAKER & Edith Emily LEGGETT
- his siblings were Charles Alfred, Florence Amy & Samuel Robert
- was living at ?
- died aged 66
- buried 19th February 1974
- PLOT 43, BLOCK 30 at Taruheru Cemetery

William Earle Baker
- born about ?
- was living in Downing Ave, Napier
- buried 23rd May 1997
- PLOT 38, BLOCK 35 at Taruheru Cemetery

W. M. Baker
- born about 1885
- was living in ?
- died aged 36
- buried 18th June 1921
- PLOT 42, BLOCK P at Taruheru Cemetery

Surnames: BAKER BELLSHAW DROUGHT FIELD KININMONT LEGGETT PERE ROBERTS
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