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Bryan Baker and
Virginia (Proctor) Baker and
Melba (Wilde) (Ackroyd) Baker

Wagon Trails and Ditches - Welling
pages 153 - 154

Bryan was born 20 Feb 1915 at Bicknell, Utah and came to Canada at age four with his parents to Glenwood. In 1919 the Baker family moved to Welling where his father, Philip had purchased land on Section 2 T7 R21. He attended the Community School near the farm and went to Raymond to High School and to the Raymond Agriculture College.

Bryan and his brother Roscoe managed the family farm through the '30's. In 1945 Roscoe and his family moved to British Columbia so his brother, Ken, farmed with him from 1949 until 1956. In 1958, Bryan bought the family farm from the estate and expanded his operation by getting into the cattle feeding business. He also bought more land around the area of Raymond. His operation grew and by 1967 it was incorporated into the Baker Land and Cattle Co. Ltd. In 1961 Bryan began to expand again into several enterprises in Lethbridge.

Bryan married Virginia Proctor of Stirling. Bryan and Virginia lived in Raymond from 1942 to 1948 then to Lethbridge for two years before settling out on the farm in 1950.

Virginia passed away in 1977. Bryan remarried Melba Wilde Ackroyd in 1978.

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