Ross William Bailey

M, b. 30 January 1923, d. 30 December 1995
FatherWilliam Henry Bailey b. 6 Jul 1879, d. 21 Jun 1926
MotherEmma Adeline Shier b. 21 Apr 1886, d. 1947
Relationships5th great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Shier Jr. (1775 - 1845) and Anne Sparling
Last Edited15 May 2014
Birth*Ross William Bailey was born on 30 January 1923. 
He was the son of William Henry Bailey and Emma Adeline Shier
Death*Ross William Bailey died on 30 December 1995 in Lindsay, Victoria County, Ontario, Canada, at age 72. 

Victor Shier Bailey

M, b. 9 July 1913, d. 1970
FatherWilliam Henry Bailey b. 6 Jul 1879, d. 21 Jun 1926
MotherEmma Adeline Shier b. 21 Apr 1886, d. 1947
Relationships5th great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Shier Jr. (1775 - 1845) and Anne Sparling
Last Edited18 Aug 2015
Birth*Victor Shier Bailey was born on 9 July 1913 in Fenlon Twp., Victoria County, Ontario, Canada
He was the son of William Henry Bailey and Emma Adeline Shier
Death*Victor Shier Bailey died in 1970. 

William Henry Bailey

M, b. 6 July 1879, d. 21 June 1926
FatherHugh Bailey b. 1853, d. 1904
MotherMary Louisa Stacey b. 1854, d. 1921
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Shier Jr. (1775 - 1845) and Anne Sparling
Last Edited18 Aug 2015
Birth*William Henry Bailey was born on 6 July 1879 in Cambray, Victoria County, Ontario, Canada
He was the son of Hugh Bailey and Mary Louisa Stacey
Marriage*William Henry Bailey married Emma Adeline Shier, daughter of Thomas Shier and Margery Campbell, on 25 January 1911 in Victoria County, Ontario, Canada
Death*William Henry Bailey died on 21 June 1926 in Cambray, Victoria County, Ontario, Canada, at age 46. 

Family

Emma Adeline Shier b. 21 April 1886, d. 1947
Children

Alice Edna Bain

F, b. 24 October 1902, d. 1977
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Descendants of John Shier II (1792 - 1874) and Catherine Piper
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited25 Jul 2015
Birth*Alice Edna Bain was born on 24 October 1902 in York County, Ontario, Canada
Marriage*She married Lorne Ellsworth Shier, son of George Sparling Shier and Mary Ann Rynard, on 26 March 1924. 
Married Name As of 26 March 1924,her married name was Shier. 
Death*Alice Edna Bain died in 1977. 
Burial*She was buried in Bethesda Cemetery, Scott Twp., Leaskdale, Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Lorne Ellsworth Shier b. 27 June 1902, d. 10 August 1967
Children

Robert Bain

M, b. 14 February 1890
ChartsDescendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited23 Mar 2014
Marriage*Robert Bain married Minnie RUBY E. Switzer, daughter of Edward Fletcher Switzer and Elizabeth Easterbrook
Birth*Robert Bain was born on 14 February 1890 in Perth County, Ontario, Canada

Family

Minnie RUBY E. Switzer b. 22 September 1889

Ross James Bain

M, b. 1 May 1895, d. 1976
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Descendants of John Shier II (1792 - 1874) and Catherine Piper
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited29 Aug 2017
Birth*Ross James Bain was born on 1 May 1895 in Canada
Marriage*He married Mabel Catherine Shier, daughter of George Sparling Shier and Mary Ann Rynard, on 13 February 1924 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.
Death*Ross James Bain died in 1976. 
Burial*He was buried in Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough, York County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Mabel Catherine Shier b. 15 June 1900, d. 30 November 1984

Elizabeth Baird

F, b. 1844, d. 1930
Last Edited29 Jul 2016
Birth*Elizabeth Baird was born in 1844. 
Married Name As of 1866,her married name was Mooney. 
Marriage*She married Robert Mooney, son of Francis Mooney and Elizabeth Phair, in 1866. 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Baird appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of Robert Mooney in Uxbridge, Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Elizabeth Baird died in 1930. 
Burial*She was buried in St. James West Brock Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Robert Mooney b. 1838, d. 14 January 1882
Children

Muriel (Grace) Baird

F, d. 2001
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Shier Jr. (1775 - 1845) and Anne Sparling
Last Edited3 Jun 2014
Marriage*Muriel (Grace) Baird married Adam Henry (Harry) Shier, son of Charles Gordon Shier and Bessie Louise Burgess, on 4 July 1941. 
Married Name As of 4 July 1941,her married name was Shier. 
Death*Muriel (Grace) Baird died in 2001. 

Family

Adam Henry (Harry) Shier b. 1 January 1918, d. 27 April 2002
Child

Alice Baker

F, b. 1915
FatherRaymond Baker
MotherMabel Willet
ChartsDescendants of Samuel Shier (1796 - 1878) and Ann Smith
Last Edited14 Oct 2017
Birth*Alice Baker was born in 1915 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
She was the daughter of Raymond Baker and Mabel Willet
Married Name As of 31 August 1933,her married name was McGahey. 
Marriage*Alice Baker married Charles McGahey, son of Neil McGahey and Lucinda Johnson, on 31 August 1933 in Chippewa County, Michigan, United States.

Family

Charles McGahey b. 12 November 1907, d. 20 August 1988

Annie Hildrethe Baker

F, b. 1920, d. 1923
FatherArthur William Baker b. 9 Jan 1887, d. 15 Jan 1958
MotherAnnie Evelyn St. John b. 28 Jul 1892, d. 13 May 1992
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Shier Jr. (1775 - 1845) and Anne Sparling
Last Edited26 Feb 2017
Birth*Annie Hildrethe Baker was born in 1920. 
She was the daughter of Arthur William Baker and Annie Evelyn St. John
Death*Annie Hildrethe Baker died in 1923. 

Arthur William Baker

M, b. 9 January 1887, d. 15 January 1958
FatherJulius Josiah Baker
MotherSarah Bertha McKnight
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Shier Jr. (1775 - 1845) and Anne Sparling
Last Edited26 Feb 2017
Birth*Arthur William Baker was born on 9 January 1887 in Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.
He was the son of Julius Josiah Baker and Sarah Bertha McKnight
Marriage*Arthur William Baker married Annie Evelyn St. John, daughter of James Henry St. John and Margaret Jane Gregg, on 13 December 1911 in Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.
Death*Arthur William Baker died on 15 January 1958 at age 71. 

Family

Annie Evelyn St. John b. 28 July 1892, d. 13 May 1992
Children

Ellison George Baker

M, b. 25 July 1910, d. 29 November 1995
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Shier Jr. (1775 - 1845) and Anne Sparling
Last Edited9 Aug 2017
Birth*Ellison George Baker was born on 25 July 1910. 
Marriage*He married Marjorie Ellen Shier, daughter of William WESLEY Shier and Annie May Cuddie, on 17 August 1935. 
Address* Ellison George Baker lived at Willowdale, York County, Ontario, Canada
Death*He died on 29 November 1995 at age 85. 

Family

Marjorie Ellen Shier b. 19 January 1910, d. 11 October 2003

Elva Elizabeth Baker

F, b. 11 July 1927, d. 23 October 2013
ChartsDescendants of John Shier I (1798 - 1870)
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited3 Jul 2014
Birth*Elva Elizabeth Baker was born on 11 July 1927. 
Married NameHer married name was Shier. 
Marriage*She married Walter Montgomery Shier, son of Milo Montgomery Shier and Margaret Pauline Meade, on 21 November 1952 in Ladd Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Death*Elva Elizabeth Baker died on 23 October 2013 at age 86. 

Family

Walter Montgomery Shier b. 18 April 1928, d. 22 January 1995

Gerald Baker

M, b. 9 December 1932, d. 1992
MotherMadeline Elizabeth Doupe b. 10 Jan 1907, d. 4 Feb 1992
Relationships6th great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
4th cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
7th cousin of Keith Reginald Shier
Last Edited5 Nov 2015
Birth*Gerald Baker was born on 9 December 1932. 
He was the son of Madeline Elizabeth Doupe
Death*Gerald Baker died in 1992. 

Joseph Wilfrid Baker

M, b. 1913
FatherPaul Baker
MotherClara Young
ChartsDescendents of Martin Shier (1770 - ?)
Last Edited8 Sep 2017
Name Variation Joseph Wilfrid Baker was also known as Wilfred Baker. 
Birth*He was born in 1913. 
He was the son of Paul Baker and Clara Young
Marriage*Joseph Wilfrid Baker married Tressa Eileen Atkins, daughter of William Atkins and Caroline Jane (Carrie) Shier, on 10 April 1935 in Tweed, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Tressa Eileen Atkins b. 20 July 1913

Julius Josiah Baker

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Last Edited18 Feb 2017

Family

Sarah Bertha McKnight
Child

Laura Minetta Baker

F, b. 15 August 1896, d. 20 December 1977
FatherWesley Edward Baker
MotherEliza Letitia Brethour
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Shier Jr. (1775 - 1845) and Anne Sparling
Last Edited26 Feb 2017
Birth*Laura Minetta Baker was born on 15 August 1896 in Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.
She was the daughter of Wesley Edward Baker and Eliza Letitia Brethour
Married Name As of 22 May 1918,her married name was St. John. 
Marriage*Laura Minetta Baker married Joseph Harold St. John, son of James Henry St. John and Margaret Jane Gregg, on 22 May 1918 in At the residence of the bride inBrock Twp, Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.
Death*Laura Minetta Baker died on 20 December 1977 at age 81. 
Burial*She was buried in St. John Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Joseph Harold St. John b. 9 February 1889, d. 8 March 1982
Children

Margaret Bertha Baker

F, b. 1914
FatherArthur William Baker b. 9 Jan 1887, d. 15 Jan 1958
MotherAnnie Evelyn St. John b. 28 Jul 1892, d. 13 May 1992
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Shier Jr. (1775 - 1845) and Anne Sparling
Last Edited26 Feb 2017
Birth*Margaret Bertha Baker was born in 1914. 
She was the daughter of Arthur William Baker and Annie Evelyn St. John
Married Name As of 1940,her married name was Woodward. 
Marriage*Margaret Bertha Baker married Norris Woodward in 1940. 

Family

Norris Woodward b. 1916

Mary Eleanor Baker

F, b. 1917
FatherArthur William Baker b. 9 Jan 1887, d. 15 Jan 1958
MotherAnnie Evelyn St. John b. 28 Jul 1892, d. 13 May 1992
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Shier Jr. (1775 - 1845) and Anne Sparling
Last Edited26 Feb 2017
Birth*Mary Eleanor Baker was born in 1917. 
She was the daughter of Arthur William Baker and Annie Evelyn St. John
Married Name As of 1937,her married name was Rennie. 

Mary Jane Baker

F
Last Edited16 Nov 2015

Family

William Mitchell
Child

Oscar Wreford Baker

M, b. 1903, d. 1975
Last Edited24 Feb 2016
Birth*Oscar Wreford Baker was born in 1903. 
Marriage*He married Georgina Benelva McIlmurray, daughter of George McIlmurray and Dinah Shields, on 2 September 1925. 
Death*Oscar Wreford Baker died in 1975. 
Burial*He was buried in St. John Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.
Photo: leftheris

Family

Georgina Benelva McIlmurray b. 1907, d. 2000

Paul Baker

M
Last Edited8 Sep 2017

Family

Clara Young
Child

Phie Baker

F
Last Edited11 Oct 2017

Family

Child

Raymond Baker

M
Last Edited14 Oct 2017

Family

Mabel Willet
Child

Wesley Edward Baker

M
Last Edited18 Feb 2017

Family

Eliza Letitia Brethour
Child

Benjamin Bakewell

M, b. February 1790
FatherJoseph Bakewell b. 1757, d. 19 Jan 1804
MotherMargaret Robson b. 1768, d. 19 Mar 1819
Relationships2nd great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
3rd cousin 4 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
3rd cousin 4 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendents of Henry Shier (1701 - ? )
Last Edited8 Mar 2015
Marriage*Benjamin Bakewell married Anne Unknown
Birth*Benjamin Bakewell was born in February 1790 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
He was the son of Joseph Bakewell and Margaret Robson

Family

Anne Unknown

George Bakewell

M, b. 16 December 1792, d. before 20 March 1819
FatherJoseph Bakewell b. 1757, d. 19 Jan 1804
MotherMargaret Robson b. 1768, d. 19 Mar 1819
Relationships2nd great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
3rd cousin 4 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
3rd cousin 4 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendents of Henry Shier (1701 - ? )
Last Edited8 Mar 2015
Birth*George Bakewell was born on 16 December 1792 in New York City, New York, United States
He was the son of Joseph Bakewell and Margaret Robson
Death*George Bakewell died before 20 March 1819. 

Joseph Bakewell

M, b. 1757, d. 19 January 1804
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendents of Henry Shier (1701 - ? )
Last Edited8 Mar 2015
Birth*Joseph Bakewell was born in 1757. 
Marriage*He married Margaret Robson, daughter of Benjamin Robson and Mary Shier
Death*Joseph Bakewell died on 19 January 1804 in Manhattan, New York, United States

Family

Margaret Robson b. 1768, d. 19 March 1819
Children

Mary Eleanor Bakewell

F, b. 1785
FatherJoseph Bakewell b. 1757, d. 19 Jan 1804
MotherMargaret Robson b. 1768, d. 19 Mar 1819
Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
3rd cousin 4 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
3rd cousin 4 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendents of Henry Shier (1701 - ? )
Last Edited8 Mar 2015
Birth*Mary Eleanor Bakewell was born in 1785; Birth was between 1785 and 1790. 
She was the daughter of Joseph Bakewell and Margaret Robson

William Bakewell

M, b. 1787
FatherJoseph Bakewell b. 1757, d. 19 Jan 1804
MotherMargaret Robson b. 1768, d. 19 Mar 1819
Relationships2nd great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
3rd cousin 4 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
3rd cousin 4 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendents of Henry Shier (1701 - ? )
Last Edited8 Mar 2015
Birth*William Bakewell was born in 1787; Birth was between 1784 and 1790. 
He was the son of Joseph Bakewell and Margaret Robson
Marriage*William Bakewell married Eliza Unknown

Family

Eliza Unknown

Ida Jane Baldrow1

F, b. 5 September 1875
Last Edited16 May 2018
Birth*Ida Jane Baldrow was born on 5 September 1875 in Ontario, Canada
Married NameHer married name was Switzer. 
Marriage*She married William Edwin Switzer, son of William Henry Switzer and Arabella Margaret Teskey
(Witness) CensusIda Jane Baldrow appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William Edwin Switzer in Marquette District, Manitoba, Canada

Family

William Edwin Switzer b. 29 June 1865, d. 7 July 1908
Children

Citations

  1. [S90] Unknown title, online \, Marriage of WIlliam Edwin Switzer and Ida Jane Baldrow.

Augustus Warren Baldwin

M, b. 1 October 1776, d. 5 January 1866
FatherRobert Baldwin b. 1741, d. 1816
MotherBarbara Spread
Relationship2nd cousin 5 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited4 Jul 2012
Birth*Augustus Warren Baldwin was born on 1 October 1776 in Lisnagat, Cork, Ireland
He was the son of Robert Baldwin and Barbara Spread
Fact 1*Augustus Warren Baldwin (October 1, 1776 – January 5, 1866) was a naval officer and political figure in Upper Canada.was born near Lisnagat in County Cork, Ireland in 1776 and joined the merchant navy in 1792, eventually being given command of his own ship. He retired to Upper Canada near York (Toronto) in 1817. He named his estate Russell Hill after his family's farm in Ireland. In 1822, he became a magistrate of the Home District. In 1832, he was appointed to the Legislative Council for the province. When the Executive Council resigned to protest actions taken by Lieutenant Governor Sir Francis Bond Head, Baldwin accepted an appointment as a new member of the council. In 1841, he was re-appointed to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada, but he resigned some time later. He was a director of the Bank of Upper Canada and the British America Assurance Company. Although retired from the navy, he was promoted to admiral in 1862.his brother William Warren Baldwin and his nephew Robert Baldwin, Augustus was conservative in his politics.died on his estate near Toronto in 1866. 
Death*Augustus Warren Baldwin died on 5 January 1866 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, at age 89. 

Augustus William Baldwin

M
FatherWilliam Warren Baldwin b. 25 Apr 1775, d. 8 Jan 1844
Relationship3rd cousin 4 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited18 Jan 2018
Augustus William Baldwin was the son of William Warren Baldwin

Baby Girl Baldwin

F, b. 23 July 1880
FatherRobert Baldwin b. 1834, d. 1885
MotherElizabeth Mary Walker b. 18 Sep 1843, d. 1903
Relationship5th cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited7 Nov 2013
Birth*Baby Girl Baldwin was born on 23 July 1880 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada
She was the daughter of Robert Baldwin and Elizabeth Mary Walker

Elizabeth Baldwin

F, b. 1915
FatherFrederik Walker (Casey) Baldwin b. 2 Jan 1882, d. 7 Aug 1948
Relationship6th cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited29 Jan 2016
Birth*Elizabeth Baldwin was born in 1915 in Ontario, Canada
She was the daughter of Frederik Walker (Casey) Baldwin
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Baldwin appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Frederik Walker (Casey) Baldwin in Beina Bhreagh, Cape Breton North and Victoria, Nova Scotia, Canada

Elizabeth Mary Baldwin

F, b. 24 May 1878
FatherRobert Baldwin b. 1834, d. 1885
MotherElizabeth Mary Walker b. 18 Sep 1843, d. 1903
Relationship5th cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited7 Nov 2013
Birth*Elizabeth Mary Baldwin was born on 24 May 1878. 
She was the daughter of Robert Baldwin and Elizabeth Mary Walker
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Mary Baldwin appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Elizabeth Mary Walker in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada

Frederik Walker (Casey) Baldwin

M, b. 2 January 1882, d. 7 August 1948
Frederick Walker (Casey) Baldwin (1882 - 19480
FatherRobert Baldwin b. 1834, d. 1885
MotherElizabeth Mary Walker b. 18 Sep 1843, d. 1903
Relationship5th cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited28 Feb 2018
Name Variation Frederik Walker (Casey) Baldwin was also known as Casey Baldwin. 
Birth*He was born on 2 January 1882 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada
He was the son of Robert Baldwin and Elizabeth Mary Walker
(Witness) CensusFrederik Walker (Casey) Baldwin appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Elizabeth Mary Walker in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada
Fact 3*Frederick Walker (Casey) Baldwin graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering. 
Fact 1*Became the first Canadian and person in the British Empire to fly an airplane. The flight took place at Lake Keuka, New York State. Subsequently his good friend, Douglas McCurdy, became the first person to fly a plane in Canada. 
Occupation*Frederik Walker (Casey) Baldwin was an engineer. in 1920. 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1921 in Beina Bhreagh, Cape Breton North and Victoria, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fact 1He represented Victoria Riding in the Nova Scotia legislature from 1933 - 1937. 
Death*He died on 7 August 1948 in Beina Bhreagh, Nova Scotia, Canada, at age 66. 
Fact 1Upon creation of the Canadian Aviation Hall of fame, Frederik Walker (casey) Baldwin was posthumously inducted into it. 
Fact 1From the Pembroke Daily Observer, Nov. 8, 2008

HALIFAX -On a crisp winter day 100 years ago, a team of aspiring aeronautical pioneers rolled an unusual contraption out onto the ice of Keuka Lake.
Nervously rubbing his hands, Casey Baldwin inhaled a deep breath of frosty air and then climbed into the cockpit of what was then called a "heavier-than-air machine."
The fledgling Aerial Experiment Association (AEA) had come to the ice covered shores off Hammondsport, New York to test its inaugural aircraft, the "Red Wing" -a biplane constructed out of bamboo wood and red silk.
It was not the lake, however, that drew them to upstate New York, but a man named Glenn Curtiss. The American businessman, who became a partner in the Canadian aeronautical research group, manufactured single cylinder internal combustion engines. The association was trying to solve the biggest problem of early flight -the power-to-weight ratio. They believed the Curtiss engine was the answer.
Sitting in the pilot's seat, an ordinary kitchen chair with the legs sawed off, Mr. Baldwin shouted instructions to the ground crew. As they pushed the Red Wing on its runners, the little engine fired. With the motor at full throttle, the craft lifted off, sailed effortlessly for 319 feet (97 metres) and then landed without incident.
The second flight, some 120 feet, ended in a crash, but it didn't matter. On March 12, 1908, Frederick Walker "Casey" Baldwin made history becoming the first Canadian to escape gravity and pilot an airplane. At the same time, the AEA had accomplished another important milestone. While few saw the Wright Brothers fly at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina five years earlier, the Red Wing's two jaunts into the air were the first public demonstrations of power aircraft flight in the United States.
Here in the Ottawa Valley, Casey Baldwin will forever be linked to the test flights of the Silver Dart at Camp Petawawa back in the summer of 1909. He and fellow engineering student John Douglas McCurdy conducted the first passenger flight in Canada at Petawawa.
As we approach the centennial of the Silver Dart's historic flight, one man says few appreciate what Mr. Baldwin's greatest accomplishment in aviation was. Yet, no aircraft, from a Cessna to the latest Airbus, could fly without his invention.
"The aileron is the greatest contribution to aviation," insists Casey Baldwin, the grandson of the late engineer and pilot.
Discussing his grandfather's legacy with The Daily Observer, Mr. Baldwin says he can understand historians overlooking the aileron. The 65-year-old grew up learning all about the man he still calls "Casey" and the storied friendship his grandfather had with Canada's greatest scientist, Alexander Graham Bell.
"I realized by the age of 10 the extraordinary things that granddad had worked on with his friend, Dr. Bell," Mr. Baldwin remarks with an air of poignancy.
Sitting in his Halifax apartment, he sips his second cup of coffee of the day and leafs through some old records cataloguing his grandfather's accomplishments.
It's a family connection that Mr. Baldwin continues to foster. Although he rarely grants interviews, the veteran newsman occasionally assists documentary filmmakers and lends his expertise to museums and aeronautical associations. He still maintains the family home on the grounds of the famous Bell estate at Beinn Bhreagh near Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
It was here on the shores of the Bras d'Or Lake that the AEA was formed. In 1906, Frederick Baldwin, then 24, graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering and moved to Baddeck to work for Dr. Bell. The AEA charter was written after Dr. Bell's wife, Mabel, agreed to finance the venture with $20,000 of her own money. It was an investment that paid off.
Ailerons, the hinged control surfaces attached to the trailing of the wing on an aircraft, are used to control the plane in a roll. The lack of lateral control complicated the flight of the Red Wing. The AEA intended to correct this with the plane's successor, the "White Wing".
Three months after his historic flight, he was ready to test the aileron theory. Strapped in a harness, Mr. Baldwin piloted the craft using a joystick to control the aircraft. A yoke attached to the harness maneouvred flaps, or ailerons, at the end of each wing. When the pilot leaned to the right, the aileron on the left wing eased down allowing the biplane to execute a right bank.
Mr. Baldwin calls his grandfather's early flights at Hammondsport the "critical breakthrough" that made aviation what it is today. Unfortunately, Mr. Curtiss engaged in a major multi-million dollar legal battle with Orville and Wilbur Wright over the patent for the aileron. The case was still in the courts by 1917 when a settlement was reached whereby the U. S. government bought both parties out to make the patent universal.
Mr. Baldwin notes the ailerons used by the Wright Brothers were crude in comparison.
"Instead of the elegant little ailerons invented by the AEA, the Wright brothers twisted or warped the entire wing," he explains. "They needed a complex system to twist the wings in either direction."
His grandfather followed up the White Wing with construction of the "June Bug", which won him the prestigious Scientific American Award for making the first official onekilometre flight in North America. It was the AEA's next project, and Mr. Baldwin's fourth airplane, that garnered the most attention, especially in Canada.
The Silver Dart actually flew 10 times at Hammondsport after its initial flight on Dec. 6, 1908. Then, Dr. Bell ordered Mr. Baldwin and Mr. McCurdy to ship the craft to Baddeck.
"Dr. Bell wanted one of the machines flown in Canada," explains Mr. Baldwin.
On Feb. 23, 1909, the Silver Dart made the first controlled powered flight in Canada, and within the British Dominion, when it soared for half a mile over Bras d'Or Lake. Mr. McCurdy was at the controls.
In 1959, Mr. Baldwin watched a re-enactment of that famous flight. Broadcast live on CBC television, he remembers locals and dignitaries crowding the shores to catch a glimpse of the Silver Dart replica, piloted by Royal Canadian Air Force pilot Paul Hartling.
"It was a howling blizzard," he recalls. "He took off in this vicious crosswind, got up 150 feet and was nailed by a gust. The plane crashed on its starboard wing, but the pilot walked away."
Although the AEA disbanded after the Silver Dart's Bras d'Or Lake appearance, Mr. Baldwin's grandfather and Mr. McCurdy ploring the possibilities of powered flight. They built two additional planes, the "Baddeck I" and the "Baddeck II" and prevailed upon the federal government to observe tests of their aircraft hoping they would recognize their military value. Those tests were scheduled for the summer at the newly established Camp Petawawa. As Mr. Baldwin notes, however, his grandfather had a tough selling job.
"Few in high places in Ottawa were interested in the demonstrations for the general opinion was that airplanes were of little practical use in warfare," explains Mr. Baldwin.
Petawawa was a less than suitable site, however, the partners accepted the Militia Department's invitation to conduct the tests there. The sandy landing strip at the camp would prove difficult for the aircraft, now equipped with landing gears made of two-inch tires.
"The sandy terrain at Petawawa was quite unfit for these early vintage machines," adds Mr. Baldwin. "In spite of these handicaps, four successful flights were accomplished."
Shortly after 5 a. m. on Aug. 2, 1909, the Silver Dart, with Mr. McCurdy piloting, floated down the open field and rose into the air attaining a speed of 40 miles an hour. Military brass and a small crowd of bureaucrats observed the initial flight with interest. After the biplane landed, Mr. Baldwin joined McCurdy in turning the craft around, and then jumped on board behind the pilot for a second sojourn into the skies, rising 10 feet off the ground. Little did they know that they were making the first passenger flight in Canadian history.
"They fought so hard to get one man up," Mr. Baldwin says of the unexpected milestone his grandfather achieved at Petawawa. "Getting two men up was notable. I mean now the new Airbus-180 can carry 600 people."
The two men made a third flight (with a mechanic also on board) and then a fourth. When Mr. McCurdy tried to land after the fifth flight, one of the plane's wheels struck a knoll. The right wing touched the ground and was torn from the undercarriage. While the partners were uninjured in the crash, the damage had been done. The Silver Dart never flew again.
A few days later, the two men and their technicians assembled the Baddeck I. On Aug. 12, the plane made one flight with the deputy minister of defence watching. Like the Silver Dart, it was heavily damaged upon landing. That ended the Petawawa demonstrations, however, military officials were impressed enough to recommend the government actively pursue the formation of a Canadian air force. Although it took politicians a little longer to act on the recommendation, Mr. Baldwin feels his grandfather's work set the groundwork.
"Even though official Ottawa was shortsighted, the Petawawa military trials made a vital contribution to both the civilian and military explosion in aircraft development," he notes.
After Petawawa, Mr. Baldwin's grandfather turned his attention to the water. Coming from a seafaring family, he sought to make seagoing travel much faster. The inspiration for the hydrofoil, what Mr. Baldwin still calls his grandfather's most notable scientific contribution, came during a world-wide trip the Baldwins, Casey and wife Cathlene, took with the Bells.
"While sitting at an Italian waterfront café, they saw the most amazing sight. A motorboat roared by them with its hull on stilts," Mr. Baldwin explained.
The contraption, driven by a man named Enrico Forlanini, fascinated the two inventors. They took rides on the "the Forlanini boat" and decided this would be their next project. Returning to Baddeck, they began experimenting with boats that used ladders, or hydrofoils. The principal is that as the craft increases its speed the hydrofoils raise the boat's hull out of the water thus reducing the boat's drag.
Their efforts resulted in the HD-4 Hydrofoil. On the first test of the HD-4, Mr. Baldwin achieved a speed of 87 kilometres an hour. The craft accelerated rapidly, steered well and was stable. Dr. Bell submitted test results to the United States navy who gave him two 260-kilowatt (350 horsepower) engines.
On Sept. 19, 1919, the HD-4 set a world marine speed record of 114 kilometres an hour, a milestone that stood for 10 years. Although it was not a commercial success, Mr. Baldwin ilding watercraft and experimenting with hydrofoils after Dr. Bell's death in 1921. He was elected to Nova Scotia's provincial legislature in 1933.
Today, Mr. Baldwin has no strong memories of his grandfather, who died in 1948. He does, however, recall his grandfather's passing with some clarity. He remembers that summer flying into Baddeck from Seattle, Washington, where his family resided at the time. Mr. Baldwin, then five years old, raced into the house at Beinn Bhreagh not knowing that his grandfather had passed away while they were in transit.
"With great excitement, I ran into granddad's study. I was shocked to a standstill," he recalls. "On his beautiful old drafting table where he designed so many aircraft and hydrofoils was a large wooden coffin."
Mr. Baldwin steered clear of the family business deciding instead to embark on a remarkable career in journalism. He has been employed in all three disciplines, print, radio and television. He worked as a cub reporter on London's Fleet Street and also enjoyed stints at the CBC, CTV and Maclean's magazine.
Mr. Baldwin has interviewed many prolific figures in his time. He recalls talking with Pierre Trudeau when the incumbent prime minister was running for re-election in 1972. Standing underneath a tree in a fruit grove in British Columbia, Mr. Trudeau joggled apples during the entire interview. Mr. Baldwin found that Mr. Trudeau possessed one of the greatest intellects he'd ever seen.
He also remembers American businessman Ted Turner telling him in 1977 he was toying with starting up an all-news network. The idea eventually became the Cable News Network or CNN. However, his proudest piece was an interview he did with the late Carl Sagan, whom he once shadowed during the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs.
"I squeezed his brain for all it was worth," Mr. Baldwin notes.
Mr. Baldwin did embrace the family's natural love of the sea. An avid racer, he once sailed with the America's Cup Team and has crossed the North Atlantic twice -solo.
This month, he plans to navigate the Atlantic's autumn gales when he joins a crew for a sailing expedition from Halifax to Rhode Island.
No matter the adventures he undertakes, Mr. Baldwin always remembers his famous namesake, the grandfather who challenged science and made his contribution to Canadian and world history.
"In the past, you would hear an Englishman say 'he was an allrounder'," smiles Mr. Baldwin leaning back in his chair. "Well, Casey was a remarkable allrounder."
 

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John Baldwin

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Last Edited29 Jan 2016
Marriage*John Baldwin married Elizabeth Warren, daughter of Robert Warren and Anne Crooke

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Elizabeth Warren
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Quetton St. George Baldwin

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FatherWilliam Warren Baldwin b. 25 Apr 1775, d. 8 Jan 1844
Relationship3rd cousin 4 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited18 Jan 2018
Quetton St. George Baldwin was the son of William Warren Baldwin

Robert Baldwin

M, b. 1741, d. 1816
FatherJohn Baldwin
MotherElizabeth Warren
Relationship1st cousin 6 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited4 Jul 2012
Birth*Robert Baldwin was born in 1741. 
He was the son of John Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren
Marriage*Robert Baldwin married Barbara Spread in 1769. 
Emigration*Robert Baldwin emigrated in 1799; Emigrated to Canada. 
Death*He died in 1816. 

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Barbara Spread
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Robert Baldwin

M, b. 1834, d. 1885
FatherHonourable Robert Baldwin b. 12 May 1804, d. 9 Dec 1858
MotherAugusta Eliza (Elizabeth) Sullivan d. 11 Jan 1936
Relationship4th cousin 3 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited29 Jan 2016
Birth*Robert Baldwin was born in 1834. 
He was the son of Honourable Robert Baldwin and Augusta Eliza (Elizabeth) Sullivan
Marriage*Robert Baldwin married Elizabeth Mary Walker
Residence*Robert Baldwin lived on 24 May 1878 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada
Death*He died in 1885. 

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Elizabeth Mary Walker b. 18 September 1843, d. 1903
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Robert Baldwin

M, b. 1913
FatherFrederik Walker (Casey) Baldwin b. 2 Jan 1882, d. 7 Aug 1948
Relationship6th cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited29 Jan 2016
Birth*Robert Baldwin was born in 1913 in Nova Scotia, Canada
He was the son of Frederik Walker (Casey) Baldwin
(Witness) CensusRobert Baldwin appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Frederik Walker (Casey) Baldwin in Beina Bhreagh, Cape Breton North and Victoria, Nova Scotia, Canada

Honourable Robert Baldwin

M, b. 12 May 1804, d. 9 December 1858
Honourable Robert Baldwin (1804 - 1858)
FatherWilliam Warren Baldwin b. 25 Apr 1775, d. 8 Jan 1844
Relationship3rd cousin 4 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited18 Jan 2018
Birth*Honourable Robert Baldwin was born on 12 May 1804 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada
He was the son of William Warren Baldwin
Marriage*Honourable Robert Baldwin married Augusta Eliza (Elizabeth) Sullivan in 1827. 
Death*Honourable Robert Baldwin died on 9 December 1858 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, at age 54. 
Burial*He was buried after 9 December 1858 in St James Cemetery, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.
Fact 1*Baldwin, Robert (1804-1858), states-man, was born at York ( Toronto ), Upper Canada , on May 12, 1804 , the eldest son of William Warren Baldwin and Phoebe Willcocks. He was educated at the Home District Grammar School, studied law under his father, and was called to the bar of Upper Canada in 1825. In 1829 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, but at the general elections of 1830 he was defeated, and he did not again sit in the legislature until after the Union of 1841. His ability and his high character, however, early won for him a general esteem; and in 1836 he was appointed by Sir Francis Bond Head to the Executive Council of Upper Canada. His tenure of office lasted less than four weeks (February 20-March 12), as the result of a disagreement with the lieutenant-governor which brought about the resignation of the whole council. Later in the year, when in England, he submitted to the Colonial Office a memorandum in which, for the first time, the project of responsi­ble government in Canada was fully and clearly elaborated. With the wing of the Reform party led by W. L. Mackenzie he had never, however, much sympathy; and it was significant that during the rebellion of 1837, Head confided to him the task of parleying with the rebels.
 
In February, 1840, Baldwin was persuaded by Poulett Thomson to accept the post of solicitor-general of Upper Canada, and in February, 1841, he became solicitor-general of Canada West, with a seat in the Executive Council. At the same time he was elected as a Reformer to represent Hastings in the Assembly; and when the governor-general declined to reconstruct the administration to accord with the views of the Reformers, Baldwin resigned from the Council, and went into oppo­sition. In September, 1841, he intro­duced into the Assembly a series of resolutions in favour of responsible government; and when the government was defeated in the House in September, 1842, it was to Baldwin that the new governor, Sir Charles Bagot turned to form an administration. Together with Louis Lafontaine, Baldwin formed a ministry-known as the first Baldwin-Lafontaine administration-which held office until the crisis of November 26, 1843 , when nine of the ten ministers resigned in consequence of a disagreement with Sir Charles Metcalfe. From 1843 to 1848 Baldwin was in opposition; but the defeat of the Draper government in the general elections of 1847 led to the formation in 1848 of the second Baldwin-Lafontaine administration, sometimes called "The Great Ministry". It was under this administration that the principle of responsible government in Canada was finally and indisputably established. Always a moderate Reformer, Baldwin found, however, as time went on, that he was out of sympathy with many of his more radical supporters; and when, in the session of 1851, a resolution favouring the abolition of his own creation, the Court of Chancery, was carried by a majority of Upper Canadian votes, he resigned from office. At the subsequent election, in 1851, he was defeated in North York by a considerable majority; and he thereupon retired to private life. In 1854 he gave his approval to the formation of the union of the Conservatives and the "Baldwin Liberals" in what came to be known as the Liberal Conservative party. The same year he was created a C.B.-a somewhat paltry recognition of his public services.
 
He died in Toronto on December 9, 1858. In 1827 he married his cousin, Augusta Elizabeth (d. 1836), daughter of Daniel Sullivan; and by her he had two sons and two daughters. The Baldwin papers are in the Toronto Public Library. (from The Quebec History Encyclopedia). 
Fact 2*He; In 1914, a statute commemorating Robert Baldwin and Sir Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine was erected on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

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Augusta Eliza (Elizabeth) Sullivan d. 11 January 1936
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William Augustus Baldwin

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FatherWilliam Warren Baldwin b. 25 Apr 1775, d. 8 Jan 1844
Relationship3rd cousin 4 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited18 Jan 2018
William Augustus Baldwin was the son of William Warren Baldwin

William Warren Baldwin

M, b. 25 April 1775, d. 8 January 1844
FatherRobert Baldwin b. 1741, d. 1816
MotherBarbara Spread
Relationship2nd cousin 5 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
Last Edited18 Jan 2018
Birth*William Warren Baldwin was born on 25 April 1775 in Cork, Ireland
He was the son of Robert Baldwin and Barbara Spread
Death*William Warren Baldwin died on 8 January 1844 in York County, Ontario, Canada, at age 68. 
Burial*He was buried in St James Cemetery, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.

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Anne Bale

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Anne Bale (1915 - 2012)
FatherJohn Seymour Bale b. 5 Mar 1876, d. 17 Apr 1970
MotherAlice Ethel Pogson b. 18 Oct 1885, d. 1958
ChartsDescendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited13 Jun 2015
Married NameHer married name was Shier. 
Marriage*Anne Bale married Arthur HERBERT Shier, son of Frank Shier and Christina Robertson
Birth*Anne Bale was born on 23 August 1915. 
She was the daughter of John Seymour Bale and Alice Ethel Pogson
Death*Anne Bale died on 17 November 2012 in Nanton, Alberta, Canada, at age 97; With our deepest love, we the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren announce the passing of our much-loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Anne died peacefully with family at her side in the Daily Assisted Living unit of Silver Willow Lodge in Nanton, Saturday, Nov. 17. Anne and her late husband Herb farmed in the Cayley district on the Shier family farm, which marked 100 years in 2002. She will be remembered for her positive attitude, giving nature, community commitment as well has her sense of humour and spirit of adventure. is survived by son Jack Shier (Phyllis) and daughters Margaret Anne Horton (Stan) and Frances Jamison (Mike), eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister Jean Shepherd of Trail, BC and numerous nieces and nephews.was predeceased by her sister Marg Storey, brothers Martin and Hector Bale and all of her sister and brother- in-laws.family wishes to thank the staff of Silver Willow Lodge and the Daily Assisted Living unit for their loving care and friendship and to acknowledge her very dear friend, Routh Kearl.

Memorials:can be made in Anne's memory to a charity of your choice.

Service:Services will take place on Friday the 23rd day of November, 2012 at the Odd Fellows Hall in Cayley, Alberta at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Cayley Cemetery following the service.

Cemetery:Cayley Alberta (map/driving directions).

 
Burial*She was buried in Cayley Cemetery, Cayley, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada.

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Arthur HERBERT Shier b. 1 September 1907, d. 12 October 1998

John Seymour Bale

M, b. 5 March 1876, d. 17 April 1970
Last Edited7 Jun 2017
Birth*John Seymour Bale was born on 5 March 1876 in Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
Death*He died on 17 April 1970 in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada, at age 94. 

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Alice Ethel Pogson b. 18 October 1885, d. 1958
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Carol Balfour

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FatherHoward Nelson Balfour b. 24 Feb 1890
MotherVera Margaret Charlotte Hazlewood b. 26 Aug 1891
Relationships6th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
4th cousin of Roger Allan Shier
7th cousin of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Samuel Shier (1796 - 1878) and Ann Smith
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited29 Mar 2014
Married NameHer married name was Wilkins. 
Carol Balfour was the daughter of Howard Nelson Balfour and Vera Margaret Charlotte Hazlewood

Elizabeth Ball

F, b. 23 August 1856, d. 12 October 1885
Last Edited8 Mar 2014
Married NameHer married name was Speiran. 
Birth*Elizabeth Ball was born on 23 August 1856 in Medonte Twp, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Marriage*She married William Spearin, son of James Spearin and Harriett Spearin, on 29 November 1874 in St. George's Church, Medonte Twp, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Elizabeth Ball died on 12 October 1885 in Medonte Twp, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada, at age 29. 

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William Spearin b. 1847, d. 2 July 1918
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