Baxter, Violet

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Baxter, Violet

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Violet Bourchier Taylor
  • Violet Taylor
  • Violet Baxter

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Description area

Dates of existence

1906 - 20 January 1985

History

Violet Bourchier Taylor was born in 1906 in Kispiox, BC to Hugh and Hermina Taylor. Hugh Taylor was one of the original telegraph operators of the “Trans Siberian Line”. Violet completed her primary education in Kispiox, and then moved to Prince Rupert where she lived with her relatives Sarah and Herbert Glassey while she completed high school. After finishing her schooling, she worked in Prince Rupert as a private secretary for the head master of the CNR and was subsequently transferred to Prince George in the early 1920s. A few years later she worked for the City Public Works Department.

In 1933 Violet married trucking firm owner Bob Baxter, who held the hauling contract to carry the mail and perishables between Quesnel and Prince George from 1932 to 1948. On numerous occasions during the 1940s when her husband was unable to hire drivers, Violet Baxter worked for him as a driver. Bob Baxter predeceased his wife in 1955.

Violet Baxter also worked for the Provincial Forest Service for 15 years, retiring in 1970. She had a love of the outdoors and a keen interest in the history of Prince George. Violet Baxter passed away in the Prince George Regional Hospital on January 20, 1985 at the age of 79.

Places

Kispiox, BC; Prince Rupert, BC; Prince George, BC

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

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Internal structures/genealogy

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General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Baxter, Bob (7 May 1905 - 3 June 1955)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5.4

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Violet Baxter was Wife to Bob Baxter.

Related entity

Taylor-Baxter Family (1874-)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Taylor, Hermina (20 June 1878 – 3 February 1972)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5.1

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Violet Baxter is Daughter of Hermina Taylor.

Related entity

Taylor, Hugh (1874-1921)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5.1

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Violet Baxter is Daughter to Hugh Taylor.

Related entity

Glassey, H.F. (15 August 1882 - 17 October 1962)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5.2

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Violet Baxter was Niece to H.F. Glassey.

Related entity

Glassey, Sarah (13 Nov 1881- 20 October 1962)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5.2

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Violet Baxter was Niece to Sarah Glassey.

Control area

Authority record identifier

2009.5.4

Institution identifier

NBCA

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Partial

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Language(s)

  • English

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