Birth: foster child — September 21, 1899 — Exeter, England
Adoption: Foster child; never formally adopted, although was a member of the family
Fact: 1899 — She was born the youngest of 7 children - George, Dorothy, Mabel, Winter, Owen, Muriel and a young brother lost at sea
Fact 2: 1903 — Her parents were Ellen Kate White and John Dingle Taylor. After they divorced her mother brought the children to Canada, except for Winter who was at sea
Occupation: Hope answered an ad for a teaching position in Saskatchewan and was accepted, with no teacher training. — 1920
Education: Hope received a temporary teaching certificate in Saskatoon. — after 1920
Occupation: Teacher — between 1944 and 1963
Education: Bachelor of Arts; had Bachelor of Education by then — after 1963
Fact 3: They first lived in Toronto, then Watford. Hope and Muriel were adopted; Dorothy was 16 and too old to be adopted. (Although she lived with the Bairds as a family member, Hope was never officially adopted by them.)
Fact 4: Her favourite aunt was Bena; best friend was Ila Janes
Fact 5: When she was "adopted" her mother asked that she be educated and be given music lessons. This was done.
Fact 6: Her sister Muriel married a Williams in Watford and remained there, serving as organist in the Anglican Church.
Fact 7: Her sister Mabel married a Dodds and lived in Strathroy.
Fact 8: Her mother Ellen went west with George & Owen and became a matron at a boarding school.