Daniel Baikie was born in 1858 and he came to Sudbury with his wife and three children in 1890. Upon his arrival, he became active in the local sports organizations, becoming president of the Sudbury Hockey Club.
In 1892, he established Baikie's Bookshop (a business later renamed Muirheads when he sold it to F.C. Muirhead). During this time, Daniel Baikie joined the Sudbury Board of Trade, making his store one of the founding businesses of the board.
Baikie's interest in sports continued to dominate his free time. In 1892, Baikie was serving as vice-president for the Sudbury Curling Club and in 1897, he was the president of the newly-formed Northern International Curling Association.
He also served as a member of the Public School Board and was instrumental in the establishment of a Public High School Board in 1907. In 1908, Baikie was appointed as vice-president of the Sudbury High School hockey club.
Daniel Baikie died on December 29, 1916 at the age of 58.
Material compiled from Biographies of the Sudbury Region.