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Reuben Carlton Baker
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1872
Purcellville
Loudoun County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 1957
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA

In 1901, R.C. "Carl" Baker organized The Superior Oil Co.; in 1903 he organized the Coalinga Petroleum Co.; in 1906 he helped organize the first National Bank of Coalinga; and in 1907 he helped organize the Coalinga Power and Gas Company. By 1907 Mr. Baker was superintendent of several oil companies. He patented his first invention in 1903, an offset bit for cable tool drilling. Mr. Baker patented his second invention, the Baker Casing Shoe in 1907. This led to the founding of Baker Casing Shoe Company that would eventually become Baker Oil Tools, Inc. Mr. Baker retired in early 1956. In 1987, Hughes Tool Company was merged with Baker Oil Tools to form Baker Hughes, Inc. 
 
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 Parents:
  Reuben Baker (1842 - 1932)
  Mary Elizabeth Stroud Baker (1846 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Minnie Myrtle Zumwalt Baker (1870 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah R. Baker (1870 - 1892)*
  Reuben Carlton Baker (1872 - 1957)
  Wilhelmi Baker Albaugh (1876 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Belmont Memorial Park
Fresno
Fresno County
California, USA
 
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Nov 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16690720
Reuben Carlton Baker
Added by: Lester Letson
 
Reuben Carlton Baker
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Reuben Carlton Baker
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For an early Fresno County "Oil Baron"
- Lester Letson
 Added: Nov. 24, 2009

- In Loving Memory of my son Kelly
 Added: Nov. 18, 2006
 
 
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