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Zaidee Bell Baker Ford
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1873
Gonzales County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug., 1976
Smith County
Texas, USA

Zaidee Bell Baker was born on 18 September 1873 in Gonzales, Texas, to farmer James Alexander "Jim" Baker and his wife Laura Lee Squires. She was the oldest of five children.

Zaidee married Joseph Perry "Joe" Ford on 8 January 1891, when she was seventeen years old, at the Baker home in Gonzales, Texas. They raised five children in Smith County, Texas: Eva Jo, Eunice Edna, Laura Velma, Victor Roe, and Elmer Vaughn.

Joe gave Zaidee a Colt 45 shortly after they were married and taught her how to shoot it; he wanted her to be protected when he was away.

Zaidee Baker Ford slept with her Colt 45 under her pillow until she died, August of 1976, in Lindale, Texas, at the age of almost 103; no one dared bother her! She was buried with her husband and daughter at Bethesda Cemetery in Smith County.

Family links: 
  James Alexander Baker (1849 - 1922)
  Laura Lee Squires Baker (1854 - 1892)
  Joseph Perry Ford (1870 - 1940)*
  Eunice Edna Ford Sloan (1894 - 1919)*
  Victor Roe Ford (1898 - 1958)*
  Elmer Vaughn Ford (1902 - 1977)*
  Zaidee Bell Baker Ford (1873 - 1976)
  Elma Lee Baker Holbrook (1878 - 1967)*
  Otho Oscar Baker (1880 - 1956)*
  Leona Penola Baker Harrison (1882 - 1982)*
  Whitson Wade Baker (1885 - 1932)*
  Birdie Ola Baker Carr (1887 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
1873 --- 1976

Note: triple stone with EDNA FORD SLOAN & JOE P. FORD
Bethesda Cemetery
Smith County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: meet Virginia
Originally Created by: Syble Cline Glasscock
Record added: Oct 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22288880
Zaidee Bell <i>Baker</i> Ford
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Zaidee Bell <i>Baker</i> Ford
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