|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1876|
|Death: ||Aug., 1936|
married Louise Lingnau 30 Jan 1900
Baring, Arthur L.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. A. L BARING SATURDAY MORNING
Esteemed Citizen and Veteran Business Man of Eagle, Lake Passes Away in Temple Hospital Early Thursday
Genuine regret is felt throughout this community and expressions of sorrow are heard from many lips since a message yesterday brought the sad news of the passing of Mr. A. L. Baring. He died at 6:30 Thursday morning at the King's Daughters hospital in Temple, following an operation more than two week previous.
Mr. Baring was one of the veteran business men of Eagle Lake, having been continuously in business here since 1899. In October of that year he moved to Eagle Lake and opened a saddle and harness business later taking on a line of buggies and surries. His first business stand here was in a building about where the Avalon Theatre now stands. Later he moved further east on Main Street to somewhere near the present Rotary Club hall, and then to the stand now occupied by Harry Landa when that brick building first completed. He moved to the west side of the square in 1913, and in this stand has continuously operated his business since that time.
When automobiles began to show promise of a business, he took them on as a side line, and though not giving all of his attention to motor curs, he was engaged in that line, with his other business from 1916 to 1924. Realizing that the motor car was a coming business, and that horse and buggy days were numbered, he discontinued the saddle. harness and buggy business in 1924 and entered exclusively into the automobile industry, handling the Chevrolet car. He built up a wide business and has been unusually successful in that line.
He was the oldest Chevrolet automobile dealer, in point of years in car salesmanship and in the service within the Houston zone of the agency.
With the exception of the Frank Stephens Company and the B. F. Daily store, there are no other businesses in Eagle Lake that were in existence at the time Mr. Baring began his business activities here.
Mr. Baring was a straight-forward, honest business man, a progressive citizen and a good man. He has frequently held positions of trust, having served as a member of the city board of aldermen and a member of the local school board. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was active withIn the duties of his church.
He enjoyed a wide acquaintance and had many friends in this city, community and throughout the section, all of whom join the Headlight in expressions of sympathy, deep and sincere, for the bereaved relatives.
Mr. Baring was born at Welcome, in the north end of Austin county, December 14th, 1876, and would have been 60 years of age the coming December. He was married on January 30, 1900, to Miss Louise Lingnau of New Ulm, who, with one son, Edgar Baring, and two daughters, Misses Lora and Katharine, all of this city, survives him. He is also survived by two brothers, Otto and Albert Baring of Houston, and three sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Grote, Houston; Mrs. Amelia Reichle, New Ulm and Miss Johanna Baring of this city.
Funeral services will be, held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning from the family home in Eagle Lake, with Rev. W. M. Logan, local Presbyterian minister, conducting the services. Burial will be made in the Lakeside Cemetery.
Eagle Lake Headlight, August 28, 1936, page 1
Louise A. Lingenau Baring (1879 - 1959)*
Lora Baring Thomas (1906 - 2010)*
Created by: Skip Farrow
Record added: Jul 19, 2012
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