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Murdock Elmo "Tucker" Baker
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1875
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1951
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA

Murdock and Hattie Crook married on 21 December 1898 in Houston County, Texas.

Tucker Baker's life went out Saturday Morning - Tucker Baker, who had gone in and out among the people for 76 years, died in his home at Crockett at an early hour Saturday morning. He had been in feeble health for some time. A son of the lamented Murdock M. Baker of Crockett, he was known by many of our people, by whom he was held in the strongest ties of confidence and affection. Early in life he engaged in business in Crockett, but later accepted employment in an official capacity with the Central Coal & Coke Company, then operating a large sawmill at Ratcliff, this county. When the lumber company cut out and dismantled at Ratcliff, he continued with the company in Louisiana for several years, after which he returned to Crockett to make his home. But later accepted employment with the Texas Railroad Commission at Austin. Oil proration coming on at Kilgore, he was sent by the railroad commission to Kilgore where he looked after the oil proration business. His health again failing, he retired and returned with his family to Crockett, where he and family continued to reside until his death Saturday. Tucker Baker made many friends in early life, and these he continued to add to until the end. He led a quiet and peaceful existence, and passed away in the same quietness and peacefulness. He cared nothing for pomp and display, and his heart was ever glad when in the sociability of his friends. We have all - all who knew him - lost a sincere friend in the passing of Tucker Baker. We will miss his friendly handshake and cheerful greeting, occasion for which he never let forsake him.

Tucker Baker Funeral Held Monday Morning - M. E. (Tucker) Baker, 76, died at his residence in Crockett, Saturday, August 18. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 20, at the First Presbyterian church, with Rev A. T. Dyal, Presbyterian Minister of Bryan, officiating. interment was in the Crockett cemetery. Mr. Baker was a lifetime resident of Crockett, a member of the Ratcliff Masonic Lodge, and the First Presbyterian church of Crockett. He was a retired employee of the Texas Railroad Commission. Survivors: Three sons, Arch C. Baker, College Station; M. M. Baker, Beaumont, and Wm. H. Baker, Dover, Delaware; three daughters, Mrs. Mittie Hillebrandt, Baytown, Mrs. Hattie Mae Price, Canton, Ga., and Miss Lillie Bell Baker, Dallas; one sister, Mrs. George H. Denny, Crockett; one brother, Harry M. Baker, Sacramento, California; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Arrangements were by the Callaway Funeral Home. Source: The Crockett Courier of 23 August 1951. 
 
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 Parents:
  Murdock MacIntosh Baker (1838 - 1906)
  Nancy Carter Royall Baker (1844 - 1882)
 
 Spouse:
  Hattie Crook Baker (1875 - 1948)*
 
 Children:
  Arch Crook Baker (1900 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Royall Baker (1868 - 1934)*
  Archibald Baker (1870 - 1948)*
  John Franklin Baker (1871 - 1934)*
  Murdock Elmo Baker (1875 - 1951)
  William Henry Baker (1878 - 1926)*
  Lucy Mae Baker Denny (1878 - 1971)*
  Mittie Royall Baker Payne (1881 - 1931)*
  Laura Alwilda Baker Anderson (1886 - 1950)**
  Infant Daughter Baker (1888 - 1888)**
  Harry Murdock Baker (1890 - 1976)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Mason
 
Burial:
Evergreen Memorial Park
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: William R. Long
Originally Created by: Joel Farringer
Record added: Jul 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9149441
Murdock Elmo Tucker Baker
Added by: William R. Long
 
Murdock Elmo Tucker Baker
Added by: William R. Long
 
Murdock Elmo Tucker Baker
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 Added: Dec. 6, 2009
 
 
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