|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1893|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1956|
Henry Lee Roy Baskin was born near Gorman, Texas in the Jewell community on January 19, 1893 to James Willis and Sarah Jeanette Bennett Baskin. He had four sisters & three brothers who reached adulthood. He married Myrtle Louise Clement, another teacher, and they had a daughter, Vashti Faxie & identical twin sons; H.L. & M. L.
Roy & Myrtle taught school in Gorman & then Olden (1923-1924). In 1924 they moved to Ranger, where Roy was a teacher & principal at Cooper Elementary School in the 1930's. Then he became the Dean of Ranger Junior College for eight years. In 1936, Myrtle passed away at the age of 40. In 1937 he received his master's degree from the University of Texas, where his thesis was on the History of Ranger Junior College.
After leaving Ranger, he taught for a year at Kermit High School, then moved to Odessa & met and married Mattie V. McCuistion, an elementary school teacher and the librarian of the First Baptist Church.
Roy and five other educators started Odessa College & he was one of the original six professors there when it was established in 1946. He served as the first registrar of the college & taught history & government until ill health forced his retirement. Roy suffered a heart attack & died a year later at age 63, at home in Odessa. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens beside his wife, Mattie V., who died in 2000.
In 1968, the original building at the college was named Baskin Hall in his honor. It was later called the H.L. Roy Baskin Physical Science Building. In 2005, it was demolished because of asbestos contamination & structural damage.
Roy & Mattie V. had a son, Roy Vee Baskin. He lives in Thailand with his wife Wanphen and two daughters, Tarinya and Metavee Baskin.
Bio by Roy & Mike Baskin.
James Willis Baskin (1857 - 1912)
Sarah Jeanette Bennett Baskin (1860 - 1933)
Myrtle Louise Clement Baskin (1895 - 1936)*
Mattie V. McCuistion Baskin (1910 - 2000)*
Vashti Faxie Baskin Yonker (1915 - 1989)*
Veta Maurice Baskin (1918 - 1919)*
H. L. Baskin (1922 - 1994)*
M. L. Baskin (1922 - 1971)*
Richard Dennis Baskin (1884 - 1951)*
Dora Jane Baskin (1885 - 1962)*
Effie Belle Baskin Purdy (1887 - 1961)*
Hattye Elizabeth Baskin Chapman (1889 - 1951)*
Willis Hugh Baskin (1891 - 1961)*
Henry Lee Roy Baskin (1893 - 1956)
Clyde Bennett Baskin (1894 - 1895)*
Melvin Olon Baskin (1897 - 1975)*
Cornelia Virginia Baskin Smith (1900 - 1975)*
Clarence Raymond Baskin (1905 - 1906)*
Sunset Memorial Gardens
Plot: Meditation Plot 105,Lot 3
Maintained by: rvb
Originally Created by: P. H. (inactive)
Record added: Mar 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25011757
Thinking and missing you R.I.P. Daddy|
Added: Sep. 23, 2014
Miss you every day Daddy!|
Added: Nov. 14, 2013
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