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Robert Edward Baskin
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1884
Lancaster
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1942
Wichita Falls
Wichita County
Texas, USA

Seymour, Texas, Oct 3 - R.E. Baskin, 59, president of the Farmers National Bank and a director of the Brazos Valley Conservation District, died following a two week illness.

R.E. Baskin lived in Dallas County during his early boyhood days, he moved with his family to Seymour on 2 February 1890. After attending the Seymour school for several years, the lure of the printing office lured Mr. Baskin, and he launched into career of several years in that profession. This eventually took him to a few other places, including Wichita Falls where he worked for the Wichita Times office. The young man's newspaper experience was a few months connected with the Baylor County Banner in 1914.

He married Miss Alma Hood on the day Russia declared war on Germany. Not long after their marriage Mr. Baskin engaged in the insurance business and then began as a bookkeeper at the Farmers National Bank. He was advanced to the position of assistant cashier, which he resigned on 1 January 1922, to become secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Nine months later, he accepted the position of cashier at Farmers National. He held that position until elected president on 4 September 1927.

He was chair of the seventh district bankers' organization and a West Texas Civic Leader.

Survived by his wife; one son - Bob Baskin of Camp Shelby, MS; one daughter - Beth Baskin of University of Texas student; one sister - Daisy Baskin of Seymour; one brother - W.E. Baskin of Lubbock. He preceded in death by one son.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James W. Baskin (1845 - 1909)
  Margaret Amanda Swindells Taylor (1856 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  Alma Elizabeth Hood Baskin (1884 - 1948)*
 
 Children:
  Phillip Hood Baskin (1921 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harry James Baskin (1878 - 1901)*
  William Edwin Baskin (1882 - 1971)*
  Robert Edward Baskin (1884 - 1942)
  Mary Daisy Baskin (1886 - 1965)*
  Taylor Baskin (1889 - 1929)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Masonic Cemetery
Seymour
Baylor County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Aug 31, 2012
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Robert Edward Baskin
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Robert Edward Baskin
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