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James Alexander “Jim” Baker

  • Birth 8 Jan 1849 San Augustine County, Texas, USA
  • Death 9 Sep 1922 Haskell, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Lot 63 Space 8
  • Memorial ID 30175543

Former Resident of Denton Creek Section Dies in Oklahoma, Funeral Here

Relatives received a message today conveying the sad tidings that J. A. Baker, a former prominent resident of the Denton Creek section, passed away Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Carr, at Okmulgee, Oklahoma, at the age of 75 years.

Mr. Baker was one of the pioneer citizens of the county and was held in the highest esteem by everyone who knew him. For many years he was one of the leading farmers of the Denton Creek section, leaving here about twenty years ago, since which time he lived with his daughter, Mrs. J. O. Holbrook, at Humble.

His wife, who was a sister of Mrs. N. J. Christian, died over thirty years ago. Surviving him are nine children, three sons, Otho Baker of Marlin, Whit Baker of Sour Lake, and Jim Baker of Mexia; six daughters, Mesdames Joe Ford of Lindale, Frank B. Morey of Smiley, J. O. Holbrook of Humble, John Carr of Okmulgee, J. V. Harrison of Beaumont, and a daughter, Gladys, of San Augustine, whose married name could not be learned. He also leaves two brothers, Ben Baker of Roswell, N.M., and William Baker of Medina, and two sisters, Mrs. W. D. Lowe of Denton Creek and Mrs. O. W. McBride of Medina.

The remains will be brought back here to his old home and will be interrred in the City Cemetery beside those of his wife. While no definite announcement as to the time of the funeral has been made, the remains were expected to arrive in Gonzales Thursday at 2:10 p.m. via the Southern Pacific.

The above was taken from a clipping out of the Gonzales newspaper and the date of his death was 12 September 1922.


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  • Created by: DSmith
  • Added: 29 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30175543
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Alexander “Jim” Baker (8 Jan 1849–9 Sep 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30175543, citing Gonzales City Cemetery, Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by DSmith (contributor 46945502) .