Posted By:BR
Subject:Re: John H. Baker (ca 1865 TN - ca 1899 OK) and Joseph Lee Baker (1891 TX - 1964 TX)
Post Date:October 28, 2010 at 11:09:26
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Forum:Brown County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I would suggest trying RAOGK for a lookup for birth and death records in the counties you are interested in. In Brown Co. There is a good genealogical library and helpful volunteers also.

Also check here:
Brown County Clerk's Office
Brown County Courthouse
200 S. Broadway
Brownwood TX 76801
Open Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


1920 United States Federal Census
Name:        Joseph Baker
Home in 1920:        Newkirk, Kay, Oklahoma
Age:        29
Estimated birth year:        abt 1891
Birthplace:        Texas
Relation to Head of House:        Self (Head)
Spouse's name:        Marie Baker
Father's Birth Place:        Tennessee
Mother's Birth Place:        Louisiana
Marital Status:        Married
Race:        White
Sex:        Male
Home owned:        Rent
Able to read:        Yes
Able to Write:        Yes
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Joseph Baker        29
Marie Baker        25
Byrle Baker        5
Bruce Baker        1
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From family tree at Ancestry:
Joseph Lee Baker

+ 21 Jul 1891
+ in Brown County, Texas, USA

+ 21 Feb 1964
+ in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, USA
Jimmie Broughton


+ 9 Mar 1898
+ in Indian City, Payne, Oklahoma, United States

+ 21 Jun 1990
+ in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States

Daughter- Glessie Baker b 1912, Sulphur, Oh d 1990, Lubbock, Tx
mar; Harrison Drake

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name:        Joseph Baker
Death Date:        21 Feb 1964
Death County:        Grayson
Gender:        Male
Marital Status: Single

A descendant of Joseph Baker indicated Joseph worked on roads and highways during the early 20th century; he went where the work was and the crews and their families lived in temporary shelters/tents while working at a site. This could be why he has not turned up in the 1920 and 1930 censuses.

Another family tree suggests several more children for them.
Alice Veda
Bobby Joe
Richard Walker
Bonita Lily
These have all died.
There are several living children, not named.