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Oscar Dudley Baker

O.D. Baker
Full Name: Oscar Dudley Baker
Birth date: May 1, 1860
Death date: August 10, 1935

Terms of Service

  • House, 38th Legislature
    1/9/1923 - 1/13/1925
  • House, 37th Legislature
    1/11/1921 - 1/9/1923

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Private, Montel Guards, Uvalde County, 1881, Texas Volunteer Guards; commanding officer Capt. A. Wilkerson. Oscar D. Baker, Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com .
  • Oscar Dudley Baker, birth date 5/1/1860 in Ronac, Alabama; death date 8/10/1935 in Orange, Orange County, Texas; newspaper man. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Private, Company G, 1st Texas Cavalry. Oscar D. Baker, birth date 5/1/1860; Orange, Texas. FamilySearch United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940 1985.
  • Oscar D. Baker (1860-1935), photo, burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burnet, Burnet County. "Oscar (or O.D., as he was called) . . . was in the Texas House of Representatives and served at the same time as one of his sons, Oscar Lindsey Baker." Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "O.D. Baker of Orange Dies," 8/13/1935, p. 6. Port Arthur News .
  • Obituaries, "Funeral for O.D. Baker Held Sunday," "Veteran's Club Adopts Resolution Honoring OD Baker," "Sunday School Class Honors Deceased Member," The Orange Leader; 8/12/1935, p. 1; 8/18/1935, p. 1; 8/19/1935, p. 1; crediting Lamar State College – Orange. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . August 12, 1935 August 18, 1935
  • August 19, 1935
  • "He was for many years a member of the Montell guards, a Texas military organization and during his connection with the organization did extensive service in fighting Indians and outlaws on the Texas western frontiers." "Funeral for O.D. Baker Held Sunday," The Orange Leader, 8/12/1935, p. 1, crediting Lamar State College – Orange. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Relatives: Oscar D. Baker of Gause, Milam County - father; Oscar L. Baker of Orange - son; both elected to the 38th Legislature and served concurrently. "Bringing Up Father," The Austin American, 12/11/1922, p. 4. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • "The name of Oscar D. Baker, late of Captain Wilkerson's Company G, First Texas Cavalry, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per month." An Act granting pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Regular Army and Navy, and so forth, and certain soldiers and sailors of wars other than the Civil War, and to widows of such soldiers and sailors, ch. 486, 46 Stat. 1886, 1905 (1930). United States Statutes at Large . p. 1886 p. 1905
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