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Oscar Lindsey Baker

O.L. Baker
Full Name: Oscar Lindsey Baker
Birth date: February 15, 1888
Death date: September 28, 1940

Terms of Service

  • House, 39th Legislature
    1/13/1925 - 1/11/1927
  • House, 38th Legislature
    1/9/1923 - 1/13/1925

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Oscar L. Baker, birth date 2/15/1888 in Beaumont; death date 9/28/1940 about 25 miles north of Orange, Jasper County; attorney; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orange. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • United States Army, Captain, World War I. Oscar L. Baker, birth date 2/15/1888 in Beaumont, residence in Caldwell, Burleson County. Remarks: Croix de Guerre with gilt star, dated 4/3/1919, with the following citation: "An officer of great bravery. He led his men on during a long advance, encouraging them by his boldness and intrepedity. He reached all the objectives that had been assigned to him." FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin) .
  • Oscar L. Baker, birth date 2/15/1887, death date 9/28/1940, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orange, Orange County, with spouse Kate I. Baker. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Capt. Baker, 52, Dies in Orange: Stark Official Succumbs at Ranch Near Buna," 9/29/1940, pp. 1, 13. Died 3:30pm on 9/28/1940. Port Arthur News .
  • 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) .
  • Memorial, November 1940, p. 507. Birth date 2/15/1888; death date 9/27/1940. Texas Bar Journal .
  • "Captain Baker enlisted in the Texas National Guard in 1910, became a Second Lieutenant in 1913, and in 1916 was made First Lieutenant. After serving on the Mexican border in the 141st Infantry, he went overseas to captain the 142nd Infantry during the World War. In a French hospital when the Armistice was signed, Captain Baker was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the decoration of the Purple Heart. He was discharged with honors from the army in 1919 with the rank of Captain." Memorial, November 1940, p. 507. Texas Bar Journal .
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