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Earl BAKER aka Earl Maynard BAKER
(3 Apr 1893 - 3 Dec 1967)


Earl Maynard BAKER was born on 3 Apr 1893 in Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas, USA to Martin Calvin BAKER and Nora LYONS Baker. Martin Calvin BAKER was a brother of Myla BAKER and T. B. BAKER.

Draft Registration Card - On 15 Jun 1917, Earl BAKER registered for the U.S. draft. He stated that he lived in the St. Anthony Hotel, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA. He stated that his birth date was 3 Apr 1893 in Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas, USA and that he was a natural born citizen. He stated that he was a buyer for the St. Anthony Hotel on Travis and Navarro, and that he worked for T. B. BAKER. He also stated that he had no dependents, was single, had no military service and could claim no exemption. He was described as having brown eyes and hair and as medium in height and stout in build.

Newspaper article in the Express-News (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA) 27 Jul 1963:

Hotel Owner Will Retire

Earl Baker, 727 E. Olmos Drive, owner of the famed Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, will retire from the hotel business when he puts the resort and convention site up for auction Aug. 19.

In May, Baker closed the massive 450-room building which he had opened and seen through its peak of popularity in the late '30s and '40s.

The Baker Hotel and adjoining Holiday Country Club, 18-hole golf course also owned by Baker, will sell for 50 per cent cash and the remainder in 20 equal quarterly payments.

The auction will take place in the hotel lobby at 7:30 p.m.


Texas Death Index Record:

"Name: Earl Maynard Baker; Death Date: 3 Dec 1967; Death County: Palo Pinto; Gender: Male; Marital Status: Divorced."

Social Security Death Index Record:

"Name: Earl Baker; Social Security Number: 461-10-0871; Last Residence: 78206 San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA; Born: 30 Apr 1893; Died: Dec 1967; State (Year) Social Security Number issued: Texas (Before 1951)."


Obituary from the Amarillo Globe-Times (Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA) published 4 Dec 1967 on Page 4:

Hotel Man Dies At Mineral Wells

MINERAL WELLS (AP) - Earl Maynard Baker, longtime owner of hotels in Mineral Wells and San Antonio, died at Nazareth Hospital here Sunday (3 Dec 1967). He was 74 (born about 1893).

Baker's residence was at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, which he owned for 28 years before selling it in 1952. He also owned the Baker Hotel, a resort spot in Mineral Wells, from 1933 to 1965, and had operated several other hotels in San Antonio.

Earl Maynard BAKER is buried in Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. (Source: Find A Grave memorial)


Please Note: I am not related to the Baker family. I simply bought Myla BAKER's passport in an antique store then created a web page about it.

Last updated: July 19, 2016

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