Earl Maynard BAKER was born on 3 Apr 1893 in Beloit, Mitchell
County, Kansas, USA to Martin C. BAKER and Nora LYONS Baker. Martin C.
BAKER was a brother of Myla BAKER and
T. B. BAKER.
Draft Registration Card - On 15 Jun 1917, Earl Maynard 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
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.