Myla BAKER was mentioned in the financial
section of the San Antonio Light at least once. In Apr 1918, she bought "the
Terrell homestead" for $125,000 cash. I have yet to find a newspaper article describing
that she worked for her brother, T. B. BAKER, but other
websites say that she did.
Newspaper article: San Antonio Light (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas,
USA) 14 Apr 1918:
Lot brings $125,000 - John W. Warren Sells Property Corner of Travis
and Jefferson Streets
The sale for the vacant lot at Travis and Jefferson Streets, formerly known
as the Terrell homestead, was announced Saturday by John W. Warren, the consideration
being $125,000 cash. The purchaser of the property is given in the deed as
Myla Baker of Fort Scott, Kan. This property has
a frontage of 90 feet on Travis Street and 151 feet on Jefferson Street. It
was purchased three and a half years ago by Mr. Warren, who paid $90,000 for
"While I am making a very substantial profit on the deal," said Mr. Warren
in announcing the sale, "I still think that the property was sold at a very
conservative figure and that the new purchaser, if desiring to do so, can readily
dispose of it at a profit.
"The demand for Southwest Texas realty is growing rapidly. Within the last
week the land department of the Central Trust Company has sold $51,000 worth
of farm land."
About two years after her death, there are several mentions of "No. 1
Myla Baker Estate" which I assume is a drilling rig.
Newspaper article: San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas,
USA) 14 May 1952:
... Northeast of Hamon's wildcat, Argo Oil Corporation No. 1 Myla Baker Estate
was drilling at 3,952 feet on a 9,500-foot contract. ....