100 - Martha C. Baker - Dye Mound Cemetery - Montague County, TX
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N 33° 37.314 W 097° 36.104
14S E 629701 N 3721110
Quick Description: Martha C. Baker was born in 1901, the same year that Leon Czolgosz assassinated President William McKinley in Buffalo, NY.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2016 6:57:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMTE66
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
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Long Description:
Dye Mound Cemetery is an old, historic cemetery located southwest of Saint Jo on Dye Mound Cemetery Rd, off of FM 3206. Mrs. Baker shares a modern, gray, granite, upright headstone with her husband, Claud A. Baker. The family name, "Baker", is at the top of the headstone, in a lighter shade of gray, with flowers on each side of the headstone. Below the family name is a wedding bell, giving their wedding date as Aug. 8, 1926. Each has an open book, listing their personal information:

Martha C.
May 3, 1901
June 25, 2001

Note "Dellie" above.

Claud A.
Oct. 20, 1904
Apr. 28, 1999

Significant events that occurred in her lifetime include:

1901 - Jacksonville, FL experiences a tremendous fire the day that Mrs. Baker is born.
1911 - Someone who DID know something about birthin' babies delivers future actress, Butterfly McQueen, in January.
1921 - New president, Warren G. Harding, ends America's state of war with Germany, Austria and Hungary. Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany that same month.
1931 - Horror film classics, "Dracula" and "Frankenstein", premiere.
1941 - Joe DiMaggio begins his 56 game hitting streak, which will probably never be beaten.
1951 - General Douglas MacArthur loses his job in the Far East for insubordination to his commander, President Harry S Truman.
1961 - Roger Maris hits his 61st home run* to break Babe Ruth's record for home runs in a season.
1971 - The Montreux Casino burns in Switzerland. Deep Purple records a song about it.
1981 - MTV is launched.
1991 - Queen vocalist, Freddie Mercury, dies of AIDS-related pneumonia.
2001 - The Taliban begins destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas. They have other plans, that Mrs. Baker will not live to see.
Location of Headstone: Dye Mound Cemetery - Montague County, TX

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