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William Lewis Baker Estate Records, 1914

30 Mar

[I will switch gears a little bit. This record is for my great-great-great grandfather, Wm. L. Baker, who died in 1914 on January 31st near Rocky, Washita County, Oklahoma. He left a widow, Nancy Rebecca Arminta Hollis Baker. He had been married once before to Martha Ashby, who died in the 1890s in the Choctaw Nation. He and Nancy are buried in the Elm Flat Cemetery east of Rocky, Oklahoma.]

State of Oklahoma,

Washita County

In the Matter of the Estate of William L. Baker Deceased.

Comes Now William E. Clanahan and shows to the Courts that William L. Baker departed this life at Rocky, Okla on or about the 31st day of January 1914, that said decedent at the time of his death was a resident of Washita County, State of Oklahoma; that said decedent left estate in the County of Washita, State of Oklahoma, the general charater and probable value of which is hereinafter stated; that said decedent left a Will bearing date of about the 18th day of Dec. 1913 which petitioner alleges to be the last Will and Testament of said deceased, and which is herewith presented for probate; that William E. Clanahan the person named in said Will as executor to as as such.

That William E. Clanahan for whom letter testamentary are prayed herein is a resident of Washita County, State of Okla his post office address being Rocky, Okla.

That the names, ages and residence of the heirs and devisees of decedent so far as known to petitioner are as follows:

Nancy R. A. Baker, widow, 50, Rocky, Okla.

Mollie I. Scott, 30, Ft. Cobb, Okla.

Fanny M. Robinson, 28, Rocky, Okla.

William F. Baker, 26, Rocky, Okla.

Sally Miller, 24, Chickasha, Okla.

Charley W. Baker, 22, Rocky, Okla.

Laura C. Davis, 20, Rocky, Okla.

Lenora Baker, 8, Rocky, Okla.

The general character and probably value of said estate is as follows:

E 1/2 of Section Sixteen (16) in Township Eight (8) North of Range Seventeen (17) W.I.M., consisting of a lease from the Commissioners of the Land Office of Oklahoma; personal property of the probably value of $600.00, all the probable value of $4000.00.

[Signed] William E. Clanahan

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