Conway Baker

Male 1922 - 2008  (85 years)


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  • Name Conway Baker 
    Nickname Bob 
    Born 1 Dec 1922  Batesville, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 May 2008  Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park, Woodrow, Lubbock County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I9379  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2014 

    Father Giles Burdette "Biard" Baker,   b. 25 Aug 1889, (Sharp County) Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1963, Independence County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Eliza Tennessee "Tennie" Hennessee,   b. 21 Aug 1898, (Lawrence County) Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1966, Independence County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 9 Aug 1914  Independence County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1920  Scott, Sharp County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1940  Gainsboro, Independence County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Edith Fayrene "Faye" Bledsoe,   b. (Arkansas) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (Arkansas) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • My father was Conway Baker and Faye Bledsoe Baker. They were only married a short while...
    Children 
     1. Linda Baker
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F10390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 LaVee Smith,   b. 0___ 1922,   d. 0___ 1997, (Lubbock, Texas) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 0___ 1959  (Lubbock, Texas) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F7412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Dec 1922 - Batesville, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1959 - (Lubbock, Texas) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 May 2008 - Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park, Woodrow, Lubbock County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - (Arkansas) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Conway "Bob" Baker, 85, of Lubbock died Saturday. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery, with Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating, under the direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.

      Mr. Baker was born Dec. 1, 1922, in Batesville, Ark., to Giles and Tammie Baker.

      He moved to Lubbock in the early 1950's and drove a cement truck and later he drove for an armored car service. He met and married LaVee Smith in 1959. She preceded him in death in 1997. After his retirement, he enjoyed the Senior Citizens Group, playing dominoes and having coffee with his friends at McDonald's. He was a member of Southcrest Baptist Church.

      He is survived by a daughter, Linda Billings and husband Jimmy of Lubbock; granddaughters, Sabrina James and husband Robbie, Melissa Williams and husband Kurt and Vicki Billings. He also is survived by great-grandchildren, Troy, Courtney, Zachary, Aaron, and Abby; five brothers, three sisters, and his puppy dog "Lucky." [2]
    • ...My father Conway is dark skinned and has an indian appearance. I also have olive skin and tan easily. My mother is fair and her people are Bledsoes and english, so I have always assumed the indian blood rumor to be true... [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2561] "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQV1-S75 : accessed.

    2. [S2593] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=baker&GSfn=conway&GSiman=1&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=266.

    3. [S2614] http://genforum.genealogy.com/hennessey/messages/373.html.

    4. [S1121] Bob & Tammie Chada | Family Group Records | 23 Mar 1998 | tchada@flash.net.

    5. [S2556] "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NMKJ-V5Q.

    6. [S2560] "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDFL-JHL : accessed.

    7. [S2612] http://genforum.genealogy.com/hennessey/messages/371.html.

    8. [S2621] http://genforum.genealogy.com/hennessey/messages/376.html.