Pearl Baker Obituary
PEARL BAKER; AREA PIONEER--(probably from the Big Spring Herald)
Mrs. Pearl Ellen Baker, 93, died in a local hospital at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday
Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday at the Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel, Dr.
R. Gage Loyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden City Cemetery.
Mrs. Baker was born December 1, 1879, in Ohio. She moved to Glasscock County
with her parents in 1887. She was member of the Presbyterian Church.
Her family arrived here from Ohio by train, at a time when Big Spring was a town
consisting of only two streets. She often recalled her parents homesteaded a
place two miles south of town on what is now the Wasson Addition. They got their
drinking water by hauling it from the original “big spriing”.
Numerous efforts by the father to dig for water on the homestead failed, so the
family moved twenty miles farther south into Glasscock county and there started
a ranching operation.
Survivors include a grandson, Marion Carter, Big Spring; a brother, Ben Schafer,
Garden City; three sisters-in-law and a number of nieces and nephews.
Submitted by Gene
Schafer on June 2, 2002.
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