26. William Luther Baber & 27. Louise Etta Dean
6/23/1868, William born in Rockbridge Co., VA, s/o 52. Silas J Baber & 53. Margaret A. Heizer. (S) Find A Grave record & (S) Texas Death Cert. of Wm Luther Baber.
3/1/1880, Louise born in Bosque Co., TX, d/o 54. John W Dean & 55. Lola Onstatt. (S) SS Number Appl., SSN 452-10-5654.
6/5/1880, John Dean ... wife Mary age 25, daughters: Aggy age 8, Teresa age 3, and “Ellura” (Etta) age 1. ... (S) U.S. 1880 Census.
6/21/1880, Silas J Baber ... William L age 12, ... live in the South River Dist., Rockridge Co., VA. (S) U.S. 1880 Census.
3/14/1894, W L Barbee married Louetta Dean in Bosque Co., TX. (S) 1900 Census & Texas Marriage Index.
6/8/1900, William Baber age 33, wife Louise age 22, have been married 6 years and have 2 children: Nettie age 4, and Charley, age 2. William’s parents were born in VA. Louise’s father was born in AL, her mother in TX. They rent a house in Iredell, Bosque Co., TX. James’ occupation is “shapard”. Both William and Louise can read and write. (S) U.S. 1900 Census.
4/25/1910, William L Baber age 44, with wife Louise age 31, and children: Nettie age 15, Charles age 14, Maggie age 6, Aubrey (son) age 4, and Jana Dan age 15 “sister-in-law”, live in Erath Co., TX. William is the Post Master and his son Charles is a clerk in the Post Office. William, Louise, Nettie and Charles can read and write. Nettie and Charles are in school. They own their home which has a mortgage. (S) U.S. 1910 Census.
7/28/1926, William, a rural mail carrier, died in Erath Co., TX. Name of father: Silas Baber who was born in VA. (S) TX Death Cert. of Wm Luther Baber.
1931, “Baber Lou (wid W L) mgr Camp Coleman r same.” (S) Big Spring City Dir.
1934, “Baber Lou (wid W L) mgr Camp Coleman r same.” (S) Big Spring City Dir.
4/1/1935, Lou Baber lives at “Rear 1204” on 3rd St. in Big Spring, Howard Co., TX. (S) U.S. 1940 Census.
4/8/1940, Lou Baber, age 56 and a widow, lives at “Rear 1204” on 3rd St. in Big Spring, TX. She rents her home for $31 a month. Her grandson Jackson Bill Baber, age 14, lives with her. Both were born in TX. Lou had completed 5 years of school, and Jackson 7 years. Jackson had lived in Bluff Dale, Erath Co., TX in 1935. Lou is the manager of a Tourist Camp. Whe worked 52 weeks in 1939 earning $928. (S) U.S. 1940 Census.
2/16/1942, Mrs. W. L. Baber (Louise) of Big Spring, TX, was named as the mother and contact person on the draft card of her son Charles Wayne Baber Sr. of Kansas City. (S) Charles’ Draft Card.
1942, Louis moved to Fort Worth, TX; living at 1607 NW 21st St. (S) TX Death Certificate #4313.
1/8/1954, Louise died in Fort Worth, TX. Her death certificate indicates she died due to senility and a heart block. (S) TX Death Certificate #4313.
1/11/1954, Louise buried in Mount Olivet Cem. (S) Find A Grave. Obituary: “Mrs. Lou Etta Baber Dies After Years of Illness. Mrs. Lou Etta Baber, 75, of 1607 N. W. 21st, died at 10:45 p.m. Friday at her residence after several years of illness. Mrs. Baber, a native of Bosque County, had lived in Fort Worth 12 years and was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Doc and John Baber of Fort Worth and C. W. Baber of Kansas City; two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Hamil and Mrs. Nettie Massey of Fort Worth; a brother, Willie Dean of Denver; two sisters, Mrs. H. E. Woods of Fort Worth and Mrs. D. C. Cloud of Comanche; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangement are with Shannon’s.”
Children of William & Louise:
i. Nettie Mae Baber (13), born 1/1/1896 in Bosque Co., TX.
ii. Charles Wayne Baber Sr., born 4/1898 in Bosque Co., TX.
Charles married Stella Maud Naylor. (S) Find A Grave.
2/24/1965, Charles died in North Kansas City, Clay Co., MO; buried in East Slope Mem. Gardens, Riverside, Platte Co., MO.
iii. Maggie Baber, born 1904 in Bosque Co., TX.
iv. Aubrey Linwood Baber, born 5/15/1905 in Iredell, Bosque Co., TX.
Aubrey married Lillie Ruth Shaddox, born 1907.
1970, Lillie died.
8/10/1974, Aubrey died in Fort Worth, TX; buried in Wesley Chapel Cem., Bluff Dale, Erath Co., TX. (S) Find A Grave.