John Wesley Baker

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John Wesley Baker

Rose Hill Cemetery Tour 2004

John Wesley Baker

September 18, 1897 – May 6, 1987

 

Semi-professional baseball player John Wesley Baker was a prominent businessman in the early days of Chickasha. He came to the area in 1911 from Purcell and worked as a cotton broker before starting his successful career as an oil and gas lease broker. He served as a director of two different financial institutions in Chickasha for a total of 45 years.