James "Iron Head" Baker


Date of Birth:  March 18, 1884     Washington City, TX

Date of Death:  February 23, 1944     Huntsville, TX

Place of Burial:  Capt. Joe Byrd Cemetery

                          379 Bowers Boulevard

                          Huntsville, TX 77340

Has marker:  Yes

Grave location: 30° 42' 41" N. / 95° 32' 16" W.

John A. Lomax, James "Iron Head" Baker,

Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2007660009/)


Field Recordings Volume 6: Texas (1933-1958),  Document Records (DOCD-5580)


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