Maxie C. Baldtrip
b. 19 December 1872, d. 20 January 1963
- Maxie C. Baldtrip was born on 19 December 1872 in Texas.
- Hampton and Celia appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included Maxie C. Baldtrip, Annie Baltrip, Gilford Baltrip, Ennis Baltrip, Hampton Baltrip Jr., Moses Baltrip, Tiny P. Baltrip, Elijah Reese and Aimy.
- Maxie C. Baldtrip appeared in the 1895 Houston, Texas, City Directory at 1201 Vine working at Houston Mill and Elevator Company..
- He married Rena McFadden, daughter of Delia McFadden, on 21 April 1895 in Harris County, Texas.
- He married Ida L. Scott on 7 September 1899 in Burleson County, Texas.
- Maxie C. Baldtrip and Ida L. Scott appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Wharton Couunty, Texas.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1900 census.
- He married Sallie Jones on 8 October 1910 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, by license issued the same day, with Missionary Baptist Minister R. Earl officiating. Witnesses were Daisy Peach and Ernest Malone of Oklahoma City.
- The following appeared on 8 December 1910 in the Oklahoma State Register: Following suits have been filed in District court: . . . M. C. Baldtrip v. John Mahoney and Harry Cook. Recovery of money.
- Maxie C. Baldtrip and Sallie Jones arrived in Emerson, Manitoba, Canada, on 22 April 1911, accompanied by Eula E. Baldtrip, Roy H. Baldtrip, Odie E. Baldtrip and Beulah Baldtrip by train from Oklahoma.
- Maxie C. Baldtrip appeared in the 1912 Tulsa, Oklahoma, City Directory at 407 North Greenwood listed as "Baldtrip Maxcie C (c) (Sallie) real est r 407 N Greenwood.".
- He married Mary A. (?)
- Maxie C. Baldtrip appeared in the 1916 Tulsa, Oklahoma, City Directory in the alphabetical list of Tulsa County taxpayers (farmers) with their post office addresses, as "Baldtrip M C Alsuma." His listing is the same in the 1918 and 1919 directories..
- Maxie C. Baldtrip registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, while living with his wife Mary in Alsuma, employed there as a farmer.
- Maxie C. Baldtrip and Mary A. (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Other members of the household included Roy H. Baldtrip, Odie E. Baldtrip and Beulah Baldtrip.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1920 census.
- The following appeared on 11 December 1920 in The Tulsa Star:
Dec. 6, 1920
My dear Mr. Smitherman:
I have read and re-read the article in the Star dated Nov. 27th, relative to the Oklahoma City reader writing to the Tulsa World relative to the Repeal of the Jim Crow-Separate School Laws. I also read the World's reply.
I was in conversation not long ago with a supposed-to-be intelligent gentleman from your city and a minister of my town. They both pointed out to me that they thought the Jim Crow law was the best for the two races, in fact one said that the Negro wasn't jim crowed enough. I argued the point that I would never be satisfied with any law that was humiliating.
And I want to say to you my dear sir, what you said concerning this question expresses my sentiments exactly, and I hereby take this method of commending you on that as well as many other public questions that come up occasionally.
I think you one of the manliest men, not only in Tulsa, not only in Oklahoma, but one of the best race men in the United States. In fact, my hat is off to you.
M. C. Baldtrip.
- He married Sarah Sampson on 30 December 1922 in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, by license issued the 28th, with Br. R. C. Connery, Missionary Baptist, officiating. Witnesses were N. H. Oakley and Ben Roberson. (Sarah's name recorded as Sarah G. Goodridge.)
- Maxie C. Baldtrip and Sarah Sampson appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Darling Township, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Other members of the household included Maxie Charles Walton. Also in the household were three of Sarah's Goodridge children from an earlier marriage, and hired hand Jim Perkins. Grandson Maxie Walton also is enumerated with his mother in Washington County.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1930 census.
- He and Edna Reed obtained a marriage license on 29 June 1935 in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, with Edna's surname recorded as Hervey.
- Maxie C. Baldtrip and Edna Reed appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Darling Township, Muskogee County, Oklahoma. Other members of the household included Maxie Charles Walton. Also in the household was niece Bernice Reed (age 1).
- He was a farmer, according to the 1940 census.
- Maxie C. Baldtrip died on 20 January 1963 at age 90 in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
- His wife Edna Reed became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Oktaha Community Cemetery, Oktaha, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
- The following appeared on 24 January 1963 in the Muskogee Phoenix: Funeral services for Maxie Baldtrip, 90, of 910 South Third, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist Church in Oktaha with burial in Oktaha Cemetery to be directed by Ragsdale' Mortuary.
Baldtrip died Sunday in a local hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Edna of the home; four daughters, Maxey Barnes and Bessie Hawkins, both of Houston, Texas, Eula Walton, Dewey, and Beulah Reynolds, Tulsa; two sons, Roy of Los Angeles, California, and Odie of Kansas City, Missouri; and two sisters, Sarah Carlisle, Galveston, Texas, and Elizabeth Scott Name, Conroe, Texas.
- Last Edited: 26 Aug 2016