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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Pvt. Reuben Wilson Baxter: Houston, TX Riot 1917 Camp Logan Series

Reuben Wilson Baxter was born 5 Dec 1896 in Indiana, to Edmond Baxter and Mary Elizabeth Clasby.



Look at that face, those eyes, break my heart.

Inmate #12244 Leavenworth Prison
Rec: 16 Dec 1917
Crime: Mutiny & Murder
Term: Life
Reduced to 20 years

In 1920 he was only 24 Years Old





Reuben Wilson Baxter died of Tuberculosis on 9 Jun 1925 he was 28 years old, had never been married and would never have children.


I didn't find any Clemency documents.

He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, IN FAG Memorial #54314718

He's at peace now and his story has been told.




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