M.L. BASKIN, 49, died Jan. 1, 1971 in Houston and is
buried next to his mother at Evergreen Cemetery in
M.L. & his identical twin brother H.L. Baskin (RHS-
1939) were born in Gorman TX on Nov 16, 1922 to
Henry Baskin & Myrtle Clement Baskin & grew up in
Ranger, graduating from Ranger High School in 1939
at the age of 16.
In Nov 1927, two days after the twins fifth birthday,
they & their mother were hit by an eastbound passenger
train in their Ford sedan at the Prairie Crossing in
Ranger. H.L. was seriously injured and unconscious for
several hours & in the hospital for several days. M.L.
had an ugly cut on his forehead. Myrtle was only slightly
M.L. & H.L. were both attending the University of Texas
but withdrew and joined the Navy when World War II began.
They were both telegraph operators, but on different
ships. M.L. married Jeannie Reeves in Odessa, TX in
1957. They had two sons: M.L. Jr., known as Mark and
Roy Cecil. The twins had an older sister, Vashti Baskin