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Alfred Clayton Baker, Jr. in the Raleigh National Cemetery
Posted by: Guy (ID *****2524) Date: May 08, 2011 at 20:32:52
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“Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two” (Matthew 5:38-41).

Alfred Clayton Baker, Jr.’s death certificate recorded his parents as Alfred C. Baker, Sr. and Bettie Blanch Finch in: "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994," index, Familysearch (, index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Alfred Clayton Baker, Sr. (12 Nov 1886 - 27 Nov 1950), born in Nash Co NC
Bettie Blanche Finch (24 Aug 1892 - 27 Aug 1963), born in Wilson Co NC

Oscar Clayton Baker (1 Apr 1908 - 20 Feb 1960) NC
Thelma Beatrice Baker Lee (30 Aug 1914 - 11 Sep 2006) NC
Edna Anne Baker McMillan (22 May 1918 - 15 Oct 1982) NC
Lucille Baker (23 Sep 1928), married, of Mercer Co PA
William Taft Baker (6 Apr 1930 - 31 Mar 1990) NC
Malcolm Dean Baker (23 Dec 1932 – 29 Jun 1958), Korean War, died in PA
Malcolm (Mac) was the last of 13 children and those children not listed died young or at birth.

Joe S. Baker (6 May 1865 - 9 Jul 1935) Nash Co NC
Doctor Franklin Finch (4 Dec 1858 - 1 May 1917) Wilson Co NC

Alfred, Jr. and his siblings are on page 66 of “Finch Families of Dixie, 300 Years in the South” (1979), as: “Oscar; Thelma; Edna; Julian (Alfred Clayton Baker, Jr.); William Thomas (William Taft); Mae (Mac, Malcolm).”

Birth certificate: Malcolm D. Baker was born on 23 Dec 1933, at 4:30 (“Never a.m. or p.m.”), delivered by midwife Josephine Rowland, in Cleveland Township, Johnson County, N.C. Father, Alfred C. Baker (occupation, farming; birthplace, Nash County, N.C.). Mother, Bettie Finch (occupation, domestic; birthplace, Wilson County, N.C.). Their residence: Clayton, N.C. Bettie Finch Baker was recorded as having 13 children, 6 born alive and living, 7 born alive and dead. (Malcolm D. Baker was the 13th child.)
Malcolm D. Baker (ID number AF-13-467-077) served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict in the 1st Aeromedical Group at Donaldson Air Force Base, South Carolina.
Certificate of Marriage, Commonwealth of Virginia, 31665 2188: the groom was Malcolm D. Baker, 21, white, single; birthplace was Smithfield, N.C.; father was Alfred C. Baker; mother was Betty Finch; residence was Box 237, Polk, Pennsylvania; bride was Lila Marian Gordon of Polk, Pennsylvania; Her father Alexander Gordon; her mother Lila Jane Haight; marriage year was 1954; marriage place was Winchester, Virginia. (From Certificate of Vital Record 2198021, July 27, 2005)
Death certificate 60115, Venango Co PA, town of Polk: Malcolm D. Baker, died 29 Jun 1958, date of birth 12/23/33, age 25, birthplace North Carolina, father’s name Alfred Baker, mother’s name Betty Finch, informant Mrs. Malcolm Baker, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Sandy Lake PA.

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