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Subject:Alfred Clayton Baker, Jr. in the Raleigh National Cemetery
Post 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 (https://familysearch.org), index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

PARENTS:
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

SIBLINGS:
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.

GRANDFATHERS:
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.