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Samuel Ralph "Sam" Baze
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Birth: May 29, 1924
Irion County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 2009
San Angelo
Tom Green County
Texas, USA

He was enumerated on 6 APR 1940 in Sherwood, Irion, Texas, USA, Sheet 2, Family 45, Image of census attached to this memorial.

He served in the US NAVY during World War II as a Coxswain.

A coxswain in the U.S. Navy is the helmsman (driver) of a boat, such as the boats that may ferry ship crews around a harbor. According to the nautical glossary of the Naval History & Heritage Command website, the term originated in the 15th century English navy as a combination of the words cockboat (the captain's personal boat) and swain (servant). Originally, the coxswain in charge of the captain's boat was a Petty Officer, but over time the term came to be applied to the helmsman of any Navy boat, regardless of his rating or rank.

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He married Dorothy Clara Marie GUSINDE (1926-1979) (Find A Grave Memorial# 65740339) sometime before 1947 and they had at least two children; Robert Wayne BAZE was born 1 MAR 1947 in Tom Green County, Texas, USA; Barbara Jean BAZE was born 19 SEP 1952 in Tom Green County, Texas, USA. Dorothy was born 10 JUN 1926 in Illinois, USA. She was the daughter of Joseph and Martha [Maiden Name Unknown] GUSINDE. She died on 20 APR 1979 in Dallas County, Texas, USA. She was enumerated in 1940 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA, Sheet 17B, Family 444.

He married Nonie MASON on 19 OCT 1990 in Mertzon, Irion, Texas, USA.
Family links: 
  Boyd Dewey Baze (1898 - 1980)
  Gladys Jewel Brister Baze (1905 - 1975)
  Oliver Dewey Baze (1922 - 1981)*
  Samuel Ralph Baze (1924 - 2009)
  Rose Nell Baze White (1928 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Mertzon Cemetery
Irion County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Lorri Alderman
Originally Created by: Tina DeLong
Record added: Jan 24, 2011
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Samuel Ralph Sam Baze
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Samuel Ralph Sam Baze
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Samuel Ralph Sam Baze
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 Added: Jan. 31, 2011

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