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McLaurin Baker
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1893
Death: Feb. 1, 1965
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

A native of Cartersville, he was the son of Ira Mack Baker and Jeddie White Baker. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, having served with the Field Signal Corps 165th Battalion 30th Division. He received the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart. He was personally decorated by General John J. Pershing, and was awarded the British Military Medal in person by the Prince of Wales.

On October 1, 1953, he retired as Supervisor of Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company and was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was also a member of First Baptist Church and the Pelligrew Bible Class, and was a charter member and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3181.

He was the husband of Susie Phillips Baker, (formerly of Russell County, Virginia), and was survived by a daughter, two sons, eight grandchildren, and a sister, Adelaide Baker Stuckey of Petersburg, Va.



Source: Florence Morning News, Wednesday, 2/3/1965. 
 
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  Susie Phillips Baker (1904 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Florence
Florence County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Just Plain Nosy
Record added: May 17, 2009
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McLaurin Baker
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McLaurin Baker
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McLaurin Baker
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