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Find A Grave - Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery
Baker, Lena b. June 8, 1900 d. March 5, 1945 Folk Figure. She was the only woman to be executed in Georgia's electric chair. Born in Cuthbert, Georgia, Baker was an African-American mother of three who worked as a maid for Ernest B. Knight, a local white mill owner. On May 1, 1944, Baker was arrested for the fatal shooting of Knight at his home. She told police that for months Knight had kept her as a virtual sex slave, and that she shot him with his own pistol while trying to escape. Her one-day trial was typical of the "justice"...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia, USA Plot: Rear left corner of the Churchyard