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Charles Thacher Baker [113]
(1865-1934)
Ruth Lillian Ridings [223]
(1867-1939)
Michael J. Griffin [329]
(1859-1911)
Katherine Cecilia Donoghue [440]
(1864-1907)
Warren Sears Baker [2119]
(1891-1962)
Hannah Mary Griffin [2227]
(1890-1977)
Col. Warren Sears Baker, Jr. [1912]
(1917-2006)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Estelle Loyce Outland [1788]

Col. Warren Sears Baker, Jr. [1912] 2

  • Born: 8 Mar 1917, Ft Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 3
  • Marriage: Estelle Loyce Outland [1788] on 10 Mar 1945 in Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi 1
  • Died: 5 Jun 2006, Clinton, Middlesex County, Connecticut at age 89
  • Buried: 17 Jul 2006, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia 4
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bullet  Death Notes:

Cause of Death:
(a) Cardiac Arrest
(b) Restrictive Lung Disease
(c) COPD
(d) atrial fib

bullet  Burial Notes:

Inscription:
Baker, Warren S Jr
Col US Air Force
World War II, Korea
Date of Birth: 03/08/1917
Date of Death: 06/05/2006

Buried at: Section 54 Site 481
Arlington National Cemetery

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census in 1920 in Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. 5 6 7

He appeared on the census in 1930 in Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. 6 7 8

He resided at 39 High St between 1964 and 2006 in Clinton, Middlesex County, Connecticut. 7

He resided at 88 Grove Street between 1961 and 1964 in Clinton, Middlesex County, Connecticut. 7

He resided at 7 Gilbert Street between 1956 and 1961 in Storrs, Tolland County, Connecticut. 6 7 Commanding Officer US Air Force ROTC detachment at the University of Connecticut.



He resided at Narsarssuak Air Base between 1954 and 1956 in Narsarssauk, Greenland. 6 7 Commanding Officer

He resided at 86 North Ash Street in 1920 in Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. 5 6 7

Military: US Air Force, Between 18 Sep 1947 and 31 Jul 1961. 6 7 9 Mar 1947-May 1949, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan
May 1949-Jun 1953, Maxwell Air Base, Montgomery, AL
Faculty at Air Command & Staff School, Air University
Jun 1953- Mar 1955 Gunter Air Base, AL
Base Commander 6671st ABG
Mar 1955-Jun 1957 Narsarssuak Air Base, Greenland
Base Commander
Jun 1957- Jul 1961 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Commander, AF ROTC Detachment and Professor of Air Science



Military: US Army Air Force, 8 Nov 1939 to Mar 1947. 6 7 Nov 1939-Feb 1940, AC-Flying School, Tuscaloosa, AL
Feb 1940-May 1940, AC-Flying School, Randolf Field, TX
May 1940-Jul 1940, AC-Flying School, Kelly Field, TX
Jul 1940-Oct 1940, Randolph Field, TX
Oct 1940-May 1941, AC-Flying School, Gunter Field, AL
May 1941-Dec 1941, AC-Flying School, Macon, GA
Dec 1941-Mar 1945, AC-Flying School, Greenville, MI
Mar 1945-Aug 1945, AC-Flying School, Lockbourne, OH
Aug 1945-Nov 1945, Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson, AZ
Nov 1945-Apr 1946, Army Air Field, Roswell, NM
Apr 1946-Aug 1946, Kwajaland Island, Operation Crossroads
Aug 1946-Mar 1947, Elgin Field, Valpariso, FL

Military: 2nd Lt, US Calvary Reserve, 5 Jul 1938 to 30 Jun 1939. 6 7 6th Regiment US Calvary, Ft Oglethorpe, Catoosa County, Georgia and 315th Regiment US Calvary



He received the Service Ribbons. 6 7 American Defense Service Ribbon
American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
AFLSA w/4 bronze OLCs



He received the National Defense Service Medal 27 Jun 1950 to 27 Jul 1954. 6 7 The National Defense Service Medal is awarded to anyone who serves on active duty in the United States military during a designated time period of which a "national emergency" had been declared, 27 June 1950 to 27 July 1954 for service during the Korean War.




He received the American Campaign Medal. 6 7 The American Campaign Medal was a military decoration of the United States armed forces which was first created in 1942 by order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Originally issued as the "American Theater Ribbon", the decoration was intended to recognize those service members who had performed duty in the American Theater of Operations during the Second World War.



He received the World War II Victory Medal. 6 7 The World War II Victory Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created by an act of Congress in July 1945 . The decoration commemorates military service during the Second World War and is awarded to any member of the United States military, including members of the armed forces of the Government of the Philippine Islands, who served on active duty, or as a reservist, between 7 December 1941 and 31 December 1946 .



He received the Occupation Medal. 6 7 The Army of Occupation Medal is a military decoration of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department in 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the Second World War to recognize those who had performed occupation service in either Germany or Japan.



He received the American Defense Service Medal. 6 7 The American Defense Service Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created in 1941 by Executive Order of President Franklin Roosevelt . The purpose of the American Defense Service Medal is to recognize those members of the U.S. military who had served on active duty before America's entry into the Second World War during the initial years of the European conflict. The medal is therefore authorized to any military member who performed duty between 8 September 1939 and 6 December 1941 .

He received the Air Force Longevity Service Award. 6 7 It is awarded to all service members of the U.S. Air Force who complete four years of honorable active or reserve military service with any branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Air Force Longevity Service Award is a ribbon that replaces the Federal Service Stripes previously worn on the uniform.

He was educated at University of Massachusetts Sep 1934 to Jun 1938 in Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. 6 7

Graduate: BS Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, 1936, Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. 6 7

He was educated at Whitman High School Sep 1930 to Jun 1934 in Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. 6 7

He was educated at Hanson Public Schools Sep 1922 to Jun 1930 in Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. 6 7

Membership: Certified Connecticut Municipal Collector (C.C.M.C.), Madison, New Haven County, Connecticut. 7

He worked as a Tax Collector 1973 to 1993 in Madison, New Haven County, Connecticut. 7

He worked as a Tax Collector 1964 to 1972 in Clinton, Middlesex County, Connecticut. 7

He was buried at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia on 17 Jul 2006. 4 Section 54, grave 481


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Warren married Estelle Loyce Outland [1788] [MRIN: 3], daughter of John Bernard Outland [2325] and Selma Elberta Riddick [2], on 10 Mar 1945 in Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi.1 (Estelle Loyce Outland [1788] was born on 25 Sep 1922 in Newport News, Warwick County, Virginia,10 died on 27 Jul 2007 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut and was buried on 8 Aug 2007 in Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia 11.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

See the document Greenville Post, Vol IV, No 7, p1, 8 on 14 Mar 1945, Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi. Col. Baker Weds Lt. Outland At Chapel
Protestant Chaplain Administers Rites in Military Nuptials

In one of the most impressive ceremonies ever held in the Post Chapel, Warren Sears Baker, Jr., Lt. Col., and Loyce Estelle Outland, Lt. in the Army Nurse Corps were united in marriage at the Post Chapel Saturday night.
Chaplain Joseph W. Peoples performed the double ring ceremony before the alter which bore candelabra holding white tapers, and was decorated with smilax and other flowers.
The bride was given away by Lt. Col. James H. Armstrong, former GAAF Post Surgeon, who came from Craig Field for the occasion. She wore a wedding gown of ivory slipper satin, made on empire lines with the full skirt ending in a long train. The tight-fitting bodice was embroidered in seed pearls and sleeves which ended in calla lily points over her hands. The veil of illusion and chantille lace was caught to a dainty tiara of seed pearls. She carried a bride's bouquet of gardenias, roses, and bridal wreath.
Lt. Kay Custer, of Shillington, Pa., was matron of honor. She wore a frock of sunlight yellow net with tiny matching hat and carried an arm bouquet of pastel shaded flowers in tones of blue and pale pink.
The bridesmaids and matrons were Lt. Margaret Kolosko, Lt. Agnes T. Hickey and Mrs. L. C. Doerr. They wore frocks of sky blue net, made with tiny matching hats carried arm bouquets identical with that of the matron of honor.
The best man was Major John C McConneloug; groomsmen were Maj. L. C. Doerr, Major Roscoe Blackledge, and Major Andrew Santagini.
The guard of honor, which formed an arch of inside the church, was composed of Maj. Jesse L. Hardin, Maj. Arthur A. James, Captain Welles T. Seller, Maj. Roy H. Scott, Major Willis Harpster, and Captain Robert G. Turner, and Capt. Tillman J. Cavert.
Major Fred Schoenoerg sang "I Love Thee" and "Oh Promise Me" be fore the entrance of the bridal party. He was accompanied by Lt. LeRoy Johnson, who also played the traditional wedding marches.
Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held at the Officer's Club which was decorated with southern smilax and white gladioli.
The receiving line was made up of members of the wedding party. The bride's table arranged at one end of the room was covered with a white lace table cloth and held the three-tiered wedding cake in the center. The table was decorated with dainty arrangements of mixed spring flowers. The bride cut the cake with a saber.
Among the out-of-town guests attending were Lieutenant Colonel James H. Armstrong, and Major John McConneloug, Craig Field Ala.

See the document newspaper clipping about 1945. Lt. Loyce Estelle Outland Engaged To Lt. Col. W. S. Baker

Mrs. John Faircloth announced the engagement and approaching marriage of here neice, Lt. Loyce Estelle Outland to Lt. Col. Warren S, Baker, Jr.
The marriage will be solemnized March 10, at 8 in the evening at the post chapel, Greenville Army Air Field, Greenville, Miss.
Lt. Outland was graduated from Newport News high school in 1939, attended Chowan junior college, and was graduated from School of Nursing, Riverside Hospital, in 1941, and has since that time has been a member of the Army Nurses Corps. Lt. Outland is stated at Greenville Army Air Field, Greenfield, Miss.
Col. Baker was graduated from Massachusetts State in 1938 and entered the 6th Calvary at fort Orglethorpe, Georgia. He received his pilot training at Randolph and Kelly Fields, Texas, receiving his wings on July 26, 1940. Col. Baker has served on various assignments at Southern airfields and at present is deputy commander of Greenville Army Air Field.

--- Unknown newspaper clipping


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Sources


1 C E Cocke, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Certificate of Marriage (Washington County, State of Mississippi).

2 Charles T Baker.

3 Florida State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Florida Certificate of Birth (Florida State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, 19 Mar 1917).

4 (www.arlingtoncemetery.org
214 McNair Rd
Arlington, VA 22211
(703) 607-8000).

5 U.S. Census Bureau, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts (3 Jan - 5 Jan 1920).

6 US Census, 1880, Virginia, Nansemond, Cypress, District 53, pg 2d.

7 Vital records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the year 1850, Nantucket Vitals 1850, 1_356.

8 US Census, 1930, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Hanson, District 62, Sheet 7a.

9 US Air Force, Report of Transfer or Discharge (US Air Force, Westover AB, Chicopee Falls, MA, 31 Jul 1961), Recorded by Town Clerk, Clinton Ct, Vol 2 Page 487 on 3 Oct 1961.

10 Commonwealth of Virginia, Birth Certificate.

11 (www.arlingtoncemetery.org
214 McNair Rd
Arlington, VA 22211
(703) 607-8000), Section 54 grave 481.


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