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Sherman Howard Baker
and Manerva Sergent

Sherman Howard Baker and Manerva Sergent
Clarence Dow Baker - Son of Sherman Howard Baker and Manerva Sergent
Sherman Howard Baker b 22 Aug 1885 Colson, Letcher Co KY d 2 Dec 1966 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; buried Baker Cemetery, Colson, Letcher Co KY; s/o Henry Baker and Martha Catherine Taylor. Sherman Howard Baker m. 10 Sept 1904 Letcher Co KY to Manerva Sergent b 1 Oct 1887 Democrat, Letcher Co KY d 1 Sept 1971 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; buried Baker Cemetery, Colson, Letcher Co KY; d/o David Andrew Sergent and Nancy Jane Bagwell. Children of Sherman Howard Baker and Manerva Sergent;

1. Clarence Dow Baker b 14 Oct 1905 Beaver Dam, Letcher Co KY d 6 Oct 1973 Charlestown, Clark Co IN; m. Gladys McGeorge. Clarence Dow Baker m. Nora G Baker.

2. Belva Cinda Baker b 21 Mar 1907 Beaver Dam, Democrat, Letcher Co KY d 20 Oct 1969 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH; m. May 1931 to Paul Frederick DeNoma b 5 Jun 1907 Saganaw MI d 5 Nov 1967 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH. Children of Paul Fredrick Denoma and Belva Cinda Baker; i. Harold Dean DeNoma b 17 Sept 1930 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH d 2002 ii. Wanda Lea DeNoma b 19 Feb 1933 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH d 19 Sept 1998 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH iii. Catherine June DeNoma b 19 Nov 1940 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH d 9 Aug 2008 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH

3. Minnie Marilda Baker b 17 Aug 1908 Democrat, Letcher Co KY d 12 Apr 1988 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. 25 Mar 1930 Wise Co VA to Luther Bates b 4 Oct 1907 d 3 Dec 1985 Letcher Co KY; s/o Ireland Bates and Cordia Hall.

4. Ethel Baker b 7 Feb 1910 Democrat, Letcher Co KY d 7 Feb 1910 Democrat, Letcher Co KY

5. Martha C Baker b 3 Dec 1912 Democrat, Letcher Co KY; m. 19 Sept 1931 to Raymond Brown

6. Clifford Orville Baker b 28 Dec 1913 Democrat, Letcher Co KY d 6 Oct 1966 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY d 6 Oct 1966 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. 30 Jul 1937 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA to Martha Maudree Goldie Craft b 27 Jul 1912 Belvia, Letcher Co KY d 9 Jun 2011 MO; buried Evergreen Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d/o Nathaniel Henderson Craft and Sarah Birdie Webb.

7. Coetta Baker b 16 Apr 1915 Democrat, Letcher Co KY d 25 Jan 2002; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. 6 Jun 1935 to Cossie Earl Fields b 15 Oct 1911 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY d 12 Jul 1983; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; s/o William Edward Fields and Jennie Paulina Holbrook.

8. Catherine Baker b 12 Jan 1917 Democrat, Letcher Co KY; m. 24 Sept 1934 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to George Sherer

9. Carl Kermit Baker b 12 Sept 1918 Democrat KY d 6 Oct 2008 Whitesburg ARH, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; m. Mar 1948 Whitesburg KY to Thursa Kiser b 10 Jul 1927 Letcher Co KY d 5 Oct 2016 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; age 89; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; Findagrave 170920189; d/o Charles Kiser and Maudie Gibson.

10. Ida Baker (twin) b 18 Mar 1922 Democrat, Letcher Co KY d 18 Mar 1922 Democrat, Letcher Co KY

11. Ada Baker (twin) b 18 Mar 1922 Democrat, Letcher Co KY d 18 Mar 1922 Democrat, Letcher Co KY

12. James Henry Baker b 20 Apr 1924 KY d 28 Feb 2004 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY d 28 Feb 2004 Sandlick, Letcher Co KY; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; military service, coxswain, U.S. Navy, WWII; m. 20 May 1950 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to Tommie Faye Frazier b 22 Feb 1932 d 11 Oct 2009; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY.

13. Edward Ray Baker b 28 Oct 1929 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY d 27 Nov 2009 Letcher Co KY; m. 24 Dec 1949 Fleming, Letcher Co KY to Ruth Addington b 1930; d/o James A Addington and Nola Reed.


Clarence D Baker
United States World War II
Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Name: Clarence D Baker; Military Service; 28 Jul 1942; Paintsville, KY; Race, White; Citizen; Birth Year: 1905 Birth Place: Kentucky Education Level: 4 years of college. Civilian Occupation: Teacher and Principal. Marital Status: Single, without dependents. Military Rank: Private. Army Branch: Signal Corps. Army Component: Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status)


Clarence Baker Makes Final
Appeal To Voters In Race
For County Tax Commissioner
The Mountain Eagle, Whitesburg, Kentucky
Thursday, October 29, 1953

Dear Friends and Voters of Letcher County: Since election time is so close, I suppose this will be my final appeal to you for your support in electing me as your Tax Commissioner. I have tried and am still hoping to see each one of you personally before November 3, but being a man greatly handicapped, by several operations upon my legs after leaving the Army. I think it will be impossible for me to get to each house in Letcher County.

First, I would like to tell you briefly who I am. I am a great grandson of the late Rev. Elijah Baker who settled in the Hemphill area many years ago, and great nephew of Judge S. E. Baker, a grand son of the late Henry Baker who spent the greater part of his life near Beaver Dam Creek on Rock House, and the son of Sherman Baker who now resides on Sandlick Creek. On my mothers side, I am a descendant of the late Andy Sergent who settled in the Cumberland River Section some time in the early 1800's being a grand son of "Uncle Dave" Sergent who lived on Indian Creek in the Rockhouse area.

I have lived in Letcher County all my life, taught school since 1925 with the exception of the three years I was connected with the U. S. Army, also a coal miner and farmer. Now I am 100 per cent unable to do manual labor and must depend upon some kind of office work. I have an A. B. Degree from Eastern Ky., State Teachers College and as a student of Government and Economics, and having successfully passed the state examination given to prospective Tax Commissioners. I believe that I am qualified to serve you taxpayers satisfactorily. The one promise that I want to leave with you is this: "If and when I am elected I will fight your battles here and at Frankfort to the best of my ability, never to discriminate against a person or persons because of differences, politically, religiously, race or creed and in the words of one of our greatest statesmen, "With love for all and malice toward no one."

In advance, my wife and children and I thank you from the bottom of our hears for anything you may do for us in securing this office.

I do not now, nor have never had any help from the government because they say my injury was not service connected.

Clarence Baker


1910 Letcher Co KY Precinct 3 ED 147
170 170 Baker Sherman Head M W 24 M1 6 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
170 170 Baker Manervia Wife F W 23 M1 6 3 3 KY KY KY
170 170 Baker Clarence Son M W 4 S KY KY KY
170 170 Baker Belvia Daughter F W 2 S KY KY KY
170 170 Baker Minnie Daughter F W 1 S KY KY KY


1920 Letcher Co KY Democrat ED 62
80 80 Baker Sherman Head M W 34 M KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
80 80 Baker Minerva Wife F W 32 MY KY KY KY
80 80 Baker Clarence Son M W 14 S KY KY KY Laborer Home Farm
80 80 Baker Belvia Daughter F W 12 S KY KY KY
80 80 Baker Minnie Daughter F W 11 S KY KY KY
80 80 Baker Martha Daughter F W 8 S KY KY KY
80 80 Baker Clifford Son M W 6 S KY KY KY
80 80 Baker Coetta Daughter F W 4 S KY KY KY
80 80 Baker Catharine Daughter F W 3 S KY KY KY
80 80 Baker Kermit Son M W 1 2/12 S KY KY KY


1930 Letcher Co KY Rockhouse ED 13
48 49 Baker Sherman Head 1500 M W 44 M 19 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
48 49 Baker Manerva Wife H F W 42 M 18 KY KY KY
48 49 Baker Clarence Son M W 25 S KY KY KY
48 49 Baker Belva Daughter F W 23 S KY KY KY
48 49 Baker Martha Daughter F W 18 S KY KY KY
48 49 Baker Clifford Son M W 16 S KY KY KY
48 49 Baker Coetta Daughter F W 15 S KY KY KY
48 49 Baker Kathern Daughter F W 13 S KY KY KY
48 49 Baker Kermit Son M W 11 S KY KY KY
48 49 Baker James Son M W 6 KY KY KY
48 49 Baker Edward Son M W 5/12 S KY KY KY


1940 Letcher Co KY Indian Creek District 3
330 Baker Sherman Head M W 55 M KY Farmer General Farm
330 Baker Manerva Wife F W 52 M KY
330 Baker Clarence Son M W 34 S KY Teacher Public School
330 Baker Kermit Son M W 22 S KY Farming Farm
330 Baker James Son M W 16 S KY Farming Farm
330 Baker Edward Son M W 10 S KY


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