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BAIRD Marion Simms, Jr.

BAIRD Marion Simms, Jr.

Male 1918 - 2009

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  • Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  25 Feb 1918 
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  27 Jan 1921  [1
    Education  1938  Claremont, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Claremont High School 
    Education  1944  Hampton, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hampton Roads Business College 
    Employment  1939-1944  Newport News, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock 
    Military  1944-1946 
    U.S. Army 
    • MSgt, Medical Corps
    Employment  1944-1976 
    US Civil Service 
    Religion  Newport News, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Methodist - First United Meth Ch 
    Residence  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    A lifetime resident of Surry County 
    Died  27 Sep 2009  Newport News, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Cause: Parkinsons 
    Address:
    The Chesapeake Retirement Community 
    Buried  29 Sep 2009  Newport News, VA (Peninsula Memorial Park) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • An avid researcher since retirement, he prepared several family histories, and in 2002 published a large book about his hometown, entitled 'CLAREMONT On The James,' following 10 years of research.

      Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mable Cox Baird; his brother, Horace H. Baird and his wife, Pat of Colonial Heights; sister-in-law, Marjorie A. Baird of Surry; two nieces, Alice Baird Curtis and her husband, Barry of Colonial Heights; June Baird Edwards and her husband, Jerry of Midlothian; a great-niece, Kimberly Curtis of Charlottesville; and two great-nephews, Wesley Edwards of Richmond and Jeffery Edwards of Blacksburg.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Wesley Baird; and sisters, Mary Florence Baird and Dorothy Baird.

      Mr. Baird was employed in the Time Study Dept. of Newport News Shipbuilding and DryDock Co., from 1939-1944.
      He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps (Hospital Train Unit) from 1944-1946, rising rapidly to Master Sergeant (Sgt. Major). Upon leaving the service, entered Government Civil Service, serving in Richmond, Washington, Philadelphia, Ft. Belvoir and Ft. Monroe, where he retired in 1976. He then became Customer Service Manager at Leggett in Newmarket North Mall for 13 years, retiring in 1989. He had received many awards from the Army and Leggett.

      A lifelong dedicated Methodist, he was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Newport News since 1975, teaching the Ladies Bible Class for 20 years, was an usher, and served as President of the United Methodist Men. He had served in many capacities in his home church, Claremont United Methodist Church, where he had been a church Lay Leader, Sunday School teacher and Superintendent, Official Board Chairman, and a Lay Speaker. He later became active in Trinity United Methodist Church in Alexandria and was President of the United Methodist Men. In 1995, he was awarded a Life Membership in the United Methodist Men, and in 2006, he received the United Methodist Men's James Award from the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. He had earlier published a history of the Virginia Conference United Methodist Men, said to be the first Conference-level United Methodist Men history. He served on the Peninsula District Board of Laity and Council on Ministries, the Virginia Conference Historical Society and was Conference United Methodist Men Historian.
    Person ID  I2833  Booth Family
    Last Modified  17 May 2015 

    Father  BAIRD Marion Simms, Sr.,   b. 23 Aug 1895, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1973 
    Mother  BAUGH Nannie Proctor,   b. 5 Jun 1895, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1989 
    Married  11 Mar 1914 
    Family ID  F1006  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Claremont High School - 1938 - Claremont, Surry County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Hampton Roads Business College - 1944 - Hampton, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock - 1939-1944 - Newport News, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - First United Meth Ch - - Newport News, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Parkinsons - 27 Sep 2009 - Newport News, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Sep 2009 - Newport News, VA (Peninsula Memorial Park) Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Baird: Marion Simms, Jr.
    Baird: Marion Simms, Jr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S999] Lewis Delony Baugh and His Descendants, John Cryer Baugh IV (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S330] GenExchange, GenExchange (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S200] Obituary from newspaper, Virginian - Pilot, Norfolk, Va (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S360] Obituary- Daily Press (Reliability: 3).


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