BAKER, Jair Alexander

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Last Name
 
BAKER
Given Names
 
Jair Alexander
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
5/23/1959
Age at Death
 
19
Place of Birth
 
Los Angeles, California
Residence (US)
 
Los Angeles, California
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 04
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C04
Religion
 
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Male
Information on __Source of Death
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
 
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
(student)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
8/26/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Birth Mother
 
Barbara Baker
Birth Father
 
Chris Lewis (uncle)
Siblings
 
Eric Tyrone Baker, Shawn Valgen Baker, Tarik Earl Baker; (cousin) Dana Michelle Lewis
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Jair Baker had all the qualities of a first-born son. Ever-mindful of the example he was setting for his three younger brothers, he was responsible, arrow-straight and always on the lookout for pitfalls. In Jonestown, Jair continued to attend high school classes, and all Edith Roller's journals from February through May 1978 mention him. He was reported for saying he was not happy in Jonestown (ER Jnls 2/78), did best when working with an adult who was a slow learner (4/78), and worked in the brick-making shop. Jair and the shop are shown in the Group Photos album on the "Who Died, a memorial album" Facebook Page, but I had to be assured that the muscular man in the doorway was actually Jair--he had filled out so much from the slender teenager shown in his passport photos. A faithful follower of their stories, Kimberly White-Minter, commented: "Jair what a wonderful guy u were the coolest of the cool!! big brother to all not jus Tarik,Eric and Shawn. Man i miss U, especially you with your cool handsome self, my crush &! may you be happy with your family and the crew on heaven and always watch over us (halo emojis)"” - Kathryn Barbour