Alvin G. Baker
Company B 22nd Infantry
Alvin G. Baker was born in Jackson County, Kansas in 1877.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company B of the 22nd Infantry on May 27,
at Leavenworth, Kansas. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 6 feet tall, had dark brown hair,
blue eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Clerk.
Private Baker died of variola (
smallpox ) at the 2nd Division Base Hospital at Angeles,
Island of Luzon, while serving with the 22nd Infantry in the Philippines.
Listing of Alvin G. Baker's death and
original burial (marked by the red star) in the report written by
2nd Lieutenant Frederick B. Kerr, Commanding Officer Company B 22nd Infantry, January 2, 1901.
Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway
Alvin G. Baker was buried in the
military cemetery at Angeles, Philippines,
and his body was later returned to the United States aboard the transport Logan
on March 29, 1901. He was interred at San Francisco, California in April 1901.
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco County
Plot: Section NA Site 253
Grave marker for Alvin G. Baker
Photo by Carol
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