Alvin G. Baker

Company B 22nd Infantry

DOD 04/23/1900



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, 1899
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
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Section NA Site 253



Grave marker for Alvin G. Baker

Photo by Carol
from the
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