From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Baker '79

Date of birth: August 31, 1857

Date of death: September 12, 1890

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

John Howard Baker was admitted to the Naval Academy from Rhode Island on September 15, 1875 at age 18 years 0 months.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about John's life or loss, except that his death occurred on September 12, 1890 in China.

He is buried in Maryland.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Cadet Engineer, 15 September, 1875. Graduated 10 June, 1879. Assistant Engineer, 10 June, 1881. Died 12 September, 1890.

Class of 1879

John is one of 3 members of the Class of 1879 in Memorial Hall.