|Death: ||May, 1887|
Los Angeles Times
May 18, 1887 pg. 2
Dr. J. S. Baker
The Last Tribute to One Whom All Loved
The funeral of the late Dr. J. S. Baker took place at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. The funeral was very largely attended by citizens and several fraternal societies. The procession was quite long, there being fort-one carriages in line. It was led by eight mounted police and twenty-four on foot, headed by the chief and captain. The City Band followed, after which cambe the uniformed Knights Templar, Knights of Pythias, Stanton Post No. 55 G.A.R. and a squad of uniformed A.O.U.W.
Rev. A. Knighten conducted the services in a most impressive manner. The procession started from the Masonic Hall on First and Spring streets, and marched to Ninth street, where they took carriages and were driven to Rosedale Cemetery.
Conspicuous amongst the decorations on the coffin was the floral tribute of the members of the police force. It consisted of a blanket of roses, four feet six inches in length and thirty-four inches in width. The foundation was a solid bank of white roses, and the blanket lines were marked out in heliotrope, and down the center, in carnations, was the word "Rest". It was a beautiful decoration and goes far to show the esteem in which Dr. Baker was held by the police officers in this city.
The man on whose grave his acquaintences are ready to cast floral tributes must, by reasons of his virtues and great feeling for his fellow-men, have made himself singularly beloved and strangely popular during this career; and such was the case with the deceased, Dr. J. S. Baker. This tribute from the officers of the Los Angeles police force but poorly expresses the feeling of sorrow that spread amongst them at the news of his sudden demise. His friendship for us, as for all men, did n ot float on the surface, nor did the depth of it lack evidence. Proof we had of his interest in us personally, and never was his great heart known to refuse an opportunity to display that charity which is the greatest of three great virtues. To the grave of eternal rest with blessings we consign him to the haven of love unknown to mortals, and with the fervent ernest prayer that his spirit has acquired that "peach which passeth all understanding".
The Police Force of Los Angeles
Note: Civil War Veteran. Company G, 3rd Iowa Cavalry. Memorial Day article listing veterans buried in Rosedale as of May 24, 1891.
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles County
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Record added: Nov 09, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9783320
Co. G., Third Iowa Calvary --Baker, John S. Age 18. Residence Van Buren County, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted Feb. 13, 1864. Mustered Feb. 21, 1864. Mustered out Aug. 10, 1864; Third Sergeant Oct. 29, 1864. Mustered out Aug. 9, 1865, Atlanta, Ga.|
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