Capt Francis Henderson Baker Sr.

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Capt Francis Henderson Baker Sr.

Birth
Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 3 Mar 1880 (aged 47)
Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Plot 2ND A E lot 19
Memorial ID 90537044 · View Source
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Son of David D. & Julia J. Baker. Married on February 14, 1863 in Norfolk, Virginia to Elizabeth Armstrong daughter of William M. & Adelaide Armstrong.
He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in the class of 1853.

From FAG contributor Mark Maxwell;
Naval Academy Class of 1853.

Capt. Baker was the commander of USS CONSTITUTION (Old Ironsides) from 02AUG1879 to 25SEP1879. He had previously served in Constitution as Acting Midshipman, 1848-50. Sudden illness forced Captain Baker’s hospitalization and then detachment. In the interim, 25 September – 1 October 1879, Lieutenant Commander Theodore Freylinghausen Jewell, the ship’s Executive Officer, acted as Commanding Officer.


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  • Created by: Saratoga
  • Added: 21 May 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 90537044
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Francis Henderson Baker Sr. (Apr 1832–3 Mar 1880), Find a Grave Memorial no. 90537044, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Saratoga (contributor 46965279) .