He sacrificed his life in Tabriz in 1908 during the Mashruteh Revolution. Howard Baskerville was a young English Language instructor and a missionary member. A young American citizen who had chosen to come to Iran after his graduation from theolgian institutes in the U.S.
When asked about the reason he had chosen to fight the Royalists alongside the people of Tabriz, he said that there were no difference between him and other Tabrizi fellows except the place of birth which would be of no importance anyway.
Hundred years ago he stood for freedom of speach and freedom to chose his own government. At the age of 24 his brave heart was torn by a bullet from the Shah’s soldiers. His tomb , still in Tabriz, is visited by many everyday.