Thursday, October 7, 2010

I wish I knew


This is my great-grandfathers grave. It's in Arlington. How do you get to be the guy who gets a "big" grave in Arlington? Or, how do you get to bury your 71 spinster daughter at the same plot with you and your wife? He's in Section 1 and I was really impressed to find him during the midst of a military funeral 500 yards away.  So many questions. No answers from Google.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, there, remember how I love to do research?! Your guy was a 1875 West Point graduate, served in the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, and at the time of his death in 1913 was full colonel and commander of the American Army detachment in Manila, Philippines Islands. Three daughters. One, Elise, never married and is buried with her parents in Arlington.
His father was born in Ireland and was himself a Brig. General in the American Civil War (lived in Illinois). Nancy B.

Anonymous said...

Ooops, I mean daughter Anna (1887-1958) never married and is buried there at Arlington with her parents.