Topic: Spanish-American War

Pulaski County Georgia Spanish-American War Records

Compared with the numbers engaged in the War Between the States, the armies that met to determine the fate of Cuba were small. Georgia as a State was called on for two regiments of twelve companies each, and there was great rivalry as to which of the military organizations already formed should go. Hawkinsville at the time had a company, the Pulaski Volunteers, that volunteered their service, but they were declined. Three regiments were made up from Georgia’s National Guard, but neither of these saw service on the firing line. Two of them never left the State, though encamped at Chickamauga, and the third did garrison duty in Cuba after the cessation of hostilities. Mr. J. B. McDuffie was a First Lieutenant in this regiment. An additional regiment was organized in Georgia, however, known as the Third U. S. Vol. Inf., and was named “Rays Immunes,” a company which was officered by Hawkinsville men, and its nucleus was formed here. This company was recruited by Mr. J. D. Rooney and he was mustered into service as Colonel of the last-named regiment. The company was organized by T. C. Taylor, Esq. Nine men were mustered in on the 9th of June in Macon and returned to Hawkinsville and took quarters at the old Chautauqua building, where recruits were taken. By June 21st, thirty-two had been enlisted. On the 22nd the...

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Brown County, Kansas Spanish American War Soldiers

Brown county men enlisted in Spanish American war. They are listed first by town and then alphabetically. If you can provide further details on the enlistment information of any of these people, we’d be happy to share it with our readers. Baker Samuel P. Bachar Everest Orville E. Atwood David K. Sharp Fairview Alfred C. Pouts Samuel S. Garland Horace L. Tripp Hiawatha R. H. Bates Wm. Brown Herman Brown W. W. Beymer Perry C. Chase Homer O. Cunningham John J. Chandler Frank Clark Elliot A Davis James B. Eaton Amos E. Embrie Chas. L Finley Frederick J. Gaston Dane Gephart D. F. Hamler O. B. Hamler Joe W. Horn James B. Hopkins Henry Harvey John Huddleson Chas. C. Henry Robert J. Johnson Louis G. Jones Landon M. Kelsey Ed. K. Lawrence Ed R. Lockwood Kirk Lewis W. J. McWilliams L Q. McNitt Will McCarty J. E. Merritt Elmer Mider Henry Moyer Merton B. Neff D. J. F. Nowles Benj. F. Nibert John Orey E. E. Phillips Warren B. Parks Charles Prewitt John Resor Wm. H. Robinson Benj. Reeves Chas. Sprague O. E. Schupp R. B. Schupp Thos. D. Smith M. B. Smith H. J. Seburn George Stewart John Schlax George Swartz Leon D. Terreo Vernon Tobie George Van Hook Chas. B. Vair William E. White Miram White Orville W. Wood Horton E. R. Bigsby Francis Coatney Wallace E....

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Biographical Sketch of Paul Pinckney

Under the head of “The Press” comes the name of Paul Pinckney, one of the foremost newspaper men of the county, and editor and proprietor of the San Mateo Times. Mr. Pinckney was born in South Carolina on March 24, 1869. His early education was accomplished in the common-schools and supplemented by a course under private tutors. At fifteen, instead of going to college he decided to see the world as both his parents had passed away. Ever since this he has “been seeing the world” through the eyes of a newspaper man, serving in the capacity of both reporter and editor. He was the editor for two years of the Southern Home Journal, a literary magazine of Jackson, Mississippi;, whence it was moved to Memphis, Tennessee. He served three years in the Spanish American War in the Philippines as steward in the medical department, being called upon to act in many responsible capacities. After the war he was reporter on the San Francisco Chronicle, going from this position to San Mateo, where on September 12, 1903 he acquired a half interest in the San Mateo Times and made that sheet a prosperous one. In 1910 he purchased Mr. Henry Thiel’s interest, and became sole owner. Mr. Pinckney helped to organize the San Mateo Board of Trade In 1905, now the Chamber of Commerce, and has been Its secretary...

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Biographical Sketch of Fred A. Cunningham

South San Francisco has a reputation of getting almost everything it goes after for the reason that most of its big men are unselfishly imbued with civic pride and interest, or in the language of the streets are “live ones.” Among these “live ones” is Fred A. Cunningham, real estate dealer and trustee and formerly mayor of South San Francisco. Mr. Cunningham is a worker for South San Francisco and the county at large. He was one of the organizers and is at present a member of the Board of Governors of the San Mateo County Development Association. He was a potent factor in the campaign for $1,250,000 good roads bonds, the lower rates fight and other undertakings of the association. In a like manner he has been one of the most active members of the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Cunningham is engaged in the real estate and insurance business, being manager of E. E. Cunningham & Co. He is also one of the principal stockholders and a director of the Peninsula Rapid Transit Company. Mr. Cunningham has been city trustee since 1912 and during that time he has served a term as mayor of South San Francisco. Fred A. Cunningham was born in Falls City, Nebraska, April 6, 1872. He completed his education which was begun in the Nebraska schools at the Salina Normal School,...

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Hawaii History 1527 – 1926

The following pages provides a timeline of important events in the written history of Hawaii. Hawaii, a small group of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, has played a critical roll in the history of the United States. Most especially during the Spanish American War and World War II. Our timeline takes Hawaii history through its “discovery” and up until 1926. 1527-1786 1527 Supposed arrival of two shipwrecked Spaniards at Keei, Kona, Hawaii. 1555 Discovery of the Hawaiian Islands by Juan Gateau, pilot-navigator, Claimed by Spanish archivists. 1736 Kamehamecha the Great born. November. (The year, however, is controversial, and may have been about 1750.) 1740 Paleioholani, king of Oahu, on passage to Molokai, said to have sighted a foreign ship. 1752 Kalaniopuu, king of western Hawaii, ruling when Capt. Cook visited the Islands, born. 1768 Kaahumanu born at Kauiki, East Maui, of Keeaumoku, the great chief and general of Kamehameha, and Namahana, his wife, ex-queen of Maui. Kaahumanu became wife of Kamehameha and gave practical aid, after 1820, to the missionaries in establishing Christianity among her people, while she was premier (kuhina nui). 1778 Discovery of Hawaiian Islands (Kauai and Oahu), by Capt. James Cook, British navy, in the ships Resolution and Discovery, while en route from South Seas to the Northwest Arctic Passage, anchoring off Waimea, Kauai. January 18. On return voyage from the Northwest Passage...

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Biography of William Horner Cocke

With various corporate interests William Horner Cocke has been closely associated, these various business enterprises benefiting by the stimulus of his industry, keen sagacity and capable management. He has made for himself a most creditable position in business circles and since 1908 has been president and general manager of the Commercial Acid Company which in 1918 became the Southern Acid & Sulphur Company of St. Louis, while with various other concerns he is also associated as stockholder or official. He was born in City Point, Virginia, September 12, 1874. His father, Henry Teller Cocke, was born in Prince George county, Virginia, October 5, 1841, and came of English ancestry, the family having been founded in Surry county, Virginia, in 1684. Representatives in the direct line remained In Prince George county, which was formerly a part of Surry county until William H. Cocke left Missouri in 1894 or for a period of two hundred and ten years. They were always prominent in the social and political life of Virginia. Henry Teller Cocke served for four years with the Prince George Cavalry of the Confederate army and in days of peace devoted his time to farming and merchandising. He married Elizabeth Welsh Horner in December, 1870. She was born April 3, 1848, at Warrenton, Virginia, and was also of English lineage, the Horners having first settled at Port Tobacco, Maryland, but...

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Biography of Fred Warren Bailey, M. D.

Dr. Fred Warren Bailey, a St. Louis surgeon, was born in Minier, Tazewell county, Illinois, September 30, 1876. His father was Dr. G. O. Bailey, also a native of that state and of Scotch descent, their family having been founded in America in early colonial days. The family was represented in the Revolutionary war and has sent its representatives to each of the succeeding wars of the country, including the Indian war. Dr. G. O. Bailey was a graduate of McKendree College at Lebanon, Illinois, where he won his Bachelor of Science degree and later he pursued a course of study in Rush Medical College of Chicago, which in 1865 conferred upon him the M. D. degree. He then continued to devote his attention to his profession until his death, which occurred in Los Angeles, California, in 1916, when he was seventy three years of age. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Helen Gertrude Arnold, was a native of New York and belonged to one of the old families of that state of Scotch and English descent. She can trace her ancestry directly back to Oliver Cromwell and also to Sir Walter Scott. She is now a resident of Los Angeles, California. Dr. Fred Warren Bailey was the fifth child in a family of four sons and five daughters. He obtained a public school education in Tazewell...

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Biography of Robert Lee Orcutt

Robert Lee Orcutt, president of the General Warehousing Company of St. Louis, was born in this city October 7, 1879. His father, Rosalvo E. Orcutt, was a representative of an old English family and is now living retired. He married Annie Rose in St. Johns, New Brunswick, and they became the parents of five sons and two daughters. Robert L. Orcutt, the sixth in order of birth, was educated in the Cote Brilliant Grammar school, which he attended to the age of seventeen years and then turned his attentions to the storage and moving business, becoming associated with the firm of Orcutt & Company, with whom he remained until January 1, 1920. He started out in his business career as office boy, and has steadily advanced through intermediate positions and promotions until he has reached the presidency of the company, having in the meantime filled the positions of solicitor, bookkeeper, secretary and vice president. On the 1st of January, 1920, he became president of the General Warehousing Company, which is one of the largest organizations of this kind in the country. Their members include the Langan & Taylor Storage & Moving Company, the R. U. Leonori Auction & Storage Company, the American Storage & Moving Company and the J. Brown Storage Company. Mr. Orcutt is now the executive head of the organization and his long experience with the Orcutt...

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Biography of Lawrence Boogher

In the forty-six years of his residence in St. Louis, covering the entire period of his life, Lawrence Boogher has measured up to the highest standards of manhood and citizenship, devoted to all those interests which are worth while as factors in the upbuilding of city, commonwealth and country. In business circles, too, he has made a creditable place. He was born April 18, 1874, his parents being Simon L. and Sophia (Hogan) Boogher, who were natives of Frederick county, Maryland, and of Alton, Illinois, respectively. He is descended in both the paternal and maternal lines from ancestors who rendered valuable aid to the country in the Revolutionary war as members of the Colonial army. His mother was a daughter of the Hon. John Hogan, postmaster of St. Louis under President James Buchanan and representative to congress from the tenth district of Missouri. He was one of the distinguished representatives of the democratic party in this city during the middle portion of the nineteenth century. Simon L. Boogher removed from Maryland to St. Louis in 1858 and first engaged in the shoe trade as a jobber, but afterward directed his efforts into other lines becoming one of the organizers of the Rainwater-Boogher Hat Company, a large wholesale hat manufacturing concern. In the development and management of this enterprise he displayed the spirit of initiative in carefully devised plans, combined...

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Biography of Captain Augustus Joseph Hiner

Captain Augustus Joseph Hiner of St. Louis, captain and pilot of Mississippi river steamboats, was born in Covington, Kentucky, December 17, 1860, and was but seven years of age when brought to Missouri in 1867 by his parents, David Augustus and Desdemona Amanda (Gorman) Hiner, the former a native of Hamilton county, Ohio, while the latter was born in Selma, Alabama. Captain Hiner pursued a high school course at Mexico, Missouri, and when seventeen years of age started out to learn piloting on the Mississippi river between St. Louis and New Orleans. He received his license from the government in 1881 and has since followed the profession. During his active career he had occasion to pilot: The Battleship Mississippi in May, 1909, from New Orleans to Natchez, Mississippi, and return; in May, 1911, the Battleship Idaho from New Orleans to Vicksburg and return; and in May, 1912, the Battleship Nebraska from New Orleans to Vicksburg and return. These were some of the largest ships of the navy at that time. He also piloted the government lighthouse tender Oleander in 1910 between St. Louis and New Orleans, with President W. H. Taft on board, when he was making an inspection trip of the rivers through the Mississippi valley in connection with the deep waterway’s passage. Captain Hiner was also pilot on the same vessel for seven years, but has recently...

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Biography of Charles W. Holtcamp

Charles W. Holtcamp, serving for the fourth term as probate judge of the city of St. Louis, also identified with important business interests and prominent in Masonic circles as a thirty-third degree member, was born in Decatur, Illinois, September 1, 1859. His father, Charles Holtcamp, a native of Germany, was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church for more than sixty years. His mother, Mrs. Catherine Holtcamp, was born in Ohio. After attending the public schools Charles W. Holtcamp continued his education at Illinois College of Jacksonville, Illinois, and next became a student in the law department of the Washington University in St. Louis, from which he was graduated with the class of 1882. He received the degree of Bachelor of Laws from Washington University upon his graduation from that institution and that of Master of Arts from Illinois College in 1911. Following the completion of his law course he entered upon the active practice of his profession. Through the intervening period he has been closely associated therewith both as a practitioner in the courts and since January, 1907, as judge of the probate court of the city of St. Louis. To this office he has been four times elected for terms of four years each, so that at the close of his present term he will have served in the position for sixteen consecutive years. He has always...

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Biography of John W. Cook

John W. Cook, engaged in the insurance business in the Merchants Exchange building in St. Louis, was born in Fayette county, Ohio, July 20, 1878. His father, Major James F. Cook, who served the Union cause with distinction in the Civil war, was a farmer and a republican political leader. His mother, Mary Augusta (Myers) Cook, was the daughter of the Hon. John L. Myers of Ohio. Mr. Cook was educated in the public schools of Washington Court House, Ohio, supplemented by a business college course in St. Louis. In 1899 Mr. Cook located in St. Louis, engaging in the real estate and insurance business. He was the first manager of the Frisco building, Ninth and Olive streets, but resigned this position to engage exclusively in the insurance field. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American war Mr. Cook responded to President McKinley’s first call for volunteers. He saw active service in the Rest. Indies campaign, with the First Division of the Army of the Gulf, as a member of the Fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Studying the trend of the times Mr. Cook foresaw America’s entrance into the World war, and, believing that all men up to forty-five years of age would be called for service, he began individual preparations by taking a course in the officers’ training school of the First Missouri National Guard, after which he went to...

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Biography of Lieutenant Colonel Paul C. Hunt

Within a month after America had declared a state of war with Germany, Lieutenant Colonel Paul C. Hunt had enlisted for service and after training in America and active duty overseas he was sent with the Army of Occupation into Germany, following the signing of the armistice. Since his return he has concentrated his efforts and attention upon commercial interests in Jefferson City as a dealer in stationery and office supplies. He was born in New York city, July 10, 1877, a son of Paul and Kate Chapman (Clayton) Hunt, the former a native of Massachusetts and the latter of Illinois. The parents came to Missouri when their son Paul was but eleven months old, the family home being established in St. Louis, where the father engaged in the real estate business. He was also very active in all uplift work, was a stalwart champion of the public schools and an earnest supporter of the church. He was largely instrumental in establishing and developing three different churches in South St. Louis and his aid and influence were ever on the side of right and reform, progress and improvement. At all times he was actuated by a most progressive spirit, and the state lost u most substantial citizen when he passed away on the 5th of March, 1911. Colonel Hunt, after obtaining a common and high school education in St....

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Biography of Floyd Stewart, M.D.

Dr. Floyd Stewart, formerly connected professionally with the United States army and navy for several years, is now engaged in the private practice of medicine in St. Louis, making a specialty of genito-urinary diseases. A native of Georgia, he was born at Thomaston, October 20, 1873, a son of the late Alcee W. Stewart, who was born in Louisiana and was of Scotch descent. His grandfather was Samuel Stewart, who was born in County Down, Ireland, and was a lineal descendant of the family of Stewart that formerly reigned in Scotland and England. Samuel Stewart came to America in 1816. He was an architect by profession and was married in New Orleans in 1833, continuing a resident of this country until his death, which occurred in 1868. His wife bore the maiden name of Marguerite Nisida Giquel and was a daughter of J. B. F. and Elizabeth (de St. Romes) Giquel, the latter’s father being Colonel de St. Romes, who was engineer in chief of the French colonies of the West Indies and was made chevalier of the Order of St. Louis in 1755 by order of Louis XV. Alcee W. Stewart, son of Samuel Stewart and father of Dr. Floyd Stewart, was reared and educated in New Orleans and at St. Timothy’s Hall, Catonsville, near Baltimore, Maryland, and was valedictorian of his class in 1858. Prior to the...

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Biography of Herman W. Bundy, M. D.

Herman W. Bundy, M. D. As a physician and surgeon Doctor Bundy enjoys the complete confidence and most of the patronage of the community in and around Pesotum, where he has practiced actively for the last five years. Doctor Bundy is a Kansas man by birth, having been born at Nickerson, March 11, 1879. His parents, Isaac Newton and Helena (Smithson) Bundy, were both born in Ohio. His father was an attorney who enjoyed a good practice and name as an orator in eastern Illinois, and it is recalled that he stumped the district for Joe Cannon when that Illinois celebrity made his first race for Congress. From Illinois Isaac N. Bundy moved to Nickerson, Kansas, and he died at Hutchinson in that state at the age of forty-three. His wife died in 1882. They had three children: Dr. C. D. Bundy, of Sadorus; Ralph P., an attorney at Zionsville, Indiana; and Dr. Herman W. Bundy. Doctor Bundy grew up in the home of his maternal grandparents in Champaign County. He was still continuing his studies in high school when at the age of eighteen he enlisted with Company M at Champaign for service in the Spanish American War. After he was mustered out he returned home and finished the high school course at Tolono. In 1901 he entered the University of Illinois, took three years of special work...

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