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1898               «   Spanish-American War   »            1902

Brief Spanish American War timeline
May 1, 1898
–  First Battle of the Spanish-American War: Admiral George Dewey destroys the Spanish fleet at Battle of Manila Bay

July 25 – August 13, 1989
– Last battle of Spanish-American War: U.S. and Philippine troops defeat Spanish troops in Battle of Manila

December 10, 1898
Treaty of Paris signed US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines. Cuba independent of Spain; under U.S. military control for three years until May 20, 1902
July 4, 1902
–  President Roosevelt declares the Philippines pacified.

Killed in Action       Wounded in action       POW/MIA      Died during active duty
Clark, Warren
Warren Clark - Corporal
b                d

In service
1899 to 1902


April, 2009
Photo submitted by
Donnalee Kabel Houser

Kehlman, Charles
b                 d 3-12-1943
    Germany          Hartford MI
75 years old
Cremation at Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago IL

Moved to Hartford from Chicago 15 years prior to his death.


Simpson, Nathan
35th Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Commanding Quartermaster,
45th U.S. Volunteers serving
2 years in the Philippines,
Detailed Chief Quartermaster
3rd District Department of
Southern Buzon on General Bell’s staff during an active campaign.
b 10-12-1862       d 4-28-1925
Carlton NY       Jackson MI
Age 62y, 6m, 16d
In service
1898 to 6-1901

After returning to Hartford and in November 1904, he was elected a member of the State Legislature from Van Buren County. 

He later served as Deputy Auditor General until appointed Warden of the Michigan State Prison at Jackson in 1910.

Appointed a member of the State Tax Commission in 1916.

Married Miss Harriet Duncombe, daughter of Charles Duncombe
of Keeler MI on 4-13-1886.

Information from the book
History of Hartford
The first 100 years

by Charles A. Spaulding


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