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
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,
July 4, 1902 –
President Roosevelt declares the Philippines
Wounded in action POW/MIA
Died during active duty
1899 to 1902
Photo submitted by
Donnalee Kabel Houser
75 years old
Cremation at Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago IL
Moved to Hartford from Chicago 15 years prior to his death.
35th Michigan Volunteer Infantry
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
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.
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