Lawrence Babbitt, Col -, Dover, New Jersey - mentions his lineage including Lawrence Sprague, twin sister, wife of Gen. George H. Weeks

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 - COL LAWRENCES. BABBITT DEAD RetlrecTArmy...
COL LAWRENCES. BABBITT DEAD RetlrecTArmy Officer Whose Father and Son Ar West Point 'Men. Sptcial H Tht Ntw Ytrk Timtt. DOVER. N. J.. Oct 18. CoL Lawrence 8. Babbitt .United States Army, retired, died last night at Hotel Dover, this place, of acute nephritis, after an Illness of thres years. He was graduated from West Point In 1C1, served fn the civil war and the Indian campaign of 1S78 and 1879, and was twice brevetted for gallantry In action. Cot Babbitt was successively In command of St? Louis, Fort Monroe. San Antonio, Bericla arsenals, and lastly, until his retirement retirement In 1103, commandant at tho United States powder depot jPlcatlnay, CoL Babbitt wa a son of E. B. Be.bbltt, who served in the civil and Mexican wars, a grandson of Cot Lawrence Bprague of the war of 1812. and greatgrandson of Major Major E. 3. Babbitt who commanded Connecticut Connecticut troops at tha siege of Loulttbourg. CoL Babbltt'a son Is Capt E. B. Babbitt Ordnance Department United States Army, CoL Babbitt s father. Gen. Babbitt and his son. like himself, were graduates ef West Point There are only two other like instances of three successive generations on the rolls, of West Point Grant and Casey. Col. Babbitt ts survived by a widow, the daughter of the late Gen. Charles Mc-DougalL Mc-DougalL Mc-DougalL United States Army, who served In the Seminole war; a son, Capt Babbitt and a twin sister, the wife of Gen. George H. Weeks. United States Army, retired. The interment will be on Monday in Arlington Arlington Cemetery, at Washington. . -

Clipped from The New York Times17 Oct 1903, SatPage 9

The New York Times (New York, New York)17 Oct 1903, SatPage 9
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