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STAFFORD COUNTY

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR VETERANS

In the evening of February 15, 1898, the American battleship, U.S.S. Maine, blew up in Havana harbor. On April 25, 1898, the United States declared war against Spain. The Spanish-American war has often been called the "Splendid Little War." The war ended on August 12, 1898. Five Staffordians served in the Spanish-American War.

ENGLISH, POWHATAN
Born Mar. 13, 1874
Died Mar. 15, 1950, Bur. Arlington National Cemetery
Parents: Sallie C. Withers & Robert T. English
Consort: Bessie Bowling English
Died Jun 24, 1990, Bur. Arlington National Cemetery
Parents: Louisa Butler & Alexander Bowling

GORDON, WILLIAM LINDELL
Born Jan 31, 1879
Died Mar 17, 1945, Bur. Oak Wood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

JETT, LAFONZO
Born: Oct 10, 1879
Died: Oct 30, 1956, Bur. Arlington National Cemetery
Parents: Louise W. Bettis and Stapleton C. Jett
Consort: Nettie B. Jett

LANCASTER, LUTHER U.S. Navy
Born Feb 16, 1872, Stafford County (Lived on George P. King’s farm.)
Died Feb 15, 1898 on the USS Maine at Havana, Cuba
Parents: Sarah Lancaster
Sister: Nellie Lancaster; Brother: Eustace Lancaster

MacGREGOR, CHARLES Hospital Steward
Bur. Aquia Episcopal Church Cemetery.

MacGREGOR, JOHN ALLISTER Pvt. Hospital Corps.
Bur. MacGregor Family Cemetery

Researched, written and contributed by: Homer Musselman

 

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