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Col. John Theodore French, Jr.

Col. John Theodore French, Jr.[1]

Male 1854 - 1909  (55 years)

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  • Name John Theodore French  [2
    Prefix Col. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 27 Apr 1854  Taunton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave Address:
    42330324 
    Died 10 Aug 1909  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Arlington National Cemetery 
    Person ID I3360  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 

    Father John Theodore French,   b. 24 Aug 1824, Fall River, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1898, Taunton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Harriet Maria Wentworth,   b. 1 May 1824, Raynham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1895, Taunton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1850  Taunton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Helen Douglas Thompson,   b. 1863, Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1889, Fort Snelling, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1882  Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Theodore French,   b. 10 Jun 1883, West Point, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1888, Fort Snelling, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F4025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mildred Van Reed Smith,   b. 11 Dec 1866,   d. 13 Jul 1955  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1891  [1
    Children 
     1. Valarie Davenport French,   b. 13 Feb 1898, Columbus Barracks, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nancy Makepeace French,   b. 9 Oct 1899, Lebanon, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anna May French,   b. CA 1900, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jaqueline Theodora French,   b. 20 Nov 1903, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F4026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
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    Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • A graduate of West Point in 1876; had a notable career as a tactician and authority on military evolutions and gained fame in the Indian expeditions; for service under Gen. Crook, received a medal for bravery; was for three years instructor in Spanish at West Point. French's Tactics, of which he was the author, have been in use in nearly every public school in the country. He was author of the Revision of Interpretations of Infantry Drill. While Major he was associated with General Leonard Wood in Cuba. He had attained the rank of Lt. Col. in the Fourth Artillery at the time of this retirement in 1908. For services during the Powder River expedition under General Crook, he received a Medal of Honor from Congress.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 40.

    2. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 41.