Major, United States Army
Chynoweth of Wisconsin
Appointed from Wisconsin, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1873 (28)
Second Lieuenant, 17th Infantry, 15 June 1877
First Lieutenant, 26 November 1884
Regimental Quartermaster, 1 April 1877 to 1 April 1891
Captain, 26 April 1898
Major, 30th Infantry, 5 December 1902
Transferred to 26th Infantry, 3 March 1903
ARMY OFFICER IN LAST FIGHT
Death Takes Major Edward Chynoweth
Operation Fails to Give Him Relief and End Comes After Short Illness
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 27, 1909 – Major Edward Chynoweth, commander of the Second Battalion, Seventeenth Infantry, stationed at Fort McPherson, died at a private sanitarium yesterday afternoon shortly after 3:30 o’clock after undergoing an operation on Sunday afternoon. The body was removed to Barclay & Brandon’s Undertaking Parlors, where it is held pending funeral arrangements.
Several days ago Major Chynoweth was attacked with an internal disorder, and grew rapidly worse. Sunday afternoon he was transferred to a private sanitarium in the city where he underwent an operation at 5 o’clock. It was thought for a time that he was doing nicely, but it was seen the next morning that he was growing weaker, and he died at 3:30 o’clock.
Major Chynoweth, who was 55 years of age, had
been at Fort McPherson since the Seventeenth went there in 1905, with the
exception of the two years the regiment spent in Cuba. He was one
of the most popular officers, both with his men and his brother officers,
that ever served with the Seventeenth. He was a native of Oregon,
Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, one of
whom is the wife of Captain H. P. Hart of the Seventeenth.
CHYNOWETH, EMILIE G W/O EDWARD
Posted: 24 October 2007 Updated: 7 December 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007