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Edward Chynoweth
Major, United States Army
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Edward 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.


July 31, 1909 - Escorted by his former battalion and with band playing a funeral dirge, the body of Major Chynoweth was excorted to Terminal Station yesterday.  Following the hearse and draped in black was the borse that he had ridden so often.  He will be buried with military honors at Arlington, Virginia.

CHYNOWETH, EDWARD
MAJOR 17TH US INF
DATE OF DEATH: 07/26/1909
BURIED AT: SECTION OFFRS  SITE LOT 2028
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CHYNOWETH, EMILIE G W/O EDWARD
DATE OF DEATH: 01/25/1929
BURIED AT: SECTION SE  SITE 2023
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 24 October 2007 Updated: 7 December 2007
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Edward Chynoweth Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007