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Henry Clay Newcomer
Colonel, United States Army
Brigadier General, National Army
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Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:

Brigadier General Henry Clay Newcomer
 Born in Pennsylvania February 3, 1861
Died 1952
 Son of David & Mary Shelley (Funk)
Married: Rebecca E. Kosier December 29, 1886 (died March 31, 1913)
Married: (2nd) Lily A. Foster May 18, 1915

Cadet US. Military Academy 1882-86
Graduated as No. 3097, Class of 1886

Second Lieutenant July 1, 1886
First Lieutenant July 23, 1888
Captain July 31, 1897
Major April 23, 1904
Lieutenant Colonel February 9, 1910
Colonel May 2, 1915
Brigadier General (NA) August 8, 1918
Colonel February 5, 1919

Assistant to Colonel Mendell (in San Francisco) on fortifications 1889-92
Instructor & Assistant Professor (Engineering), US. Military Academy 1892-96
In Charge of River Improvements, 3rd District, Miss. River 1896-00
In Charge of River Improvements, Little Rock District 1898-00
Assistant to Engineer Commissioner, Washington D.C. 1900-03
Commanding Officer, Company "E", 2nd Battalion of Engineers, Washington D.C. Barracks 1903-04
In Charge of Chattanooga District 1904-07
In Charge of Pittsburgh District 1907-10
Member, Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors 1904 & 1908-09 & 1910-19
Division Engineer, Central Division 1910-14
Resident Member, Board of Engineers of Rivers & Harbors 1912-16
Temporary In Charge of Washington D.C. Engineering District 1914 & 1914-15
Assistant to Chief of Engineers (In Charge of Rivers & Harbor Section) 1916-18
Assistant Director of Chemical Warfare Section 1918-19
District Engineer, Hawaiian Department & Commanding Officer, 3rd Engineers 1919-20
Retired April 3rd, 1925
Promoted Brigadier General (Retired) June 21, 1930

Director, Union Trust Company, Washington D.C. 1926-46
Member, Board of Trustees, Columbia Institution for the Deaf, Washington D.C. 1931-44


Colonel (General) Newcomer was born in 1861 and died in 1952.  He is buried with Rebecca Kosier Newcomer (1863-1913) and Lily Armour Newcomer (1870-1943).

Henry Clay Newcomer of Pennsylvania
Appointed from Illinois, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1882 ( 1)
Second Lieutenant, Engineers, 1 July 1886
First Lieutenant, Engineers, 23 July 1888
Captain, 31 July 1897

Born 30 April 1861, Upton, Antrim Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania.  He married  Rebecca E. Kosier on 29 December 1886 at Byron, Ogle, Illinois.

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NEWCOMER, HENRY CLAY
B/GEN USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/03/1861
DATE OF DEATH: 12/03/1952
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1725 CL
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

NEWCOMER, REBECCA K W/O HENRY C
DATE OF DEATH: 03/31/1913
BURIED AT: SECTION SN  SITE 1725
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF HC NEWCOMER, COL USA

NEWCOMER, LILY A W/O HENRY C
DATE OF DEATH: 08/27/1947
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1725
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  WIFE OF HC NEWCOMER, BRIG GEN US ARMY RETD

HC Newcomer PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Family Archives

HC Newcomer Gravesite PHOTO


Posted: 4 May 2003 Updated: 24 June 2003  Updated: 5 September 2005 Updated: 2 March 2008
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HC Newcomer Gravesite PHOTO March 2008

HS Newcomer Gravesite PHOTO March 2008
Photos Courtesy of Holly, March 2008