Thomas Holdup Stevens III
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
at Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, on July 12, 1848 the son of Thomas
Holdup Stevens, Jr. and Anna Maria Christie
Stevens. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1863
and married Cara de la Montagnie Hall , the
daughter of A. Oakey Hall (Abraham Oakey Hall), April 29, 1903.
He entered active duty in 1863 and served until he was retired at his own request on February 11, 1905, after 40 years of service and 22 years of sea duty. He served in the Civil War and in the Philippines during the Insurrection there. He was the third of his name to attain flag rank in the United States Navy.
He died on October 3, 1914 and was buried among many family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
6 October 1914:
Rear Admiral Thomas H. Stevens, 3rd, U.S.N., retired, is dead at his home in Washington, D.C. aged 66 years. He was born in Honolulu, the son of Rear Admiral Thomas H. Stevens, 2nd, and grandson of Captain Thomas H,. Stevens. President Lincoln appointed him to the Naval Academy in 1863. After serving on various vessels he participated in the survey of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, 1870-73, and in the latter year he was landed at Panama with a company of sailors to protect American interests during a rebellion. during the Insurrection in the Philippines in 1900, he commanded the gunboat Manila, and as executive officer of the flagship Philadelphia he commanded the Naval Battalion of the substitution of the American flag for that of Hawaii.
STEVENS, THOMAS HOLDUP
STEVENS, CARA HALL W/O THOMAS HOLDUP
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Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003