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William Hemsley Emory
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
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Born at Washington, D.C. on December 17, 1846, the son of an Army Brigadier General who graduated from West Point, he entered the United States Naval Academy in 1862.

He was commissioned a Rear Admiral, November 2, 1906. His service included: Asiatic, Atlantic and European Stations; Command of the USS Bear, 1884, in the rescue of the Greeley Expedition Party, 1889. He commanded the USS Thistis, and reached Point Barrow and received sealing crews captured on the Yukon River, the murderers of Arch Bishop Seghers. He then conveyed the remains of the Ecclesiastic to Victoria, British Columbia for burial.

He commanded the USS Petrac, Asiatic Station, during the China-Japan War and he protected Catholic Sisters and orphans from Chinese mobs. He commanded the USS Yosemite during the Spanish-American War and was Naval Attache at the Court of St. James (England) for four years.

He commanded the 2nd Division, North Atlantic Fleet, for the first part of a cruise around the world. Having downed his flag in Hong Kong, China, November 18, 1908, he retired on December 7, 1908 after 56 years of honorable service.

He died at Newport, Rhode Island, on July 15, 1917 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Blanche Willis Emory (July 5, 1856-June 17, 1935) and his son, William Hemsley Emory III (no dates on footstone) are buried with him.


EMORY, WILLIAM H
REAR ADMR USN RTD
DATE OF DEATH: 07/15/1917
BURIED AT: SECTION E DIV  SITE LOT 962
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

EMORY, BLANCHE WID/O WILLIAM HEMSLEY
DATE OF DEATH: 06/17/1935
BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 962
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF WH EMORY, REAR ADMIRAL USN

EMORY, JENNETTE HEMSLEY D/O WM H
DATE OF DEATH: 04/12/1887
BURIED AT:   SITE LOT 962
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 DAUGHTER OF WH EMORY, RADM USN RTD

EMORY, WILLIAM HENSLEY S/O WILLIAM H
DATE OF DEATH: 01/16/1879
BURIED AT:   SITE LOT 962
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SON OF WH EMORY, RADM USN RTD


Updated: 5 September 2005 Updated: 25 December 2005

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Photos By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004