Alvin Humphrey Sydenham of Iowa (Born 28 June 1867 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa)
Appointed from Nebraska, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1885 (15)
Second Lieutenant, 8th United States Cavalry, 12 June 1889
Transferred to 5th United States Artillery, 12 May 1891
Died 10 September 1893 at Fort Canby,Washington.
Lieutenant Sydenham married Helen Marshall Gaston 1 May 1890 at Fort Keogh, Custer, Montana. She was born 3 July 1873 at Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. She died in Washington, D.C. on 29 January 1949. They had one son, Alvin Humphrey Sydenham, Jr., who was born on 17 July 1893 at Fort Camby, Washingon. The son died in 1961 in Pennsylvania.
Lieutenant Sydenham was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Helen Gaston Sydenham (1872-1949) who apparently never remarried and who outlived him by 56 years, is buried with him.
SYDENHAM, ALVIN H
- 2ND LT 5TH US ARTY
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/10/1893
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6-E SITE 8405
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SYDENHAM, HELEN GASTON W/O ALVIN H
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/31/1949
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 8405 N H
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF AH SYDENHAM, 2ND LT C A C U S A
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