Charles Walter Rowell III – Sergeant, United States Army

NOTE: Per an e-mail message from Gilbert H. Rowell: “Assuming that this website is for the names of those interred at Arlington National Cemetery, then you will need to remove the listing for my father, Charles Walter Rowell, III, from the U.S. Army section.  He was approved for burial at Arlington, but was indeed buried in his hometown of Louisville, Georgia.

Also, I see reference in the U.S. Army section, to my great-grandfather, Charles Walter Rowell in the listing for his son, Charles Walter Rowell, Jr., but not a listing for him.  Is this an oversight or maybe just not on the board yet?  Thank you for undertaking such a huge task and doing it well.

LOUISVILLE, Georgia  – Charles Walter Rowell III, son of the late Charles Walter Rowell Jr. and the late Susan Heard Brown Rowell, died October 11, 2001, in Louisville.

Mr. Rowell was born March 13, 1922, in Augusta. He was a graduate of Louisville Academy and Riverside Military Academy. He also attended the University of Georgia.

Mr. Rowell was employed by the Bell Aircraft Corporation from 1943-1945. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army, 3rd Infantry Division, in the occupation of Germany.

He retired after 30 years employment with the Civil Service, Fort Gordon. Mr. Rowell also served as a deacon in his home church, Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathryn Hitchcock Rowell; two sons, Charles Walter Rowell IV and his wife, Martha Gillingham Rowell of Augusta and Gilbert Hitchcock Rowell and his wife, Jane (Robin) Dickson Rowell, with their children, Ruth Wheaton Rowell and Rebekah Hunter Rowell of Lancaster, South Carolina; one daughter, Kathryn Rowell Gordy and her husband, John Judson Gordy Jr. of Louisville, with their children, John Judson Gordy III of Athens and Allison Marie Gordy of Milledgeville.

A memorial service will be held for Mr. Rowell at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2001, in the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Michael Hendrick, officiating.

Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, at a future date and time. Memorials may be made to the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 824 Walnut Street, Louisville, Georgia 30434, or to Bonclarken Assembly, 500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, NC 29731.

NOTE: This family is related to Major General Frank Wheaton, as follows:

Sarah Maria Cooper and Francis Wheaton had the following child: Sarah Maria Cooper Wheaton was born 1858. She married Charles Walter Rowell 1871. Charles was born 1850. Charles died 10 July 1898 at 48 years of age at the battle of Santiago, Spanish-American War. Sarah Maria Cooper Wheaton and Charles Walter Rowell had the following children: Frank Wheaton Rowell was born 29 February 1880.  Maria Cooper Rowell was born 1882. Maria died 1933 in La Jolla, California, at 51 years of age. Charles Walter Rowell Jr. was born about 1884.  Ashley Quintard Rowell was born about 1886. Ashley died 1931 at 45 years of age. He married Agnes Sherburne.  Amelia Burrill Rowell was born 1887. Amelia died 1891 at 4 years of age.

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