Frank Alfred Braisted – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

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Frank Alfred Braisted, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, was born on 12 February 1889 and died on 24 December 1981.  He and his wife, Margaret Buzard Braisted (18 August 1893-23 November 1985) are buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. They are buried near Frank Braisted, First Lieutenant, United States Army (1828-1891). See below for additional information as to their relationships.


Via E-Mail, October 2004:  Re: Frank Braisted

I am related to the two men mentioned above and will explain how they are related to each other.

First Lieutenant Frank Braisted (1828-1891) and his wife Helen Fisk Braisted (1831-1917) had a son: William Clarence Braisted (1864-1941) who became a medical doctor and served in the Surgeon General's office. He was a physician attached to the White House during the terms of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.

Rear Admiral William Clarence Braisted, MD (1864-1941) had a son: Frank Alfred Braisted (1889-1981) who became

Rear Admiral Frank Alfred Braisted (1889-1981). Rear Admiral Frank A. Braisted and his wife Margaret (1893-1985) had two sons,

William Braisted and Frank Alfred Braisted Jr., both of whom are still living.

Frank Alfred Braisted Jr. has a son, John Christian Braisted and a daughter Nancy. Frank Jr. has worked for the Smithsonian for over 42 years.

William Braisted is not married and has no children. He is a retired university professor, and has written several books on naval history.

Rear Admiral Frank Alfred Braisted (1889-1981) and I meet in the summer of 1976 while I was visiting Washington DC. We traced the family tree and did figure out how my branch of the family is related to the Admiral's family.

When visiting Arlington in 1989, I found it is possible to see all three of the Braisted graves when standing next to any one of the three headstones.

At least one other family relative is buried at Arlington, my grandfather's cousin.
His name is Alva Jennings Brasted (note no “I”) and was Army Chief of Chaplains in the 1930's. Alva Jennings Brasted was born on July 4 1876 and died in about 1965. He married twice and both wives are buried with him.

I hope this will clear up the relationship issue for the two Frank Braisted's and fill in the missing generation. You have a great web site, keep up the good work.

John Chester Braisted

BRAISTED, FRANK ALFRED
United States Navy

  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown – 03/01/1951
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 02/12/1889
  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/24/1981
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/29/1981
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2128
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BRAISTED, MARGARET B

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 08/18/1893
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/1985
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/27/1985
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2128
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF FA BRAIDSTED, USN

Courtesy of Michael Stein:

Rear Admiral Frank Alfred Braisted
Born February 12, 1889 in Detroit, Michigan
Died December 24, 1981
Cadet U.S. Naval Academy 1905-09
Commissioned Ensign 1911
Advanced through grades to Rear Admiral August 1942
Commanding Officer, USS Beale 1918
Student, Naval War College 1929-30
Commanding Officer, USS Trenton 1937-39
Director of Naval Reserves, 9th Naval District 1939-40
Commander, Transport Service Force, Pacific Fleet 1940-42
Commander, Operational Training Command, Pacific Fleet 1943-44
Commander, Naval Operating Bases at Guantanamo & Bermuda 1944-46
Retired March 1951
Legion of Merit

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