Suggested By And Information Provided BySheila Simpson: April 2007
Gibson McClure was the son of Colonel Charles McClure and Annie Getty McClure the brother of Charles McClure, Jr., and the grandson of George Washington Getty. They are also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Lieutenant McClure died at died at Fort Monroe, Virginia, on 14 June 1906 while on active duty.
Washington Post, June 15, 1906
LIEUTENANT J. B. G. MCCLURE DEAD
Washington Soldier Succumbs to Morphine Poisoning at Fort Monroe
Newport News, Virginia, June 14 – J. B. G. McClure, Second Lieutenant in Company 6, Coast Artillery, died in his quarters at Fort Monroe this afternoon at 3 o’clock as the result, it is stated, of morphine poisoning. No statement was given out from the fort, but from a responsible source it is learned that Lieutenant McClure was found in an unconscious condition in his room yesterday afternoon.
Lieutenant McClure was twenty-seven years old, and was the son of the late Major McClure, who did in the Philippines. His mother, who lives in New York, is a daughter of the late General George W. Getty, U. S. Army. He was a Virginian by birth and was appointed Lieutenant in the Artillery Corps from the District of Columbia July 16, 1901.
2D LT US COAST ART
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/14/1906
- BURIED AT: SITE 404
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- SON OF CHARLES MCCLURE AND ANNIE MCCLURE
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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