Henry Harrison Chase Dunwoody of Ohio
Appointed from Iowa, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1862 (19)
Second Lieutenant, 4th U. S. Artillery, 18 June 1866
First Lieuetnant, 5 February 1867
Captain, 17 June 1889
Major, Signal Corps, 18 December 1890
Lieutenant Colonel, 15 March 1897
Colonel, Chief Signal Officer of U. S. Volunteers, 20 May 1898
Colonel, Signal Officer, U. S. Army, 8 July 1898
Died 1 January 1933
Fairfield Weekly Ledger-Journal
August 30, 1928
INVENTOR OF “HEART OF RADIO” IS A FORMER FAIRFIELD CITIZEN. GENERAL H. H. C. DUNWOODY went from here to West Point; Was in Charge of Weather Forecasting for the Weather Bureau for Years, and Headed the Signal Corps of the American Army in the Cuban Campaign. (Photo) ….Old timers remember GEN. HENRY H. C. DUNWOODY when he was a boy in school here and up to all the pranks of a lively lad. His parents came here in the ‘50’s from the east, his father setting up a tin shop. Their home was at 604 North Court Street, now the residence of MR. and MRS. WILSON REED. The house then occupied the whole block of ground. When the DUNWOODIES died – both the general’s father and mother lie in Evergreen (City) cemetery – the property was sold to JOSEPH BRADLEY who lived there with his family many years.
GENERAL DUNWOOD and T. S. WATERS were boys together and MR. WATERS still chuckles over their escapades. For the first time in all these years, MR. WATERS the other day revealed the fact that the loud noise heard one night some 65 years ago was he and the embryo soldier setting off one of the stumps that in olden days here were set in the streets as crossings for pedestrians. The boys had got hold of some powder and an augur and exploded the stump as a lark. SEN. JAMES F. WILSON appointed Young DUNWOOD to West Point in 1862 and thenceforth he was nearly lost to Fairfield, although he made frequent visits back to his boyhood home and is now filled with the desire to come back for another visit. He was born in Highland County, Ohio, Oct. 23, 1842, and so is in his 86th year. He now lives at Ovid, New York.
Tuesday, January 3, 1933
FORMER FAIRFIELD RESIDENT PASSED AWAY JAN. 1. BRIG. GEN. HARRY HARRISON CHASE DUNWOODY, 90, former chief signal officer of the U. S. Army, died at Interlaken, New York, Sunday according to word received here by friends. Burial services were held today.
GEN. DUNWOODY is a former Fairfield resident. He was born and raised at the place where the FRED L. MASON home now stands, 602 N. Court St. He will be remembered here by some of the elderly residents of the city.
DUNWOODY, CLARA D/O DUNWOODY, HENRY H C
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/04/1899
- BURIED AT: SECTION WEST SITE 452
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22111-0000
- UNKNOWN RELATIONSHIP TO VETERAN
COL SIGNAL CORPS US ARMY
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