Hosea John Babin – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

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Hosea John Babin was born on 15 December 1842 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.  He served in the United States Navy throughout the Civil War and remained in the Navy following the war as a Medical Officer.  He rose through the ranks to Medical Director and was advanced to Rear Admiral on the retired list for his long service.

The Admiral died on 25 October 1907 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.

His son, Provoost Babin, Commander, United States Navy, is buried in an adjacent site in Arlington National Cemetery.


MRS. HATTIE J. PROVOST BABIN

NEW YORK, New York, May 10, 1914 – Mrs. Hattie J. Provost Babin, widow of Rear Admiral Hosea Babin, USN, retired, died on Friday at her residence at the Mansion House, Brooklyn.

Mrs. Babin was the daughter of the late Rev. James C. and Sarah C. Provost, and was born in Greenpoint in 1843.  She was a direct descendant of Bishop Provost, the first head of the Episcopal Church in New York.

Her husband, at his retirement, was Medical Director of the United States Navy, and was advanced to the rank of Rear Admiral for his services during the Civil War.

Mrs. Babin is survived by a son, Commander Provost Babin, USN, now on board the United States Cruiser Wilmington at Hong Kong, China.

BABIN, HOSEA J
Rear Admiral, United States Navy

  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/25/1907
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1218SS
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BABIN, HATTIE

  • DATE OF DEATH: 05/08/1914
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1218NS
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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