John A. Commerford
Captain, United States Army
Superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery
on November 2, 1839, he was a veteran of the Civil War, serving with Companies
B, G, and H of the Third Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry. He was the Superintendent
of Arlington National Cemetery from October 1886 to November 1892.
He died on November 22, 1914 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Elizabeth Hall Commerford (January 28, 1845-July 8, 1931) lies with him.
His son, Leon Commerford, Captain, United States Army (1882-1957) and his wife, Jessie Hardeman Commerford (1884-1954) are buried in an adjoining site, as are his grandson, Leon Commerford, Jr., Colonel, United States Army (July 13, 1913-June 12, 1991) and his wife, Marie Hoebreck Commerford (1916-1987).
Updated: 26 November 2000 Updated: 8 September 2001 Updated: 13 October 2002 Updated: 22 February 2003 Updated: 15 July 2003 Updated: 17 October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003