The wife of Allyn K. Capron Jr. she never remarried after he was killed-in-action during the Spanish-American War and died on January 30, 1937, 39 years after his death. She is buried with him in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
TWO WIDOWS GET CITATIONS
Posthumous Silver Star Awards Made for Bravery of Two Officers
May 26, 1925
Two posthumous Silver Star Citations have been awarded to the late Captain Allyn Capron, First United States Artillery, according to an announcement made yesterday by his son, Major P. A. Capron, United States Marine Corps, of the Marine Barracks at Charleston, South Carolina.
The citations are for gallantry in the Sioux Indian campaign in 1890 and 1891 and in the Spanish-American War. Captain Capron died three weeks after returning from Cuba from the effects of typhoid fever contracted during the campaign.
The citations have been sent to his widow, Mrs. Agnes K. Capron.
A postmunous Silver Star Citation also has been awarded to Captain A. K. Capron, Seventh United States Cavalry, for gallantry in action at the battle of Las Guasinas, Cuba, June 24, 1898, where he was killed. The star has been sent to his widow, Mrs. Lillian Capron of Washington, D.C.
CAPRON, LILLIAN WIDOW OF ALLYN
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/30/1937
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/02/1937
- BURIED AT: SECTION WEST SITE 289
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF AK CAPRON – CAPT CO L 1ST US VOL CAV
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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