Winfield Scott Overton was born 11 February 1875 at Whitestone, Queens, New York, the son of Winfield Overton and Maiah Overton.
Winfield Scott Overton of New York
Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Acaemy, 21 June 1893 (18)
Commissioned Additional Second Lieutenant, 1st United States Artillery, 11 June 1897
Second Lieutenant, 3rd United States Artillery, 8 March 1898
First Lieutenant, 7th United States Artillery, 15 March 1899
Artillery Corps, 2 February 1901
Captain, 22 August 1901
Major Overton died 26 April 1946 and was buried with full military honors in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Constance Lydia Mills Overton (22 October 1881-16 November 1950), was the daughter of Anson Mills and is buried with the Major. Also buried in the same gravesite is his brother, William Wallace Overton, Colonel, United States Army.
OVERTON, CONSTANCE M W/O WINFIELD S
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/22/1881
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/16/1950
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/20/1950
- BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 956 EH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF WS OVERTON – MAJOR USA RET
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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