William Wallace Overton – Colonel, United States Army

William Wallace Overton was born on 22 April 1880 at Whitestone, Queens, New York, the son of Winfield Overton and Maiah Overton.

William Wallace Overton of New York

Appointed from New York, Private 22nd New York Infantry, 24 June to 3 November 1898
Second Lieutnenat, 4th United States Cavalry, 2 February 1901
Transferred to the 15th United States Cavalry, 16 August 1902

He was promoted through the ranks to Colonel.  He died on 12 July 1966 and was buried with full military honors in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. He is buried in the same gravesite as his brother, Winfield Scott Overton, Major, United States Army.


Read our general and most popular articles

Leave a Comment