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Ebenezer Stuart "Eben" Appleton
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1845
Baltimore
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1925
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

New York stockbroker Eben Appleton inherited the Star-Spangled Banner upon his mother's death in 1878.

Appleton's grandfather Col. George Armistead was in command of Fort McHenry when it was bombarded by the British on the 13th of September, 1814. He had commissioned the flag's construction during the War of 1812.

The publicity that it had received in the 1870s had transformed it into a national treasure, and Appleton received many requests to lend it for patriotic occasions.

He permitted it to go to Baltimore for that city's sesquicentennial celebration in 1880. After that his concern for the flag's deteriorating condition led him to keep it in a safe-deposit vault in New York.

In 1907 he lent the Star-Spangled Banner to the Smithsonian Institution, and in 1912 he converted the loan to a gift.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Stuart Appleton (1814 - 1891)
  Georgeanna Louisa Frances Armistead Appleton (1817 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Isabel Slade Appleton (1852 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Lucy Slade Appleton Morton (1871 - 1933)*
  Ebenezer Stuart Appleton (1872 - 1872)*
  Isabel Appleton (1876 - 1880)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Patterson Appleton (1840 - 1841)*
  William Stuart Appleton (1841 - 1845)*
  George Appleton (1843 - 1877)**
  Ebenezer Stuart Appleton (1845 - 1925)
  Georgeanna Appleton (1853 - 1857)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: 2746 82
 
Created by: Member#47194125
Record added: Nov 17, 2012
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Ebenezer Stuart Eben Appleton
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Ebenezer Stuart Eben Appleton
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