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Capt Leonidas A Caraway
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Birth: Mar., 1874
Big Sandy (Benton County)
Benton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 1939
Tennessee, USA

Leon Caraway graduated from Vanderbilt and was practicing law when he was first mustered into the First Regiment Tennessee Infantry as a first lieutenant. He was promoted to the rank of captain in the Spanish-American War. He resigned his job as postmaster at Big Sandy, Tennessee to organize Battery D. company when America entered World War I.

When Leon could no longer serve his country due to his age and health his unit was taken over by Lt. Gordon Browning, who later was elected as the governor of Tennessee.






 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Caraway (1837 - 1916)
  Louisa Catherine Morris Caraway (1842 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Ina Belle McCullough Caraway (1888 - 1969)
 
 Siblings:
  Horace J. Caraway (1862 - 1869)*
  Sophia Annie Caraway Pierce (1864 - 1921)**
  William Priestly Caraway (1871 - 1903)**
  Leonidas A Caraway (1874 - 1939)
  Lillie A. Caraway Nichols (1878 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Captain CO 1st Tennessee Voluntary Infantry in the Spanish-American War.
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: SECTION 9 SITE 5901
 
Created by: Nia Gray
Record added: Jan 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12877895
Capt Leonidas A Caraway
Added by: Nia Gray
 
Capt Leonidas A Caraway
Added by: Nia Gray
 
Capt Leonidas A Caraway
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- Nia Gray
 Added: Jan. 8, 2006
 
 
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