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Gen William Trent Rossell
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1849
Alabama, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1919
New Brighton
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA

Gen. Wm. T. Rossell Dies at New Brighton

Former Engineer Commissioner of the District
Burial to Be Made Here

Brig. Gen. William T. Rossell, U.S.A., retired former Engineer Comissioner of the District of Columbia, and later chief of engineers of the Army, died at his home, at New Brighton, N.Y., Saturday night on the seventieth anniversary of his birthday. His body will be brought to this city for burial in the Congressional cemetery.
Gen. Rossell was from Alabama and was a star graduate of the United States Military Academy in the year of 1873. His entire service was in the Engineer Corps in which he reached the grade of brigadier general in August 1913. He was attached to the District government for four years, from November 1, 1889, first as assistant to the Engineer Commissioner and then as Engineer Commissioner. He was retired for age October 11, 1913 while holding the office of chief of engineers of the Army. In 1882 he was married to Miss Jean Graham Ellis, a daughter of Gov. A.W. Ellis of North Carolina. Three daughters and four sons survive him. A fifth son, Daves, was killed in the fighting at Verdun.

[published 10/13/1919 - The Evening Star] 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Rossell (1820 - 1885)
  Margaret Dauge Martin Rossell (1827 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Jane Graham Ellis Rossell (1860 - 1898)
 
 Children:
  Trent Rossell (1883 - 1941)*
  Mary Ellis Rossell (1886 - 1968)*
  Elizabeth Graham Rossell (1888 - 1958)*
  Henry Eastin Rossell (1889 - 1969)*
  Jennie Ellis Rossell (1891 - 1891)*
  John Ellis Rossell (1894 - 1939)*
  Edward Graham Daves Rossell (1895 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Trent Rossell (1849 - 1919)
  Sophie Martin Rossell (1853 - 1911)*
  Hugh Bertrand Rossell (1867 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Range 65 Site 181
 
Created by: Mémoriaux Atlantique
Record added: Jun 30, 2009
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Gen William Trent Rossell
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Gen William Trent Rossell
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William Trent Rossell was a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1873. A summary career biography of him is given in entry #2470 in Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy; it is online.
- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Dec. 16, 2013
 
 
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