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LTC William Conant Church
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1836
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: May 23, 1917
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

born in Rochester, New York
His father was Pharcellus Church
His brother is Francis Pharcellus Church.
In 1860 was the publisher of the New York Sun
In 1861–1862 was Washington correspondent of the New York Times.

Became a captain in the United States Volunteers in 1862, and served for one year, receiving brevets of major and lieutenant colonel.

In 1863, he established the Army and Navy Journal, jointly with his brother.

He and George Wood Wingate established the National Rifle Association in 1871, and in 1872 he was the 2nd President of the NRA.

William Church was also one of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an original member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and became a life member and director of the New York Zoölogical Society. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Pharcellus Church (1801 - 1886)
  Chara Emily Conant Church (1809 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Metcalf Church (1840 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  Willard Church (1875 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Conant Church (1836 - 1917)
  Francis Pharcellus Church (1839 - 1906)*
  Sarah Jane Church (1841 - 1916)*
  John Adams Church (1843 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Linda Church
Record added: Jul 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55693426
LTC William Conant Church
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LTC William Conant Church
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LTC William Conant Church
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President of National Rifle Association, 1872-1875
- AMB
 Added: Jan. 5, 2015
Rest in peace cousin William
- John Green
 Added: Nov. 13, 2013
 
 
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