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Ripley A. Arnold
Birth: Jan. 17, 1817
Pearlington
Hancock County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1853
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

US Military Figure. Founder of Fort Worth, Texas. Arnold graduated from West Point Academy in 1838, and fought in the Seminole Indian War and in the War with Mexico. He served as major under General William J. Worth and participated in the capture of Mexico City. In 1849 Major Arnold founded Camp Worth overlooking the Trinity River, naming it in honor of the recently deceased General Worth; later that year it was designated as Fort Worth, the nucleus of the present city. He was killed by Dr. Josephus M. Steiner in a duel in Fort Graham in Hill County, Texas, when he went to arrest the doctor for drunkeness or disturbing the peace. Originally buried at Fort Graham, Arnold's remains were brought back to Fort Worth for a second burial in Pioneers Rest Cemetery.
 (bio by: David R. Cheesman, Sen.) 
 
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Pioneers Rest Cemetery
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David R. Cheesman, Sen.
Record added: Jul 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5647593
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