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Ferdinand Suydam Mumford
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1818
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1872
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

From contributor, Bill Thayer:
Ferdinand S. Mumford (d. October 1, 1872) was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1838; Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy has a brief career bio under #981.

Sacramento Daily Union
Monday, October 7, 1872
Death of a Pioneer
The Folsom Telegraph of October 5th says: Ferdinand S. Mumford died at his residence in this place on Tuesday last after a long and painful illness of consumption, aged fifty-four years. He was extensively and favorably known in this section of the state, having resided at Mormon Island and in this vicinity for over twenty-three years. He was a graduate of West Point and held the rank of Captain in the United States Army for several years and was in active service in Mexico during the war.

After the discovery of gold, he resigned his commission and came to California in 1849. Here in early days he was engaged in a number of mining operations and merchandising, but for the past fifteen years he has been engaged in the practice of law and as a civil engineer. He was a high-toned, courteous gentleman, a man of good acquirements, of more than ordinary ability and has held many offices of honor and trust. He had a large circle of friends and was universally esteemed. He leaves a widow and many old friends to mourn his loss. He was a native of the city of New York and a son of John I. Mumford of that city, lately deceased. 
 
Burial:
Sacramento City Cemetery
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Sep 19, 2010
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Ferdinand Suydam Mumford
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- SLGMSD
 Added: Dec. 14, 2010
Ferdinand S. Mumford was a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1838, and Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy therefore gives a brief career biography of him under #981: it is available online.
- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Oct. 16, 2010
Class of 1838
- SLGMSD
 Added: Sep. 19, 2010
 
 
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