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Thomas C Acton
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1823
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: May 1, 1898
Old Saybrook
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA


American public servant, politician, reformer and police commissioner of the New York City Police Department. Mr. Acton was the first appointed president of the city's Board of Police Commissioners.

During the great Civil War draft riots of 1863, it was Mr. Acton who took on the responsibility of suppressing the uprising after the city's then police commissioner, John A. Kennedy was nearly beaten to death by the angry mobs.

Mr. Acton also contributed significantly to the founding of New York City's Fire Department.


 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sarah E. Kelsey Acton (1824 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas C. Acton (1847 - 1909)*
  Sarah T. Acton (1856 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Upper Cemetery
Old Saybrook
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Thomas McCarty
Record added: Dec 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62663740
Thomas C Acton
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Thomas C Acton
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Thomas C Acton
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