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George R H Buffinton
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1864
Fall River
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1917
Fall River
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

Lieutenant (Chief) George R. H. Buffinton received orders to command Company F to take a detachment to New York to report aboard U.S.S. "Prairie", a converted steamer from the Morgan Line. Forty petty officers and men left Fall River on April 23rd and were joined in New York by a hundred officers and men from other companies of the brigade. They were the first to report for duty at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. George R. H. Buffinton was one of the original members of Company F, Naval Brigade in 1892. He then continued his service in the Spanish-American War. In 1900 he was made captain commanding the brigade and served until 1907. He then retired with rank of rear admiral. After his military service George Buffinton became the manager of the Fall River Globe Newspaper for several years and then he became manager, owner and publisher of the Fall River Herald Newspaper for many more years. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Fannie Mabel Wetherell Buffinton (1865 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Front of stone:
GEORGE R. H. BUFFINTON
FEBRUARY 24. 1864 - SEPTEMBER 24. 1917
F. MABEL WETHERELL
HIS WIFE
JANUARY 15. 1865 - MARCH 4. 1955

Back of stone:
GEORGE R. H. BUFFINTON
LIEUT. U. S. N. SPANISH AMERICAN WAR.
CAPTAIN NAVEL BRIGADE M. V. M. 1900 - 1907.
RETIRED AS REAR ADMIRAL N. B. M. V. M. 1907.
MABEL WETHERELL BUFFINTON
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Fall River
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Spirit Baker
Record added: Aug 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74685652
George R H Buffinton
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