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Charles Stewart Farnsworth
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1862
Williamsport
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1955
Norco
Riverside County
California, USA

US Army Major General. He graduated from West Point in 1887, and served in the Indian Wars before becoming Professor of Military Science at the University of North Dakota in 1893. He served in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and then served in Alaska and the Philippines. He graduated from the Command and General Staff College in 1909 and the Army War College in 1916, and then served on the Mexican border during the Villa Expedition. During World War I he commanded the Infantry School at Fort Sill and the 159th Infantry Brigade before commanding the 37th Division as a Major General. His division participated in the the Battle of Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensive. After the war he commanded Camp Bowie, Texas, and then became the first Commandant of the Infantry School at Fort Benning. In 1920 he was appointed Chief of Infantry, and he served until retiring in 1925. In retirement he resided in Altadena, California, where he was a civic and local government activist, including serving on the Los Angeles County Planning Commission. His awards included the Distinguished Service Medal and Silver Star, France's Croix de Guerre and Legion of Honor, and Belgium's Order of Leopold.

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Also see #3220:
http://digital-library.usma.edu/libmedia/archives/cullum/VOL9_PART0001.PDF 
 
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 Spouse:
  Helen Bosard Farnsworth (1876 - 1951)
 
Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Section OSA Row 37 Site 7
 
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Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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Charles Stewart Farnsworth
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Maj.‑General Charles Farnsworth was a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1887. A long career biography of him is given in entry #3220 in Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy; it is onlin...(Read more)
- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
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