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Robert Powell Page Wainwright
Birth: May 18, 1852
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1902
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines

United States Army Officer. He came from a family that had for generations produced military heroes. His father was a Union naval officer killed in action in Galveston Harbor during the Civil War; his brother was killed while fighting pirates off the coast of Mexico in 1870. Later his son, Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, would earn the Congressional Medal of Honor. He graduated from the USMA in June 1875. Three years later, he was fighting Indians on the Western Frontier. He was cited for gallant service in action against Indians at Umatilla Agency, Oregon, July 13, 1878, and brevetted First Lieutenant. He led a cavalry squadron in the Battle of Santiago in the Spanish-American War and was killed in action in the service of his country on November 19, 1902, in the Philippine Insurrection. He had reached the rank of Major before his death. He rests today beside another hero: his previously mention son. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright (1821 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Josephine Eva Serrell Wainwright (1852 - 1939)*
 
 Children:
  Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright (1883 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1 Lot 358-A Grid L/M 35.5
 
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Record added: Oct 31, 2003
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