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SMN Henry Albion Bywater
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1845
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 1923

HENRY ALBION3 BYWATER, was born January 7, 1845 in Quincy, Ill., and died December 1923 in Philadelphia, Pa. U.S.N.Home. He married JUSTINE LORING STRATON NICHOLS October 1867 in New Jersery. She died 1877 in Jacksonville, Flordia. He married. RACHAEL FRANCESCA SCHROEDER March 11, 1878 in Rev.Trayurick Presbryterian Church Canal St. N.O. La., daughter of WILLIAM SCHROEDER and LOUISE STEINBECK. She was born April 3, 1857 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and died March 14, 1909 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Fact 1: 1867, Discharge from the U.S. Navy in Brookly Navy Yard, New York then moved to Philla
Fact 2: Married a farmers daughter had daughter 1869 divorced 1872
Military service: February 17, 1863, Enlisted serving as seaman of the Cricket discharged 3/3/1864

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Henry A Bywater
Name: Henry A Bywater
Death Date: 3 Dec 1923
Interment Date: 3 Dec 1923
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia , PA 19142
Buried At: Section 3 Row 10 Site 12

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about Henry A Bywater
Name: Henry A Bywater
[Charles A Callender]
Birth Date: 7 Jan 1845
Death Date: 2 Dec 1923
Age: 78
Military Branch: Navy
Veteran of Which War: U.S. Civil War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Delaware

USS Cricket, a 178-ton stern-wheel "Tinclad" river gunboat, was built in 1860 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for merchant use. Purchased by the Navy in November 1862, she was commissioned in January 1863. During 1863-65, Cricket was active on patrol, convoy and offensive operations on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, capturing two Confederate Army transports in August 1863 while operating on the Little Red River. She was flagship for Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter during expeditions up the Black and Ouachita Rivers in February-March 1864 and up the Red River in March-May, suffering damage and heavy casualties while repelling an attempt to capture her on 26 April 1864. Following repairs, she served on the White River, Arkansas, area until the end of the Civil War. USS Cricket was decommissioned in June 1865 and sold the following August. She was employed as the civilian Cricket No. 2 until broken up in 1867.

The Philadelphia Naval Asylum, later the Naval Home, was a hospital, the Philadelphia Naval School, and a home for retired sailors for the United States Navy from 1834 to 1976, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Located on over 20 acres (81,000 m2), the central building, Biddle Hall, was completed in 1833. Biddle Hall, the surgeon's residence and the governor's residence were all designed by architect William Strickland. They are considered some of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States.[by whom?] The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

One of the uses of the Naval Asylum was for the Philadelphia Naval School, an academy for midshipmen that was a precursor of the United States Naval Academy. Beginning in 1838, midshipmen approaching examinations for promotion were assigned to the school for eight months of study. William Chauvenet was placed in charge of the school in 1842 and formalized much of the study. When the United States Naval Academy was formed in 1845, four of the seven faculty members came from the Philadelphia school.

The name was changed to Naval Home in 1889. In 1976, the Naval Home relocated to Gulfport, Mississippi, after it was determined that the Philadelphia facility could not be economically expanded and modernized.

The property was sold to residential developer Toll Brothers in 1988. The main building was the victim of arson in 2003. It has since been restored and designed as luxury condomiums.

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  Emma Callender Bywater (____ - 1854)
  Rachel Francesca Schroeder Bywater (1857 - 1909)*
  George Wylie Bywater (1879 - 1911)*
  Caroline Henryette Bywater (1881 - 1956)*
  William Albion Bywater (1883 - 1944)*
  Benjamin Sydney Bywater (1891 - 1945)*
  Matilda Bywater Peace (1894 - 1969)*
  Harold A Bywater (1897 - 1983)*
  Henry Albion Bywater (1845 - 1923)
  Elizabetha Isabella Bywater Starkey (1846 - 1931)*
  Frances E. Bywater (1852 - 1938)*
  Sarah Matilda Bywater (1852 - 1858)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: USNH Plot 3 Row 10 Grave 12
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Feb 27, 2012
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SMN Henry Albion Bywater
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