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Capt Charles E. Hay, Jr

Capt Charles E. Hay, Jr

Birth
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Death 23 Nov 1911 (aged 37)
Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 10, 149
Memorial ID 21378 · View Source
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Charles E. Hay, Jr, was born in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Charles E. and Mary Ridgely Hay. He was a Yale University graduate in 1899 and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 24th United States Infantry. He served three years in the Phillippines and was promoted to Lieutenant upon his return to the U. S. He spent two years in Washington, D.C., preparing for the legal branch of the service. He was then appointed acting judge advocate and assigned to Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas and served four years there, during which time he was commissioned as a Captain. At the time of his death, he was stationed at Madison Barracks, Sackett's Harbor, New York, having been there for two years. He was ready to sail with his regiment from San Francisco when he was stricken with pneumonia and died at Madison Barracks.

Captain Hay was the grandson of Nicholas H. Ridgely and the nephew of John Hay, Secretary of State and private secretary to President Abraham Lincoln. He was survived by his wife, Jane Roby Hay, his son John Hay, and two brothers, Arthur and William R Hay.

Sixty-three members of the Ridgely/Hay family are buried in eight adjoining plots. The plot is noted for its extensive size & for the various styles of Celtic crosses on several of the graves.

Death at Madison Barracks, Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, New York...now a National Historic Landmark..while in military service.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21378
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Charles E. Hay, Jr (21 Nov 1874–23 Nov 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21378, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .