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 William Owen “Buckey” O'Neill

William Owen “Buckey” O'Neill

Birth
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Death 2 Jul 1898 (aged 38)
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 294
Memorial ID 21837 · View Source
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United States Army Officer. Friends nicknamed him "Buckey" for his enthusiastic and aggressive approach to life, especially a game of Faro also called "Bucking the Tiger." Was a writer, probate judge, sheriff of Yavapai County, Arizona, and then mayor of Prescott, Arizona. When the Spanish American War broke out, he volunteered. Was made a captain, and given command of Troop A which became part of the First United States Volunteer Cavalry under Colonel Theodore Roosevelt which became known as the "Rough Riders." Fatally wounded in the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba on July 2nd.

Bio by: Bill Sonsin


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  • Added: 19 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21837
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Owen “Buckey” O'Neill (2 Feb 1860–2 Jul 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21837, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .