Frank Kinloch Huger

Frank Kinloch Huger

Birth
Fort Monroe, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Death 10 Jun 1897 (aged 59)
Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA
Burial Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 58096157 · View Source
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USMA Class of 1860. Cullum No. 1877. He was the son of General Benjamin Huger and Celestine Pinckney Huger (1812 per 1860 Census-1872). Sons of the American Revolution database lists his mother as Eliza Celestine Pinckney (1814-1872). On June 3, 1879 as Frank Huger, he married Donna Julia Trible at Lynchburg County, Virginia.

Thirty-First Annual Reunion Of The Association of Graduates Of The United States Military Academy, At West Point, New York, June 12th, 1900
Frank Huger
No. 1877. Class Of 1860.
Died, July 10, 1897, at Roanoke, Virginia, aged 60.
The death of Colonel Frank Huger at Roanoke, Virginia, a few days ago removed from this life another member of the old army, a soldier and a true gentleman of the old school now so rare. Colonel Huger was from South Carolina and was graduated from West Point in the class of 1860, served as a Second Lieutenant in the Tenth Infantry until June 1861, when, acting upon his convictions, he resigned his commission and joined his fortunes with the Confederate States Army, serving as a Colonel of the regular artillery in that movement. Since the war Colonel Huger had been in the railroad business and was General Superintendent of Transportation of the Norfolk and Western Railway. He came from an old army family, his father being Major Benjamin Huger, formerly of the Ordnance Department and his grandfather was General Thomas Pinckney of the Army of the Revolution and first Minister from the United States to the Court of St. James. He was also a brother of Mr. Thomas Pinckney, now in charge of the interests of the Norfolk and Western Railway in New York. Colonel Huger was laid to rest in Lynchburg, Virginia, leaving a host of friends to mourn the loss of so genial and kind-hearted a gentleman.
Army And Navy Register.
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Daily Pilot Saturday, June 12, 1897
Norfolk, Virginia, Page 1
Prominent Railway Official Dead
(By Telegraph to the Pilot)
Roanoke, Virginia, June 11. Colonel Frank Huger, Superintendent of Transportation of the Norfolk and Western Railway, died suddenly at midnight from a stroke of apoplexy. Colonel Huger was one of the oldest officers on the road. He served with distinction as Colonel in the Confederacy during the late war. He was sixty years of age.

Norfolk Virginian Saturday, June 12, 1897
Norfolk, Virginia, Page 2
Noted Virginian Dead
Yesterday's Richmond Times says:
A special to the Times from Roanoke at an early hour this morning announced the death in that city at midnight of Colonel Frank Huger, for many years a prominent officer of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Owing to the lateness of the hour no particulars could be learned. Colonel Huger was about 60 years of age and entered the service of the Norfolk and Western shortly after the war, holding confidential and important positions with General Mahone, when he was President of the Consolidated Roads, which afterwards became the Norfolk and Western. He was a native of South Carolina, belonging to the prominent Huguenot family of that name. He married Miss Julia Trimble, of Lynchburg, daughter of a famous lawyer of his day, and his wife and several children survive him.
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In 1861, Colonel Huger resigned from the Union Army and joined the Confederate Service. After commanding a Norfolk, Virginia battery, he was promoted to Major of Alexander's Battalion Artillery, Longstreet's Corps. After the War he joined the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 58096157
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Kinloch Huger (29 Sep 1837–10 Jun 1897), Find a Grave Memorial no. 58096157, citing Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .