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 Camden Oren Rockwell

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Camden Oren Rockwell

  • Birth 1841 Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 11 Mar 1925 Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
  • Burial Proctor, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 60184579

Son of Justus & Emeline (Beckwith) Rockwell. He enlisted as a private in the 9th Ohio Light Artillery in 1862, was promoted to corporal the following year and mustered out June 16, 1865. On Nov. 22, 1866 at Portage Co., Ohio, he married Ellen Rudolph, whose sister Lucretia was the wife of James A. Garfield, President of the United States in 1881. Camden was present at the President's bedside when he passed away due to the effects of an assassin's bullet. The Rockwell family lived in St. Louis, New York City and the Bronx. Camden and Ellen were buried in Proctor where their son Arthur was a long time resident.

from the New York Times, March 12, 1925:
Camden O. Rockwell, brother-in-law of the late President James A. Garfield, died yesterday from heart disease at his home, 322 East 197th Street, the Bronx. Mr. Rockwell was 90 years, having been born in Akron, Ohio in 1835. He served in the Civil War for three years with the Ninth Ohio Battery. Forty-three years ago he came to New York, where he engaged in the house furnishing business until his retirement several years ago. Mr. Rockwell is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons.


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  • Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 16 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60184579
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Camden Oren Rockwell (1841–11 Mar 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60184579, citing South Street Cemetery, Proctor, Rutland County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Jen Snoots (contributor 4661415) .