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 George R H Buffinton

George R H Buffinton

Birth
Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 24 Sep 1917 (aged 53)
Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 74685652 · View Source
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Lieutenant (Chief) George R. H. Buffinton received orders to command Company F to take a detachment to New York to report aboard U.S.S. "Prairie", a converted steamer from the Morgan Line. Forty petty officers and men left Fall River on April 23rd and were joined in New York by a hundred officers and men from other companies of the brigade. They were the first to report for duty at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. George R. H. Buffinton was one of the original members of Company F, Naval Brigade in 1892. He then continued his service in the Spanish-American War. In 1900 he was made captain commanding the brigade and served until 1907. He then retired with rank of rear admiral. After his military service George Buffinton became the manager of the Fall River Globe Newspaper for several years and then he became manager, owner and publisher of the Fall River Herald Newspaper for many more years.


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Front of stone:
GEORGE R. H. BUFFINTON
FEBRUARY 24. 1864 - SEPTEMBER 24. 1917
F. MABEL WETHERELL
HIS WIFE
JANUARY 15. 1865 - MARCH 4. 1955

Back of stone:
GEORGE R. H. BUFFINTON
LIEUT. U. S. N. SPANISH AMERICAN WAR.
CAPTAIN NAVEL BRIGADE M. V. M. 1900 - 1907.
RETIRED AS REAR ADMIRAL N. B. M. V. M. 1907.
MABEL WETHERELL BUFFINTON


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  • Created by: Linking Ancestors
  • Added: 9 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74685652
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George R H Buffinton (24 Feb 1864–24 Sep 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74685652, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Linking Ancestors (contributor 47231875) .