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Arthur MacArthur, III

Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington, VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur, Jr. and Mary P. Hardy
Husband of Mary Hendry MacArthur
Father of Arthur MacArthur; Bowman McCalla MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur II, U.S. Ambassador; Mary Elizabeth Symington and Malcolm MacArthur
Brother of Malcom MacArthur and Gen. Douglas MacArthur

Occupation: Captain
Managed by: Gene
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About Capt. Arthur MacArthur III

Arthur MacArthur III (June 1, 1876 – December 2, 1923) was a United States Navy officer, whose active-duty career extended from the Spanish-American War through World War I. He was the elder brother of General Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964).

The son of United States Army General Arthur MacArthur, Jr. (1845–1912), he chose a career in the Navy instead of following his father, graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1896.

During the Spanish-American War, Ensign MacArthur served aboard the steam yacht USS Vixen (PY-4) in the Battle of Santiago. He later participated in naval operations during the Philippine-American War and the Boxer Rebellion.

In 1901, he married Mary H. McCalla (1877–1959), the daughter of Rear Admiral Bowman H. McCalla. They had five children, Arthur (who died young), Bowman McCalla, Douglas (named in honor of his brother), Mary Elizabeth, Malcolm.

MacArthur commanded submarine USS Grampus (SS-4), destroyer USS McCall (DD-28), minelayer USS San Francisco (CM-2), armored cruiser USS South Dakota (ACR-9) and light cruiser USS Chattanooga (CL-18). For distinguished work in protecting convoys from U-boats engaged in the Atlantic U-boat Campaign during 1918, he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal and was promoted to Captain.

Captain MacArthur died in Washington, D.C. of appendicitis in 1923, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery near his parents.

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New Orleans, LA
August 1902
Age 26
Age 27
August 17, 1907
Age 31
Age 33
February 20, 1913
Age 37
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
December 14, 1914
Age 38
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Age 47
Arlington, Arlington, VA, United States