Arthur MacArthur, III (1876 - 1923)

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Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Death: Died
Occupation: Captain
Managed by: Gene
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About Arthur MacArthur, III

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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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Capt. Arthur MacArthur III's Timeline

1876
1876
New Orleans, LA
1902
August, 1902
Age 26
1903
1903
Age 27
1907
August 17, 1907
Age 31
1909
1909
Age 33
1913
February 20, 1913
Age 37
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
1914
December 14, 1914
Age 38
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
1923
1923
Age 47
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Arlington, Arlington, VA, United States