Maria Campbell Bache (Wainwright) Schroeder

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Maria Campbell Bache Schroeder (Wainwright)

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: 1925 (68)
Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Commander Richard Wainright, Sr. (USN) and Sarah "Sally" Franklin Wainwright
Wife of Admiral Seaton Schroeder
Mother of Winston Seaton Schroeder; <private> Johnson (Schroeder); <private> Schroeder; <private> Schroeder; <private> Schroeder and 1 other
Sister of Admiral Richard Wainright, Jr. (USN); Dallas Bache Wainwright and Joanna Auchmuty Wainwright

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The Seaton family, with genealogy and biographies By Oren Andrew Seaton. Printed in Topeka, Kansas by Crane & Company, 1906.

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 Their son, Seaton Schroeder, now one of the best known officers 

of the United States Navy, was born August 17, 1849. After the return from Sweden, Seaton remained a year in this country, then passed two years in Paris, France.

 In September, 1864, he was appointed a midshipman at the 

United States Naval Academy by President Lincoln, entering the Academy that month with Richard Wainright, who was also one of Lincoln's appointees, and who was also born in the District only four months later than Schroeder. They grew up together in Washington, were graduated from Annapolis at the same time, in June, 1868, Schroeder having the higher standing; and to fur- ther cement their lifetime friendship, the subject of this sketch married Wainright's sister, Maria Campbell Bache Wainright, the daughter of Captain Richard Wainright of the navy, who had commanded Farragut's flagship, Hartford, at New Orleans, dur- ing the Civil War. Through her mother she was the great-grand- daughter of Benjamin Franklin. They were married in January, 1879.

 Seaton and Maria Schroeder have had six children, of whom 

the last five are living, and whose names follow : Winston Seaton Schroeder, died in infancy. Sarah Franklin, Caroline Seaton, Joanna Anchmuty, Seaton, and Wainright, complete the number.

 Among the interesting episodes of Mr. Schroeder's service at 

sea, which began on the Pacific station, where he was promoted to Ensign in 1869, may be mentioned the following:

 In June, 1871, while on the sloop-of-war Benicia, he took part 

in the attack on the Korean forts, and was mentioned by name in dispatches of the commander-in-chief, Rear Admiral John Rodgers.

 In 1879-80 he was associated with his friend Lieutenant Harry 

H. Gorrings in the removal of the Egyptian obelisk in Alexandria, and its erection in the city of New York.

 In 1890 he was put in command of the dynamite gun-vessel, 

Vesuvius, and for three years carried on experimental work with that vessel and her guns.

 While a lieutenant, also, in 1888, in cooperation with Lieutenant 

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W. H. Driggs, he invented and perfected the Driggs-Schroeder rapid-fire guns, which have since shared with the Hotchkiss in the composition of the secondary batteries of United States war-ships.

 During the war with Spain he was Executive Officer of the 

battleship Massachusetts, and was advanced three numbers in his grade for services during that war.

 In May, 1900, Mr. Schroeder went to the Island of Guam as 

Governor, remaining there until February, 1903. Upon his re- turn to Washington in March of this year, he was appointed Chief Intelligence Officer of the Navy and a member of the General Board, which position he occupies at this writing.

 Since entering the service he has passed considerably more 

time at sea duty than on shore. He has lately finished the work of revising the Naval Regulations.



Friends of Franklin, Inc. Descendants Project records (Collection 3117), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Title The Auchmuty Family of Scotland and America Author Annette Townsend Publisher Grafton Press, 1932 Original from the University of Virginia Digitized May 27, 2008 Length 215 pages



1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Seaton Schroeder

Age in 1910: 60

Birth Year: abt 1850

Birthplace: District of Columbia

Home in 1910: Precinct 3, Washington, District of Columbia

1811 18th Street, N. W.

Race: White

Gender: Male

Relation to Head of House: Head

Spouse's Name: Maria Schroeder

Father's Birthplace: Maryland

Mother's Birthplace: District of Columbia

Neighbors: Marian Staves, Alexander R. Stratton, Carroll H. Waymann, Robert V. V. Anderson - all lodgers

Household Members:

Name Age

Seaton Schroeder  60  Head   Rear Admiral in the U. S. Navy, veteran.  Owns house free of mortgage.  Married 31 years of first marriage
Maria Schroeder  54   Wife  Married 31 years of first marriage.  Mother of 6 born children of which 5 are alive, born in Washington D. C.
Sarah F Schroeder  27   Daughter
Caroline Johnson  24   Daughter  First marriage of 5 years. One child born and living.

Joanna A Schroeder 23 Daughter

Seaton Schroeder Jr 21 Son

Wainwright Schroeder  17   Son
Moulton R Johnson  41   Son-in-law   First marriage of 5 years. Surgeon in U.S. Navy  He and parents born in Ohio.
Belle M Johnson  0  [11/12]  Grand-daughter



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Mrs Maria Campbell Wainwright Schroeder

Birth: Mar. 14, 1856 Washington District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA Death: Jul. 12, 1926 Jamestown Newport County Rhode Island, USA

Maria was born Maria Campbell Bache Wainwright to Commodore Richard Wainwright and Sarah Franklin Bache. Her father was the Commanding Officer on the USS Merrimack and he died commanding the USS Hartford in New Orleans during the Civil War when she was 6 years old. Three US Ships are named Wainwright in honor of him. Maria is also the Great Great Grand daughter of Benjamin Franklin through her mothers side.

Maria married Admiral Seaton Schroeder, son of Francis Schroeder (US Ambassador to Sweden) and Caroline Seaton in Washington, DC on January 16th, 1879. Admiral Schroeder was Commander of the Atlantic Fleet, US Governor to Gaum and Central Intelligence Officer of The Navy, and the Destroyer USS Schroeder is named for him. They had 6 children Winston Seaton, Sarah Franklin, Caroline Seaton, Joanna Auchmuty, Seaton and Wainwright.

Family links:

 Richard Wainwright (1817 - 1862)
 Sally Franklin Bache Wainwright (1824 - 1880)

 Seaton Schroeder (1849 - 1922)

 Caroline Seaton Schroeder Johnson (1886 - 1950)*

 Richard Wainwright (1849 - 1926)*
 Dallas Bache Wainwright (1852 - 1934)*
 Maria Campbell Wainwright Schroeder (1856 - 1926)
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Burial: Cedar Cemetery Jamestown Newport County Rhode Island, USA

Created by: RI Researcher Gal Record added: Apr 26, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 109550133



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Maria Campbell Bache (Wainwright) Schroeder's Timeline

March 14, 1856
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
October 20, 1881
Age 25
Age 68
Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States