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Maj. Gen. Stuart HEINTZELMAN

Male 1876 - 1935  (58 years)

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  • Name Stuart HEINTZELMAN 
    Title Maj. Gen. 
    Born 19 Nov 1876  New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Stuart "Tommy" HEINTZELMAN 
    Died 6 Jul 1935  Hot Springs, Garland County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 

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      Stuart Heintzelman
      Major General, United States Army

      Stuart Heintzelman, "Tommy" to his friends, was born in New York City on 19 November 1876. Both his grandfather (Class of 1826) and father (Class of 1867) graduated from West Point. (Note: His father, Captain Charles Stuart Heintzelman, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery). He was educated abroad as a child and graduated from the Groton School in Massachusetts before entering the Academy. His leadership qualities were evident early in his military career as a cadet. He was the captain of the class gym and track teams, and he also was elected president of the Cadet Athletic Association. As a star football player, he was an Army letterman.

      After graduation, he was assigned to the 4th Cavalry in the Philippines, where he served until 1900. He then joined the 6th Cavalry in China and participated in the suppression of the Boxer Rebellion.

      Heintzelman had a keen interest in research and military history and served several tours at the Leavenworth School as an instructor as well as instructing at the Army Service Schools. In 1916, he was assigned to Princeton University as a military instructor and was awarded an honorary degree of master of arts.

      During WWI, Heintzelman served in France and Italy with the General Staff at the headquarters of the AEF; as a Military Observer with the French Army, First Army Corps; as Chief of Staff of the IVArmy Corps; and as the Chief of Staff of the Second Army. For his service in WWI, he was named a Commander of the Legion of Honor, awarded the Croix de Guerre with palm, named a Commander of the Order of the Crown, and awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

      He was appointed a brigadier general in 1922 and a major general in 1931. His assignments included director of the Army War College; the General Staff at Headquarters, VI Corps Area; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4; commander of the 22d Infantry in Hawaii; and commander of the Harbor Defenses of Eastern New York.

      Before his death, General Heintzelman was the Commandant of the Command and General Staff School at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He died on 6 July 1935 at age 59 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Ann Bowling Heintzelman who died on 14 April 1935 is buried with him.


      Stuart Heintzelman
      Birth: Nov. 19, 1876
      Death: Jul. 6, 1935
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      Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
      Plot: Sec: WEST, Site: 1272
      Created by: John C. Anderson
      Record added: Mar 05, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 49201682
    Person ID I22253  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Family Rubey Lee BOWLING,   b. 10 Sep 1876, Columbia, Boone County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1935  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1910  Jackson County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F9800  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Missouri MarriageRecords, 1805-2002 [database online], Provo, UT: Operations, Inc., 2007: Name: Stuart Heintzelman Age: 33 Birth Date: abt 1877 Marriage Date: 14 Mar 1910 Marriage Location: Jackson, Missouri Marriage County: Jackson Spouse Name: Mrs. Rubey Bowling Rutherford Spouse Age: 36.