Posts belonging to Category 'Deaths'

History Prof. A.W. Crandall Dies at Age 68

Andrew Wallace Crandall, professor emeritus of history at DePauw and one of the University’s most beloved and distinguished teachers, died today at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle following an extended illness.  He was 68 years old.
Perhaps one of America’s best known authorities on the Civil War, Dr. Crandall was a member of the DePauw faculty [...]

Diplomat, Springfield grad Harter dies

Eugene C. Harter, a Springfield High School graduate who after a successful diplomatic career wrote a history on Confederates who relocated to Brazil following the Civil War, died Monday in Ellicott City, Md. He was 84.
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1926, Harter’s diplomat father relocated to the Dayton area in the 1930s.

Manassas businessman a likely accident victim

Nothing Creston Martin Owen did was small, so when he began leading efforts for the upcoming Civil War sesquicentennial anniversary, friends said they knew Manassas’s commemoration would be one to remember.

A probable accident Tuesday, however, left friends and city officials with the task of carrying out next year’s Civil War commemoration without the energetic, charismatic [...]

Prominent Manassas businessman dies

A prominent Manassas businessman who also spearheaded the planning of the upcoming commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War died Tuesday, Manassas city officials said.
Creston Martin Owen, 45, was found dead Tuesday evening by a family member in a detached garage adjacent to his Catlett home. Fauquier County sheriff’s officials said Owen suffered a [...]

Community Mourns Historian Joe Harsh

Centreville’s Joe Harsh died Sept. 13 at age 69, but he remains in the hearts and minds of those who loved him, and his influence in the realm of Civil War history is his lasting legacy. And for a man who was an expert on the Battle of Antietam, it was somehow fitting that his [...]

Joe Harsh Dies

Longtime Centreville resident, Civil War history expert and former George Mason University professor Joe Harsh died Monday morning, Sept. 13, of the lung disease COPD. He was 69.
His wife Trudy, of Chalet Woods, said he’d been ill for a long while and had been admitted to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital on Saturday. She said doctors [...]

Cordelia Bryant McIlwain, 97, preserved her family’s Civil War legacy

She kept the letters under her bed and forbade her children from going through them.
But from time to time, Cordelia Bryant McIlwain showed her children some of the memorabilia dating to the 17th century. Much of the material comes from the Civil War, in which her grandfather and two great-uncles fought for the Confederacy

Col. James Golden Bogle, 94: A Civil War and railroad historian

Col. James Bogle and his wife wanted their children to establish roots in a community, not move constantly as many military families do.
So the Army veteran took on consecutive assignments at military bases near metro Atlanta. Children James Bogle Jr. and Alice Clark Bogle Lyons spent their primary, middle and high school years in one [...]

Neuse II’s builder dies

John Nix paused for a moment Wednesday as he pulled out a certificate of a $25 stock he bought in support of the construction of an iron-clad Civil War replica of the original CSS Neuse.
Little did Nix know the minute of reflection would turn into a memory forever etched in his brain as the very [...]

Daughter of Civil War soldier dies in Ohio at 103

An Ohio woman whose father fought in the Civil War has died at the age of 103.
Family members say Edna Marie Hetrick died Monday at a senior living center in Findlay.
Hetrick was a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The Illinois-based group says there are 16 other living daughters of [...]