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Name:John Coyle Whitwell
Affiliation:Faculty or Staff
Biography & Genealogy:John Coyle Whitwell, Assistant Quartermaster and Commissary; New Market Staff. Born October 17, 1828 at Washington, DC; son of John George Whitwell and Anna Wood. In charge of the Commissary Dept. at VMI from 1862-1864. After the war he returned to Washington DC and worked at the Great Falls (later American) Ice Co; musical director & deacon at the Central Presbyterian Church of Washington; died April 13, 1882. Married twice: in 1850, Augusta Newton of Alexandria, Va; they had 2 daughters; married 2nd Margaret Smith Miller of Washington, DC; 2 sons - Sanford Nesbit Whitwell and George Miller Whitwell (both of whom worked for the Washington Gas Light Co. in 1909).
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