Details for Roster ID 3443
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|Name:||George Wise Fitchett|
|Affiliation:||Class of 1885|
|Biography & Genealogy:||George Wise Fitchett, Jr., Class of 1885: Genealogy: Born- Aug. 23, 1862 in Nottoway Court House, Va. Father- George Fitchett; Mother- Missouri Fitchett (cousin to George). Pat. Grandfather- Joshua Fitchett; Pat. Grandmother- Martha Garrow. Mat. Grandparents- unknown. Married- Adela Ellen Chingford, daughter of William Warren Chingford. Children- 1- John Alden Fitchett; 2- Dorothy Elizabeth Fitchett; 3- Peggy Fitchett; 4- Charles James Fitchett; 5- George William Fitchett. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 24, 1881; Left after four years, but did not graduate. Military Record: Member of the Virginia Volunteers for 15 years and helped organize several companies including the famous "Huntingdon Rifles"; At the outbreak of the Spanish- American War he organized a large company of Immunes for service in the yellow fever areas, but was prevented from joining them in service by a serious accident to his right arm. Careers: Civil Engineer. Died- Dec. 11, 1931 in Georgetown, Colo.|