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Re: Vinegar Joe's family

Nora Downing (View posts)
Posted: 18 Feb 2003 7:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
This is all I have on Vinegar Joe so far. The picture of his stone and his son's is on line I will go check that out and send it to you also.
Nora Downing


Descendants of John Stilwell


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 STILWELL He married CORNELIA FRANCIS SEYMORE.

Children of JOHN STILWELL and CORNELIA SEYMORE are:
i. FRANCES2 STILWELL, b. 18 July 1851.
2. ii. BENJAMIN WATSON STILWELL, b. 18 July 1858, New York, New York.


Generation No. 2

2. BENJAMIN WATSON2 STILWELL (JOHN1) was born 18 July 1858 in New York, New York. He married MARY A. PEENE 24 February 1880 in New York.

Children of BENJAMIN STILWELL and MARY PEENE are:
i. ALICE3 STILWELL, b. 10 November 1880.
3. ii. JOSEPH WARREN STILWELL, b. 19 March 1883, Palatka, Putnam Co., Florida; d. 12 October 1946, Carmel, California.
iii. JOHN STILWELL, b. 27 March 1886.


Generation No. 3

3. JOSEPH WARREN3 STILWELL (BENJAMIN WATSON2, JOHN1) was born 19 March 1883 in Palatka, Putnam Co., Florida, and died 12 October 1946 in Carmel, California. He married WINIFRED SMITH.

Notes for JOSEPH WARREN STILWELL:
taken from book "THE DOOLITTLE RAID"

page 79-81

Marshall passed Magruder's message to Arnold, who decided it was best not to tell any American personnel in China about the Doolittle raid, not even Lt. Gen. Joseph W. 'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell, the man designated to become chief of staff to Genralissimo Chiang Kai-shek and commander of American forces in China. Arnold told Stilwell only that American bombers would arrive in china at a certain time, and that he should arrange for aviation fuel and oil, English-speaking personnel, and radio homing equipment to be stashed at several airfields in eastern China.
Stilwell left Washington for China on February 11 and did not reach Chungking until March 4. By march 16, impatient at not hearing from Stilwell about the airfield preparations, Arnold cabled him through AMMISCA. Time was running out, in another two weeks the bombers would be aboard the carrier, heading toward Japan. If the fields in China were not prepared the bombers might all be lost. The Russians had refused permission for them to set down at Bladivostok, and there was nowhere else for them to land.



More About JOSEPH WARREN STILWELL:
Fact 6: 40 yrs in Military (mostly spent in China)
Fact 7: West Point

Children of JOSEPH STILWELL and WINIFRED SMITH are:
i. NANCY4 STILWELL, m. EASTERBROOK.
ii. WINIFRED STILWELL, m. COX.
iii. JOSEPH WARREN STILWELL,JR., b. 1912; d. 1966, Plan Crash in the Pacific, body never found.

Notes for JOSEPH WARREN STILWELL,JR.:
Brigadier General Joseph W. Stilwell, Fr. was instrumental in establishing the JFK Special Warfare Center and served as the center's commanding general. Eln 1966 while traveling from Thailand to Vietnam his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Stilwell's body was never found. Brigadier General Joseph W. Stilwell, Fr., was the son of General Joseph W. (Vinegar Joe) Stilwell, Sr.,
West point US Military Academy Post Cemetery, west Point, New York, USA
Cause of Death: Plane crash in Pacific Ocean.

Seems funny His dad's ashes were scattered over the Pacific Ocean.
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