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Naval officer

Abraham Vanhoy Zane, American naval officer. Member Jeannette relief expedition, 1881-1882, Northern Alaska exploring expedition, 1885-1886.

Background

Zane, Abraham Vanhoy was born on August 14, 1850 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Abraham V. and Mary R. (McNeir) Zane.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1874.

Career

Promoted assistant engineer, February 26, 1875. Passed assistant engineer, August 27, 1881. Chief engineer, September 11, 1895.

Transferred to the line as lieutenant commander, March 3, 1899. Commander, September 11, 1903. Captain, December 6, 1907.

Rear admiral, September 14, 1911.

Membership

Member Jeannette relief expedition, 1881-1882, Northern Alaska exploring expedition, 1885-1886.

Connections

Married Grace Helen Southgate, June 21, 1883.

father:
Abraham V. Zane

mother:
Mary R. (McNeir) Zane

spouse:
Grace Helen Southgate