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army officer

Alexander Thompson Ovenshine, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal and Silver Star (United States). Club: Army and Navy Country (Arlington, Virginia).

Background

Ovenshine, Alexander Thompson was born on June 25, 1873 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. Son of Samuel and Sallie Yeatman (Thompson) Ovenshine.

Education

Student Infantry and Cavalry School, 1907, Army Signal School, 1908.

Career

Enlisted in private 21st Infantry, United States Army, 1894. Second in command Lieutenant, 1897. Advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1933.

Retired, June 30, 1937.

Membership

Club: Army and Navy Country (Arlington, Virginia).

Connections

Married Mary Louise Powell, December 24, 1898. Children: Richard Powell, Eugene Samuel, Mary Louise.

father:
Samuel Ovenshine

mother:
Sallie Yeatman (Thompson) Ovenshine

spouse:
Mary Louise Powell

children:
Eugene Samuel Ovenshine

Richard Powell Ovenshine

Mary Louise Ovenshine