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army officer

Charles Jacobs Symmonds, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal “for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service” at Gievres; Officer Legion of Honor (France); Officer Polonia Restituta (Poland).


Symmonds, Charles Jacobs was born on October 6, 1866 in Holland, Michigan, United States. Son of Robert and Phillis Wey (Jacobs) Symmonds.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1890.


Brig. General Earl D. Thomas, United States of America, Fort McIntosh, Texas, February 21, 1894. Children—Robert Earl (killed in action, World War), Katharine Godfrey, Phillis Wey. Commissioned Second lieutenant 18th Infantry, June 12, 1890.

Promoted through grades to brigadier general November 3, 1923. Served as captain a.q.m., vols., Spanish-American War, 1898. Commander Intermediate Depot, Gievres, France, the principal storage depot of American Expeditionary Force during World War.

Retired, October 31, 1930.


Married George Crook, d. Children: Robert Earl (killed in action, World War), Katharine Godfrey, Phillis Wey.

Robert Symmonds

Phillis Wey (Jacobs) Symmonds

George Crook

Robert Earl (killed in action Symmonds

World War) Symmonds

Katharine Godfrey Symmonds

Phillis Wey Symmonds