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Charles Milton Tobin, American military officer. Mason.; Club: Rochester.


Tobin, Charles Milton was born on March 30, 1871 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of William Girard and Josephine (Smith) Tobin.


Educated University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.


Began as fire insurance agent, San Antonio, 1892. Special agent, Commercial Union Insurance Limited company, of London, England., for Western District of New York and Pennsylvania, 1906-1914. Captain Company I, 3d Texas Infantry, 1886-1888.

Captain Troop H, 1st New York Cavalry, 1914-1916. Service on Mexican border, June 1916-March 1917. Major 1st New York Cavalry, November 1916-March 25, 1917.

Supervising officer for West Central Zone, Military Training Commission, State of New York, March 1917. Graduate School Musketry and Machine Gunnery, Fort Sill. Commanded 102d Supply Train, 27th Division.

Arrived in France, July 13, 1918. At Brest until October 1918, when joined div. at front. After armistice on staff of commanding general at Brest.

Wrote official history of America occupancy of Brest for General Staff United States of America. Discharged as lieutenant colonel, October 8, 1919. President Underwriters’ Association of New York State, 1914.

Member Delta Tau Delta.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Major James K. Parsons, United States of America) Complete Infantry Guide, 1917. Rochester New York‡.


Mason.; Club: Rochester.


Married Olivia Prescott, of San Antonio, June 13, 1893.

William Girard Tobin

Josephine (Smith) Tobin

Olivia Prescott