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army officer

George Percival Scriven, American army officer. Awarded gold medal by Military Service Institution for article “Nicaragua Canal and Its Military Aspects,” 1893; wrote (brochure) “Transmission of Military Information, 1908; “The Story of the Hudson Bay Company”. Served at various posts; Member orders of the Dragon and the Cara.

Background

Scriven, George Percival was born on February 21, 1854 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Henry and Elizabeth (Shuff) Scriven.

Education

Entered University of Chicago, class 1875, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York, class 1876, leaving after 2 years to enter United States Military Academy, from which graduate 1878 (5th in class).

Career

General Edward S. Bragg, February 7, 1891 (died 1914). Married second, Elizabeth, d. Peter McQuade, October 6, 1915.

Second Lieutenant 8th Infantry, June 14, 1878. Translations to Artillery and to the Signal Corps, December 18, 1890. Captain, June 14, 1892.

Major Signal Corps; promoted through grades to brigadier general, and chief signal officer of the Army, March 5, 1913. Retired February 3, 1917.

Membership

Served at various posts. Member orders of the Dragon and the Cara.

Connections

Married Bertha, d. Married second, Elizabeth, d.

father:
Charles Henry Scriven

mother:
Elizabeth (Shuff) Scriven

spouses:
Bertha

Elizabeth