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La Roy Sunderland Upton, American army officer.


Upton, La Roy Sunderland was born on October 8, 1869 in Decatur, Michigan, United States. Son of Captain John B. and Julia (Sherman) Upton.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1891. Honor graduated from Army School of the Line, 1914. Graduated from Army Staff College, 1915.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, June 12, 1891. Promoted through grades to brigadier general November 5, 1923. Duty various posts in New York, 1892-1898.

Recruiting service. Michigan, 1898. With regiment at Montauk Pt., Long Island, New York, 1898. Collector customs, Tunas de Zaza and Manzanila, Cuba, 1899-1902.

In Philippines, 1908. P.m. New York City, 1911-1912. Duty Panama Canal, 1912-1913, 1915-1916, Fort Leavenworth.

Kansas, 1913-1915, Eagle Pass, Texas, 1916-1917. Arrived in France, June 26, 1917. Returned to the United States May 14, 1919.


Married Agnes Millar, September 4, 1902.

Captain John B. Upton

Julia (Sherman) Upton

Agnes Millar