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[image ALT: A head-and‑shoulders photograph of a man in early middle age. He is Ariosto McCrimmon, a West Point graduate and military officer, whose career is detailed on this webpage.]

Lieutenant Ariosto McCrimmon

The preceding image, and the text that follows, are reproduced from (the report of the) Forty-Ninth Annual Reunion of the Association of the Graduates of the United States Military Academy, June 11th, 1918.

 p91  Ariosto McCrimmon
No. 2715. Class of 1877.
Died April 22, 1918, at Los Angeles, Cal., aged 62.

Ariosto McCrimmon was born in the State of Georgia and up to the time of his admission to the United States Military Academy, July 1, 1873, little is known of his boyhood days. On graduation from the Academy in 1877 he was assigned to the Sixth Infantry and later to the Thirteenth Infantry. His military career was, however, of short duration for on June 28, 1879, two years after graduation, he resigned from the Army and entered civil life. From that time to the year 1884 he practiced law in Dardanelle, Ark.; in 1885 he was appointed Superintendent of Public Schools of San Angelo, Texas; in 1887 he took up newspaper work in San Diego,  p72 Cal., purchasing the San Diegan in 1891. In 1895 he took up his residence in Los Angeles where he again engaged in newspaper work and later in the real estate business. Up to the time of his death, April 22, 1918, he was engaged in this business.

Mr. McCrimmon leaves a widow, Mrs. Emma McCrimmon, to whom he was married in 1884, and who resides at Los Angeles.

At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War Mr. McCrimmon tendered his services to the United States.

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