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David Applegate

David Applegate (seated) was born March 30, 1844 in Perry County, Pennsylvania and died on April 30, 1933 in Newella, Oklahoma. He served in Company F, 8th Kansas Infantry and enlisted on March 12, 1864 at Ft. Leavenworth Kansas, serving until his discharge on 28 November, 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. At enlistment he was 5'6" in height, light complexioned, blue eyes, light hair and was a cooper, a maker of barrels. He was wounded; creased by a minie according to his grandson, Clarence McFadden, and bore the scar on his right temple the remainder of his life. Seated on his lap is his grandson Tommy Todd. His daughter, Octavia Applegate McFadden, and granddaughter, Grace McFadden Todd, are standing. The photograph was taken in Hillsboro, Oregon during David's visit circa 1918. The child, Tommy Todd, later went on to become a famous music arranger and composer for MGM and many big bands of the 1940's - 1950's. Source for the information: Clarence C. McFadden, grandson 1909-1996. Photograph provided by great grandson, Patrick T. McFadden.


David Applegate

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