Basil Norris Ricketts
Sergeant, United States Army
Ricketts is apparently the son of James B. Ricketts,
Major General, United States Army. He is buried in the General's
gravesite in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery and his listed next-of-kin
was Fannie Ricketts of San Jose, California (the General's wife).
He was born in New York City on 21 December 1868 and died on 1 February
Per the records below, he served in the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders), and was wounded in the hip in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003