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Frank Braisted
First Lieutenant, United States Army
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First Lieutenant Frank Braisted (1828-1891) served in the Civil War with the 84th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He is buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Helen Fish Braisted (1831-1917) is buried with him.  They are buried near Frank Alfred Braisted, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (1889-1981).  Their relationship is unknown at this time.

Information about the Lieutenant is being sought.


Via E-Mail, October 2004:  Re: Frank Braisted

I am related to the two men mentioned above and will explain how they are related to each other.

First Lieutenant Frank Braisted (1828-1891) and his wife Helen Fisk Braisted (1831-1917) had a son: William Clarence Braisted (1864-1941) who became a medical doctor and served in the Surgeon General's office. He was a physician attached to the White House during the terms of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. 

Rear Admiral William Clarence Braisted, MD (1864-1941) had a son: Frank Alfred Braisted (1889-1981) who became

Rear Admiral Frank Alfred Braisted (1889-1981). Rear Admiral Frank A. Braisted and his wife Margaret (1893-1985) had two sons,

William Braisted and Frank Alfred Braisted Jr., both of whom are still living.

Frank Alfred Braisted Jr. has a son, John Christian Braisted and a daughter Nancy. Frank Jr. has worked for the Smithsonian for over 42 years.

William Braisted is not married and has no children. He is a retired university professor, and has written several books on naval history.

Rear Admiral Frank Alfred Braisted (1889-1981) and I meet in the summer of 1976 while I was visiting Washington DC. We traced the family tree and did figure out how my branch of the family is related to the Admiral's family.

When visiting Arlington in 1989, I found it is possible to see all three of the Braisted graves when standing next to any one of the three headstones.

At least one other family relative is buried at Arlington, my grandfather's cousin.
His name is Alva Jennings Brasted (note no "I") and was Army Chief of Chaplains in the 1930's. Alva Jennings Brasted was born on July 4 1876 and died in about 1965. He married twice and both wives are buried with him.

I hope this will clear up the relationship issue for the two Frank Braisted's and fill in the missing generation. You have a great web site, keep up the good work.

John Chester Braisted



BRAISTED, FRANK
84TH OHIO INFANTRY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 01/05/1891
DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/05/1891
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2132-WS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BRAISTED, HELEN M
DATE OF DEATH: 12/22/1917
DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/22/1917
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2132-ES
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF FRANK BRAISTED, 84TH OHIO INFANTRY


Posted: 16 August 2003  Updated: 15 October 2004 Updated: 26 November 2005

Frank Braisted Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003