John Tracey Edson
Ensign, United States Navy
WAR NAVAL HERO DIES; WON U.S. MEDAL
NEW YORK, New York, February 3, 1928 – John Tracey Edson, 78, naval hero in the Spanish-American War, died yesterday at Sailors Snug Harbor, Staten Island.
He was a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York.
During the Spanish-American War he served on the United States Gunboat Gloucester, and was awarded a government medal for meritorious conduct in battle for his efforts in rescuing the Spanish Admiral Cevera and officers of the Spanish flagship in the battle of Santiago.
Dr. Edson practiced medicine in New York and Denver, Colorado, for 25 years.
Burial will be in the National Cemetery at
Posted:3 January 2008