Theodore Frelinghuysen Jewell
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
August 5, 1844-July 26, 1932
Place of birth Washington, D.C.
Place of death Washington, D.C.
Years of service 1861-1904
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands USS Essex
Battles/wars American Civil War
Battle of Manila Bay
Theodore Frelinghuysen Jewell (1844-1932) Rear Admiral United States Navy.
Jewell was appointed an acting midshipman on November 29, 1861 when he entered the US Naval Academy and graduated November 22, 1864. He served on the USS Colorado, at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. and at the U.S. Naval Academy. During the Civil War while still at the Naval Academy, in the summer of 1863 when the nation's capital was threatened by General Robert E. Lee's forces, he was in command of a fleet of howitzers at the US Naval Yard for the defense of Washington, D.C.
Jewell was involved in peacekeeping activities from the USS Tuscarora in Seoul Korea, Panama in 1872, and Hawaii in 1874 during the election of King Kalakaua.
In 1879 he was executive officer of the frigate USS Constitution. From January 1893 to February 1896 he was superintendent of the Naval Gun Factory at the Washington Navy Yard.
Jewell served with Admiral Dewey at the Battle of Minila Bay and later commanded the European squadron of the American Fleet in March 1904 when he was made a rear admiral. He retired in November 1904.
He was the son of Thomas and Eleanor (Spencer) Jewell, born in Washington D.C. on August 5, 1844. On June 15, 1871 he married Elizabeth Lindsay Poor, daughter of rear admiral Charles Henry Poor . They had one son Commander Charles T. Jewell. Admiral Jewell died July 26, 1932 at his residence in Washington, D.C. and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Dates of Rank
JEWELL, ELIZABETH L W/O THEO F
JEWELL, CHARLES THEODORE