William Murray Connell
Colonel, United States Army
M. CONNELL, RETIRED COLONEL, 66
Former Chief of Staff of 61st Cavalry Division if Dead
NEW YORK, New York – July 27, 1938 – Colonel William Murray Connell, U.S.A., retired, died on Monday at his home, 29 East Ninth Street, after a long illness. Formerly Chief of Staff of the Sixty-First Cavalry Division, United States Army Reserve, with headquarters here, Colonel Connell had retired in 1935. His age was 66.
Born here, Colonel Connell served as a First Lieutenant in the Twelfth New York Regiment in the Spanish-American War and later, in 1898, was promoted to Captain. The regiment went to Cuba after the cessation of hostilities.
Later he was a First Lieutenant in the Twenty-Sixth United States Infantry and after that be became a Captain in the Regular Army. In 1917-18 he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the National Army. He did not go overseas and became a Colonel in the Regular Army in 1925.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Harriet Woodward
Connell, and three sisters. A funeral service will be held at 4:30
P.M. today at his home. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Posted: 4 December 2007