Edward Washburn Whitaker, youngest general in the Union Army, decorated Civil War hero, wounded, returned from the war to his home town of Ashford, CT. His daughter, Grace Darling, (whose story will be told tomorrow) bore a son Lieut. George Vaughn Seibold. Like his famous grand-father, Seibold would be a military man. At age 23 he volunteered in World War l and requested an assignment in aviation. He trained in Canada and deployed to England to fly with the British Royal Flying Corps. His squadron left for combat duty in France. He was recognized for bravery because tragically his plane was shot down. In 1918, his wife received a box labeled “Effects of deceased Officer 1st Lt. George Vaughn Seibold.”
He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.