Alexander Scammel Wadsworth Jr.
b. 24 August 1883, d. 2 March 1959
- Alexander Scammel Wadsworth Jr. was born on 24 August 1883.
- He married Eugenia LeGrand Cameron, daughter of Francis Hawks Cameron and Eugenia LeGrand Weaver, on 26 June 1907 in Manila, Philippine Islands, and divorced in mid-1911.
- The following appeared on 21 July 1907 in The Washington Post: (Richmond, Va., July 20) News has been received here of the marriage in Manila, P. I., June 26, of Miss Eugenie Cameron, formerly of this city, to Alexander S. Wadsworth, jr., an officer in the United States navy. Mrs. Wadsworth is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Cameron and the late Gen. Francis Hawks Cameron. She has been visiting in Manila, as the guest of her sister, Mrs. Burnett, wife of Lieut. Charles Burnett, Fourth Cavalry, who at present is detailed as aid to Gen. Perhing, at Fort McKinley, Manila, P. I. Mrs. Wadsworth's father died in this city several years ago, and his remains were taken to Raleigh, N. C., where the Scotch clan of Cameron in America assembled to attend the last rites over the head of the family. On this occasin the historic Scotch pipes were used, which is only done at the funeral of a chieftain. The bride is a highly cultured and charming young woman. Mr. Wadsworth was graduated from the United States Naval Acacemy at Anapolis in 1901.
- The following appeared on 6 July 1911 in The Washington Post: (Reno, Nev., July 5) After Mrs. Eugenia L. Wadsworth, formerly a Miss Cameron, and member of an old New York family, had testified before Judge Moran, in district court, this afternoon that her husband, Lieut. Alexander Wadsworth, said to be of the United States navy, and also of New York, had failed to support her and their infant son, Cameron Wadsworth, an absolute divorce and the custody of the child was granted to her.
Mrs. Wadsworth testified that Wadsworth married her in the Philippines in 1907. Becoming ill, she had gone to live with a sister in Fort Snell, N. Dak. Her husband sent her money for a short period, and then the remittances had ceased. He was earning $230 a month in the navy, she testified. It is said that Mrs. Wadsworth was a newspaper woman in New York.
- The following appeared on 6 July 1911 in The San Francisco Call: (Reno, Nev., July 5) Mrs. Eugenia L. Wadsworth made her plea for divorce before Judge Moran this afternoon and when she finished she was granted an absolute decree of divorce from Lieutenant Alexander L. Wadsworth of the United States navy.
Mrs. Wadsworth was awarded the custody of her 3 year old son, Cameron. Lieutenant Wadsworth is a member of one of the oldest New York families and when he and the then Miss Eugenia Cameron of Delaware were married it was considered a real love match.
The wedding took place in the Philippine islands in 1907. Shortly afterward Mrs. Wadsworth became ill and returned to her mother's home in Delaware.
For a few months, according to her testimony, her lieutenant husband sent remittances for her support, but they ceased, and it was on the ground of nonsupport that she applied for a divorce.
- At the time of his death Alexander Scammel Wadsworth Jr. was living in Norfolk, Virginia, at 439 New York Avenue.
- Alexander Scammel Wadsworth Jr. died on 2 March 1959 at age 75 in Portsmouth, Virginia, at the US Naval Hospital.
- He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
- Last Edited: 6 Aug 2016