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James O'Neil


Date and Place of Birth: Unknown
Date and Place of Death:    October 2, 1918 Place Unknown
Baseball Experience: College
Position: Unknown
Rank: Lieutenant
Military Unit: 306th Infantry Regiment US Army
Area Served: France

James O'Neil, a nephew of William G. McAdoo, lawyer and political leader who served as a U.S. Senator, United States Secretary of the Treasury and director of the United States Railroad Administration (USRA), attended Columbia University where he captained the baseball team his senior year. Graduating in 1915, he was a sports writer on the staff of the New York Tribune for a year, before entering the Officers' Training Camp at Plattsburg Barracks, New York.

Commissioned in 1917, he was assigned to a southern camp before heading overseas to France where he served with the 306th Infantry.

Lieutenant O'Neil was badly wounded on August 27, 1918 and succumbed to those wounds on October 2.

James O'Neil was survived by his wife, the former Miss Betty Beresford.

New York Herald October 29, 1918

Date Added February 25, 2013

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