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American Joseph STILLWELL

born Joseph Warren STILLWELL

United States Army four-star General known for service in the China Burma India Theater

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on March 19, 1883 in Palatka, Florida, USA
Died: on October 12, 1946 in San Francisco, California, USA


Stilwell was born in Palatka, Florida of patrician Yankee stock. His parents were Doctor Benjamin Stilwell and Mary A. Peene. Stilwell was an eighth generation descendant of an English colonist who arrived in America in 1638, whose descendants remained in New York up through the birth of Stilwell's father. Named for a family friend, as well as the doctor who delivered him, Joseph Stilwell, known as Warren by his family, grew up in New York, under a strict regimen from his father that included an emphasis on religion. Stilwell later admitted to his daughter that he picked up criminal instincts due to,"...being forced to go to Church and Sunday School, and seeing how little real good religion does anybody, I advise passing them all up and using common sense instead."

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