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Philo Norton McGiffin, 1860-1897
Photo following Sept 17, 1894, Battle of the Yalu River where Philo Norton McGiffin was Commander of the Chinese Battleship Chen Yuen. Photo by Le Fong, Chefoo, China
Born Dec 13, 1860, Washington, PA, Son of Colonel Norton McGiffin and Sarah Quail of Washington, PA.
Feb 11, 1897, New York, NY, committed suicide in the honored Chinese tradition following loss of a battle.