Dallas Linscott

Henry Dallas Linscott (1894 - 1973)

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Gen. Henry Dallas (Dallas) "Dal" Linscott
Born in Lyon Township, Geary County, Kansas, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Jackson, Randolph, Missouri, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in Alameda, Alameda, California, United Statesmap
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Gen. Dallas Linscott served in the United States Marine Corps in World War II
Service started: 1933
Unit(s): 1st Marine Division
Service ended: 1955
Dallas Linscott is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Marine Corps 1917, 1933-1930, 1955
Served in Occupation of Nicaragua and World War II

General Henry Dallas Linscott was born on 3 September 1894 in Lyon Township, Geary, Kansas, United States to Melville Linscott (1836-1925) and Mary Washburn (1861-1932) as the only child of this marriage.

His father was married a total of four times and there were children in all but one. [1]

Half-Siblings from the marriage to Carrie Cole

  1. Infant Linscott was born in 1874 in probably Geary County, Kansas, United States. He died in 1874 in the same place.
  2. Minnie Linscott was born on 2 July 1875 in Kansas, United States. She married Charles Whitney Chapman (1874-1964) on 4 January 1905. Minnie died on 30 September 1955 in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States.
  3. Carrie Linscott was born in March 1877 in Kansas, United States. She never married or had children. Carrie died after 9 April 1940 when she appeared on a Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri United States Federal Census.
  4. Melville Roy Linscott was born on 11 April 1880 in Milford (later Geary), Kansas, United States. He married Besse Pearl Scott (1881-1956) in January 1906. Roy died on 3 April 1965 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.
  5. Sarah Linscott was born on 13 August 1883 in Milford, Geary, Kansas, United States. She married George Henry Smith (1882-1959) on 26 April 1903 in Milford, Geary, Kansas. Sarah died on 22 February 1959 in Falls City, Jerome, Idaho, United States.

Half-Sibling from the marriage to Edith E. Moyer

  1. Frank Cox Linscott born 22 July 1887 in Milford, Geary, Kansas, United States. He died on 13 September 1887 in Milford, Geary, Kansas, United States.

Marriage and Family

Dallas Linscott married Stella May Rich (1896-1989) on 24 September 1918 in Jackson, Randolph, Missouri when he was 24 and she was 22. His brother, Melville Roy Linscott was their witness.

Children of the Linscott-Rich Marriage

  1. Lieutenant Commander Henry Dallas Linscott, Jr. was born on 2 December 1920 at Parris Island, Beaufort, South Carolina, United States. He married Louise Bendette Ladd (b. 1920-?) before 1945.
  2. Helen May Linscott was born on 7 March 1925 in San Diego County, California, United States. She never married. Helen died in 1965 in Arlington, Alexandria, Virginia, United States.


Dal attended Kansas State College and was 2nd Lieutenant of Cadets. The certificate was awarded to him on 1 April 1914 and signed by the governor of the state. He was a senior at Kansas State University in 1916 and graduated in that year in a class of American Institute of Electrical Engineers.

He obtained his law degree.

Military Service

In May 1917 he was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps in Texas. He fought in Santo Domingo and France in World War I. Dal returned home long enough to get married and then returned to action in January 1919 with the 65th Guard Company as Captain. They were in France. By June he was sent to the 66th Guard Company. August 1922 found him in the middle of the Banana War in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic.

Dal obtained the rank of Captain by November 1924 in San Diego, California. His tour in San Diego ended in August 1927 when he was sent to Quantico, Virginia. From there, he saw action in Bluefields, Nicaragua in 1930. When he returned from that, he left the United States Marine Corps to pursue his Postgraduate law degree between 1930 and 1933. He returned to the United States Marine Corps after obtaining his degree and passing the bar.

From 1942 to 1944 he was Assistant Chief of Staff, III Marine Amphibious Corps. From 1946-1947 Dal was the Commander, Service Force, Pacific and in 1947 the Commanding Officer, Marine Garrison, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Chief of Staff at Camp Lejeune.

On 1 January 1948 he assumed command General of Camp Lejeune, Onslow, North Carolina and kept this position until 12 July 1954. He was considered an expert in amphibious warfare.

From 1949 until 1951 he was the Marine Corps Liaison Officer to the Chief of Naval Operations. From there he became the Director of Development Center at Quantico until 1952 and then Commanding General at Camp Lejeune from 1952 to 1953. His last official post was as Commanding General, Department of the Pacific from 1953 to 1955.


He was on the distinguished duty staff of the 3rd Amphibious Force during Vella Lavella, Treasury-Bougainville, and Empress Augusta Bay Operations. He was the Director of the Landing Force Development Center and Command of Amphibious training for the Pacific Fleet. Dal spent 12 months on Turner's staff.


Lieutenant General Linscott retired on 1 October 1955. The obituary reads 1956, but family members say the earlier date.

Death and Burial

Dal died on 17 October 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California, United States at the age of 79. He was buried with full military honors in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia. Section 30. Find A Grave: Memorial #61291061

Headstone: Photo October 1973 is found in Arlington's own memorial section.
Inscription: Henry Dallas Linscott Lieutenant General United States Marine Corps 1894-1973. Beloved wife and mother May Rich Linscott 1896-1989. Daughter Helen May Linscott 1925-1965.


  • 1900 United States Federal Census on 27 June at Milford, Geary, Kansas. [2]
  • 1905 Kansas State Census Collection: 1 March 1905 at Milford, Geary Kansas. Microfilm reels K-1 - K-181. Kansas State Historical Society.
  • 1910 United States Federal Census on 19 April at Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri. Residence is 4009 Oak Street.[3]
  • 1925 Kansas State Census on 11 March in Milford, Geary, Kansas. Family 138. [4] This may have been their permanent home base for the time, but there are also records for him in San Diego, California in this year (Their daughter was born there on 7 March and they continued to live at 3051 Redwood into 1926 at least.).
  • 1925 U.S. City Directories at 3051 Redwood, San Diego, California.
  • 1926 U.S. City Directories at 3051 Redwood, San Diego, California.
  • 18 July 1930 New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1813-1945. Destination New Orleans, Louisiana from Bluefields, Nicaragua.
  • 1937 U.S. City Directories at 05 Argonne in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California.
  • 1938 U.S. City Directories at 05 Argonne in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California.
  • 1940 United States Federal Census on 13 April 1940 at Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia. [5]
  • Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  • http://www.lejeune.usmc.mil/co/archive/1944-1954.asp
  • Stars and Stripes Many citations
  • United States Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940, many citations.
  • U.S. School Yearbooks
  • U.S Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.
  • U.S. Social Security Death Index.
  • California Death Index.
  • Find A Grave Index. A bio and headstone are both available.
  • Arlington Cemetery on General Dallas Linscott.
  • Linscott, Jeffrey A. The Linscott Family: The Genealogy and History of the Family Linscott in the United States and Elsewhere, Descendants of John Linscott of York, Maine, 1558 to the Present Time. South China, Maine, USA: Jeffrey A. Linscott, 2002.


  • 1917, July 2nd Lt. 29th Company, 4th Provisional Reg.
  • 1917, Nov 1st Lt. 29th Company, 4th Prov. Reg.
  • 1918, Aug 1st Lt. 28th Co., 4th Prov. Reg. US Marines, Marine Barracks, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
  • 1918, Sep Capt. Co. D, Officers Training Camp, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA.
  • 1918, Oct Capt. Headquarters Detachment, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, South Carolina.
  • 1919, Jan Capt. Marine Guard Company #65, St. Nazaire, France.
  • 1919, July Capt. Co. D, 11th Regiment.
  • 1919, Oct Capt. Radio School Detachment, Marine Base Parris Island, South Carolina.
  • 1920, Jan Capt. Battalion A, Marine Barracks, Training Station, Parris Island, SC.
  • 1922, Aug Capt. Division 1, Observation, Squadron 1, Santo Domingo City, Dominican Republic.
  • 1923, July, Capt. Headquarters Company, 1st Regiment, 2nd Brigade, Santo Domingo City, Dominican Republic.
  • 1924, Sep, Capt. Hqrs Co, 3rd Battalion, 6th Regiment, Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • 1924, Nov, Capt. Marine Corps Base Nob, San Diego, California.
  • 1924, Dec, Capt. Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA.
  • 1927, Mar, Capt. Headquarters Detachment, Aircraft Squadrons, WCEF Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA.
  • 1927, July, Capt. Recruit Depot Sea School Company, Marine Corps Base, Naval Operations Battalion, San Diego, CA.
  • 1927, Sep, Capt. Marine Corps Schools Detachment, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA.
  • 1928, Mar, Capt. 58th Company, 3rd Battalion, 11th Regiment, Leon, Nicaragua.
  • 1928, Apr, Capt. 59th Co., Eastern Area, Marine Barracks, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.
  • 1928, May, Capt. 60th. Co., Provisional Batt., 2nd Brigade, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.
  • 1928, Aug, Capt. 60th Co., 3rd Batt, 11th Reg., Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.
  • 1929, May, Capt. 60th Co., 11th Reg., 2nd Brigade, Campo De Marte, Managua, Nicaragua.
  • 1929, Dec, Capt. Brigade Hdqrtrs & Headquarters Co., 2nd Brigade Marines, Managua, Nicaragua.
  • 1930, Aug, Capt. Headquarters, Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
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  • 1933, July, Capt. Headquarters & Service Battery, 1st Batt., 10th Marines, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA.
  • 1933, Sep Capt. D Co, 2nd Batt, 7th Marines (Reg), Quantico, VA.
  • 1933, Nov Capt. Headquarters and Service Battery, 1st Batt, 10th Marines, Quantico, VA.
  • 1934, Apr, Capt. Headquarters & Headquarters Co., Fleet Marine Force, USS Holland, Coco Solo, Canal Zone, Panama.
  • 1934, Nov, Major, Rifle Range Detachment, Post Service Battalion, Marine Base, Quantico, VA.
  • 1935, Apr, Major, Marine Detachment, USS Chicago, Enroute to Midway Islands.
  • 1935, Nov, Major, Headquarters & Headquarters Co., Fleet Marine Force, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA.
  • 1936, From June thru June 1938 he served on various detachments with ships: USS Texas, USS New York, USS Tennessee, USS New Orleans, USS New Mexico, USS Louisville, USS Argonne, USS Arizona. He became a Lt Col in May 1938.
  • 1940, Dec all months since mid-1938 say Lt. Col. Miscellaneous Roll, Washington.
  • 1941, July, Lt. Col. Headquarters Co., 1st Joint Training Force, Atlantic Fleet, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA.
  • 1941 Oct, Lt Col. Headquarters Co., Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA.
  • 1941 Oct, Colonel, same as above.
  • 1942 Oct Col. Attached to Staff, Commander Amphibious Force, South Pacific Force.
  • 1943, Apr Col. Staff Commander Amphibious Force, 7th Fleet.
  • 1944, Apr Col. Headquarters Co., Headquarters Group, Troop Training Unit, Amphibious Training Command, Pacific Fleet, Amphibious Training Base, Coronado, San Diego, CA.
  • 1945, Apr Col. Headquarters Co., Troop Training Unit, Training Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet, Camp Calvin B. Matthews, San Diego, CA.
  • 1947, October: Brigadier General, Headquarters Co., Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.


  1. There was probably a baby born in that first marriage also, but no records. The family says that the first wife died giving birth.
  2. 1900: Linscott, Melville C. 63, head, born Dec 1836 in Maine; Mary C. 38, wife; Dallas H. 5, son.
  3. 1910: Linscott, Melville R. 30, forman for grading company, head; Besse P. 28, wife; Lois M. 3, daughter; Betty R. 1 and 10 months, daughter; H. Dallas 15, brother.
  4. 1925: Linscott, Dallas 30, U.S. Marines Captain, head; May R. 27, wife; H. Dallas 4, son; Helen M. 4 days, daughter.
  5. 1940: Linscott, Henry D. 46, Lt. Col. Military, head; Mae B. 44, wife; Henry D. Jr. 19, son; Helen M. 15, daughter; Eva M. Harrison 68, mother-in-law.


Darlene Scott Kerr, created Linscott-142 with help from nephew of Dal, Lt. Col. Michael Scott Kerr, added bio, sources, photos.

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Capt. Dallas Linscott in France WWI
Capt. Dallas Linscott in France WWI

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Roy Linscott, with 3 generations of family Marines. Michael, Roy, Dal, Floyd.
Roy Linscott, with 3 generations of family Marines. Michael, Roy, Dal, Floyd.


On 26 Nov 2018 at 06:04 GMT Darlene (Scott) Kerr wrote:

PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE the placement of the reference and footnote notations. 1/2 of the census data and other is lost if you do. No rule that I know of that says you have to have no space between "Sources" and References or can't have footnotes. And yes, I have read the "Help" page. Thank you.

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