from "The Harloe-Kelso Genealogy" by C. B. Harloe (1943):
(568) Dana C. Martin (564), first daughter of A. A. and Florence Kelso Martin, was educated in the following schools: Public schools of Franklin, West Virginia; Elizabethton, Tennessee, and Winchester, Virginia; S. C. I., Dayton, Virginia; Madison College, Harrisonburg, Virginia; Strayer's Business College, [p.237]Baltimore, Maryland; G. W. University, Washington, D. C., and the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada. Taught school in Frederick County, Va., two years. Held positions as secretary-stenographer with B. & O. Railroad Co., Baltimore, Md., U. S. Chamber Commerce, Washington, D. C., John Hopkins Hospital University, Baltimore, and the U. S. Government field service, Ft. Benning, Georgia. Married Henry Wyatt Isbell, 1st Lieut., Infantry, June 14, 1923, in San Francisco, California. Stationed since marriage at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Fort Brady, Michigan; Washington, D. C.; Vancouver Barracks; Washington; Reno, Nevada; Ft. Snelling, Minnesota; Gainesville,. Georgia, and Hollywood, Florida. Lieut. Col. Isbell, Infantry, U. S. A., was born Nov. 30, 1887, near Eussellville, Alabama, the son of John Ellis and Anne Stratton Harris Isbell of Isbell, Alabama. He was graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1904. Entering the Army from civil life in August, 1917, he attended the Second Officer's Training Camp at Fort Meyer, Virginia, from which he was commissioned a First Lieutenant, Air Corps, November 27, 1917; subsequently he was assigned to the 276th Observation Squadron. After the World War, he transferred to the Infantry and was sent to the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, graduating therefrom in 1921. After serving the following year as Personnel Officer at The Infantry School, he was assigned to the 21st Infantry at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, with which unit he served three years. His stay in the tropics was broken by a return on leave to the U. S. in 1923, when he was married to Miss Dana Martin, of Franklin, West Virginia. Colonel and Mrs. Isbell are the parents of three children, the two boys, Robert and John, being now Riverside cadets. His daughter, Frances, attends Gainesville High School.
Hawaiian service was followed by a four-year tour of duty at Fort Brady, Michigan. It was quite a change from Michigan's icy clime to the torrid heat of the tropics, as his next detail was as Adjutant of the American Electoral Mission in Nicaragua, which, under General Frank R. McCoy, conducted and supervised the 1928 presidential election in that Central American republic. On his return to the U. S. early in 1929, he was promoted to Captain and detailed to duty with the State Department, serving for almost a year as Executive Secretary of the [p.238] Bolivia-Paraguay Conciliation Commission which attempted to arbitrate the Chaco dispute which later resulted in a sanguinary war between those states.
[Photo deleted]: LIEUT. COL. H. W. ISBELL (568)
Captain Isbell was next assigned to the 7th Infantry, at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, and after nearly five years in the Pacific Northwest, was detailed as Commandant and Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Nevada, in Reno. Promoted to Major in 1938, he was transferred to the historic Third Infantry, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, where he was first Regimental Adjutant and later Commander of the First Battalion.
Major Isbell served with his regiment during the period of intensive training for the Regular Army which was inaugurated in the latter part of 1939, in the course of which the Third Infantry was completely reorganized and incorporated in the stream-lined Sixth Division. The winter of 1939-40 was spent at Camp Jackson, S. C., after which the division moved to Fort Benning and later to Louisiana for Corps and Army maneuvers. Upon his return to Fort Snelling in June, 1940, he was assigned to duty as P. M. S. & T. at Riverside Academy, [p.239]Gainesville, Georgia. He received his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in November, 1940.
The Isbell children are:
(569) Frances Wyatt Isbell, Apr. 4, 1924-
(570) Robert Overton Isbell, Apr. 9, 1925-
(571) John Rolfe Isbell, Oct. 27, 1930-
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