|Frederic S. Remington |
1861 - 1909
Frederic Sackrider Remington was born in Canton, New York in 1861 to Seth Pierrepont Remington (1830–1880) and Clarissa “Clara” Bascom Sackrider (1836-1912). His paternal family owned hardware stores and emigrated from Alsace-Lorraine in the early 18th century. His maternal family of the Bascom line was of French Basque ancestry, coming to America in the early 1600s and founding Windsor, Connecticut.
Remington’s father was a colonel in the Civil War whose family arrived in America from England in 1637. He was a newspaper editor and postmaster, and the family was active in local politics and staunchly Republican.
One of Remington’s great grandfathers, Samuel Bascom, was a saddle maker by trade, and the Remingtons were fine horsemen.
Frederic Remington was related by family bloodlines to Indian portrait artist George Catlin and cowboy sculptor Earl W. Bascom.
Frederic Remington was also a cousin to Eliphalet Remington, founder of the Remington Arms Company which is considered to be America’s oldest gunmaker.
He was related, as well, to three famous mountain men—Jedediah S. Smith, Jonathan T. Warner and Robert “Doc” Newell.
On the Warner side of his family, Frederic Remington was related to General George Washington, America’s first president. The Remington’s paint style greatly influenced other artists of the late 19th Centery, among them Charles Russell and Charles Schreyvogel. —Courtesy of Wiki2/Wikimedia Commons.