A MEMORIUM

Men Lost on the USS Squalus (SS-192)
WHO HAVE GONE ON THEIR LAST PATROL
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The 26 Men Lost in the Squalus Disaster

The 26 MEN LOST IN the U.S.S. SQUALUS DISASTER

A compilation, overview and record of the 26 men lost, which includes
two civilian observers, in the sinking of the U.S.S. Squalus (SS-192)
off Portsmouth, New Hampshire
At location: Lat. 420 - 54' North, Lon. 700- - 36' West
Date of death all these men is noted as May 23, 1939.

This is a WORK IN PROCESS and SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Death occured on those men trapped in the after part of the submarine, namely from the engine rooms aft.
The names Rank and Rates are listed with each man's U.S.N. Service Number.
A notation of his Hometown with details follows.
The details of his burial place has been researched and listed when known.

Most data has been extracted from research by
P. W. Wittmer from various sources and at the
St. Louis National Archives during 2008.
Data presented is in the "Public Domain".

A Personal Commentary
My 15th birthday had recently passed and the news of the Squalus Sinking
was on the radio and in headlines across this country and
most probably around the world.
The massive rescue attempts were reported daily.
America was starting to come out of a great depression. I remember it well.
The three year Spanish Civil War was at an end. The years 1939-1941 were
marked by a series of German victories under the Blitzkreig Doctrine.
It would not be long, before America would be in the thick of a World War.
By the middle of 1940 France had been overrun.
The evacuation of Dunkirk made the news.
Most WWII veterans remember these years. If you were not in the service,
you soon would have the opportunity to wait for the draft or enlist in the
service of your choice. At age 18, I chose the Navy.

References;

For more extensive data including photos of the men
See the Bowfin Museum's website at:
http://www.oneternalpatrol.com

Some of the many sources of Squalus data:
http://www.hampton.lib.nh.us/hampton/history/ships/usssqualus/concert.htm
Various newspaper articles of May through Sept of 1938.
Especially important were newspaper articles from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
US Census data extracted from 1910, 1920 and 1930.





JOSEPH HESTER PATTERSON LTJG
SERVICE # 77123
Awarded rank of LTJG posthumously
NARA Archives Data
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: August 15, 1912 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
GRAVE LOCATION:BURIED AT: SECTION 9 SITE 5969
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22211
(703) 607-8000
HOMETOWN: 1434 West 29th St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
ENLISTED: Midshipman on June 16, 1932 from Oklahoma
NARA Archives Data
Ensign on June 4, 1936 at Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
NARA Archives Data
From Oct 9, 1936 to May 27 1938 on U.S.S. Louisville. To Squalus on Oct 21 1938
Patterson was considered an outstanding athlete and was the only representative of the Navy participating in the 1938 Olympic games, held in Berlin, Germany.
He was with the track team.
Joe Patterson competed for the US Naval Academy and the U.S. Navy.
He finished second in the 1936 Olympic Trial in the 400H.
Source: http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/pa/joe-patterson-1.html
WIFE: Elizabeth Greenlee (AKA Fila) Pattron age 36 in 1910
Address of wife 1401 West 20th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NARA Archives Data
CHILDREN:
FATHER: Joseph Hernanda Patterson
NARA Archives Data
& age 38 in 1819, born in Illinois abt 1872

MOTHER: Jose Dell Burns Patterson born in Illinois, NARA Archives Data



AITKEN, JAMES ANDREW FC 3
SERVICE # 207 11 20
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: June 15, 1915 Bridgeport, Connecticut NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: SECTION 17 SITE 23551
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22211 (703) 607-8000
HOMETOWN: 1408 East Main St., Bridgeport, Connecticut 1920 Census
ENLISTED: New Haven, Connecticut on Feb 13, 1934 NARA Archives Data
Home on enlistment 548 Ogden St., Bridgeport, Connecticut NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: Andrew Aitken Born in Scotland NARA Archives Data
MOTHER: Christina Adamson Aitken Born in Scotland, Died Bef June 1939, NARA Archives Data



BATICK, JOHN JAMES EM 1
He used the name BATICK while in the US Navy
This family was Also Known As (AKA) BATTICK
SERVICE # 296 72 51
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Aug 16, 1904 New Haven, Connecticut NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION:
John J. Batick was buried 18 Sept. 1939 in
"the family lot" at Calvary Cemetery, Greenland Road.,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire - Section B, Lot 96.
The "family lot" is that of Robinson.
Information: margaret.dube@comcast.net Margaret Dube, CG, Common Folk Ancestry

Funeral held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Ref: The Portsmouth Herald, Tuesday , Sept. 19, 1939
HOMETOWN: Thornton, New Hampshire Ref: 1910 and 1930 Census
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Arrival Date: 17 May 1924,
Port of Departure: Cristobal, Canal Zone, Panama,
Ship Name: Panama, Nativity: Connecticut , Line: 23,
Ref: Microfilm Serial, T715 , Microfilm Roll: T715_3487
Birth Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Home in 1910: New Britain Ward 5, Hartford, Connecticut 1910 Census
ENLISTED: New Haven, Connecticut on Aug 21, 1922 NARA Archives Data
WIFE: Margaret Elizabeth Batick NARA Archives Data
CHILDREN: Mrs Elizabeth Ricci at 55 Harding Rd., Portsmouth, New Hampshire
FATHER: Born in Hungary, Died Bef 1910, 1910 Census
MOTHER: Mary Roll Born in Hungary, abt 1882, Immigration 1902, 1910 Census and NARA Archives Data
Address of Mother 411 Bostwick Ave, Bridgeport, Connecticut NARA Archives Data



CASEY, JOSHUA F 1
SERVICE # 268 13 45
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Aug 21, 1910 Panama City, Florida NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: Campbellton Cemetery, Florida USGenWeb Archives by Mary Gay, zion@phonl.com
Remains sent to Chatahochee, Florida The Portsmouth Herald, Tuesday Evening, Sept. 19, 1939
Reference: WPA Veterans Graves Records for Jackson County, Florida
Plat #26 CASEY, Joshua - 1910 1939 Peace Time, Fm - USS Squalus
Also see: CAMPBELLTON CEMETERY Surveyed by: Alma Flowers & Adalaide Flowers Day Dec. 1957
HOMETOWN: Box 35, Sneads, Jackson, Florida NARA Archives Data
ENLISTED: Macon, Georgia on July 23, 1934 NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: James William Casey Born in Florida NARA Archives Data
Address of Parents Grand Ridge, Florida NARA Archives Data
MOTHER: Ella Mahaley Casey Born in Florida NARA Archives Data



CHESNUTT, JOHN ALLAN CMM WORLD WAR I
SERVICE # 375 23 21
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: abt 1908 California 1910 Census
GRAVE LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
BURIED AT: SECTION EW SITE 1139
SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY
1 LINCOLN BLVD PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129 (650) 589-7737
HOMETOWN: California 1910 Census
ENLISTED DATA MISSING:
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: John P. Chestnutt Born in California 1910 Census
MOTHER: Florence B. Chestnutt Born in England 1910 Census



COFFEY, ROBERT LYLE EM 2
SERVICE # 385 60 52
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: June 15, 1913 Nezperce, Idaho NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: SECTION 71 ROW L SITE 16
LOS ANGELES NATIONAL CEMETERY
950 SOUTH SEPULVEDA BOULEVARD LOS ANGELES, CA 90049 (310) 268-4675
HOMETOWN: Fullerton, California 1910 Census
ENLISTED: Bellingham, Washington on June 23, 1931 NARA Archives Data
Home on enlistment 921 Victoria Ave., Burlington, Washington NARA Archives Data
WIFE: Pearl Lee Etta Coffey
(Interlocutory Decree of Divorce granted on April 7, 1939), NARA Archives Data
CHILDREN: Roberta Lee Coffey
FATHER: Robert Frances Coffey Born in Idaho, NARA Archives Data
Address of Father c/o Mrs M.E. Hosley, Clarkstown, Washington NARA Archives Data
MOTHER: Born in Idaho, Died Bef Jan 1921 NARA Archives Data



DEAL, ELVIN LEON MM 2
Service # 295 21 15
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: June 1, 1910 Copperhill, Tennessee NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: MOUNTAIN VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY
HWY 185 SW OF McCAYSVILLE, FANNIN COUNTY GEORGIA,
ELVIN LEON DEAL 1910 1939
HOME WIFE: 177 State St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire NARA Archives Data
Home in 1920: Copperhill, Polk, Tennessee 1920 Census
ENLISTED: Nashville, Tennessee on April 7, 1932 NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: John L. Deal Born in Georgia NARA Archives Data
Address of Parents Copperhill, Tennessee NARA Archives Data
MOTHER: Pearl Lea Deal Born in Oklahoma NARA Archives Data



FLETCHER, LIONEL HUGH EM 3
SERVICE # 295 21 15
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH Sept 19, 1914 Darlington, Indiana NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: SECTION EE SITE 1196
SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY
1 LINCOLN BLVD PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129 (650) 589-7737
HOMETOWN: San Diego, California
ENLISTED: Indianapolis, Indiana on Oct 8, 1934 NARA Archives Data
Home on enlistment RR #1, Crawfordsville, Indiana NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
Sister: Next of Kin: Lourene Fay Fletcher of Crawfordsville, Indiana also at
1006 Warfield Ave., Oakland, California NARA Archives Data
FATHER: Elsworth Fletcher Born in Indiana NARA Archives Data
MOTHER: Bertha Fletcher Born in Indiana Died Bef Aug 1934 NARA Archives Data



GARRISON, KENNETH ROSS CMM
SERVICE # 336 54 14
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Sept 10, 1909 Struble, Iowa NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: SECTION WH EN SITE 23548,
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22211 (703) 607-8000
HOMETOWN: 1707 Glover St., Joplin, Missouri NARA Archives Data
ENLISTED: St Louis, Missouri on April 22, 1927 NARA Archives Data
WIFE: Helen Marie Garrison of Joplin, Missouri NARA Archives Data
CHILDREN: Carolyn Isabel, Kenneth Wayne, Richard Ross NARA Archives Data
FATHER: Ross J. Garrison NARA Archives Data
Address of Parents: 1707 Glover St., Jopolin, Missouri NARA Archives Data
MOTHER: Henrietta Garrison



GIBBS, ROBERT FRANKLIN TM 1
SERVICE # 261 31 88
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Jan 5, 1904 Lexington, South Carolina NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: INFORMATION REQUIRED
HOMETOWN: Lexington, South Carolina:
WIFE: Named as Beneficiary on Nov 13, 1934;
At #3 Ward Road, Shanghai
Other address for wife: 18 Mu Ping Road, Tsingtao, China and
9 Lovelane, Kittery, Maine;
P.O. Box 24, Lexington, South Carolina.
Applied for Citizenship using her legal name of
Milania Borisovna Subesko Gibbs (Probably of Romanian descent, Ref: NARA)
ENLISTED Raleigh, North Carolina on Nov 9, 1922 NARA Archives Data
CHILDREN:
FATHER: W. E. Gibbs NARA Archives Data
MOTHER Maggie Gibbs of Lexington, South Carolina NARA Archives Data



HATHAWAY, JOHN PLESENT F 1
SERVICE # 336 80 45
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Dec 1, 1915 St Louis, Missouri NARA Archives Data
Home in 1920: St Louis Ward 27, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri 1920 Census
Lived with Grandmother Barbara I Hathaway in St. Louis 1920 Census
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY,
SECTION 17, GRAVE # 23552. C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22211 (703) 607-8000
HOMETOWN: San Diego, California
ENLISTED: St Louis, Missouri on Sept 11, 1934 NARA Archives Data
WIFE: Estelle Susan Hathaway of 50 Marine St., Groton, Connecticut also at
1452 6th Ave., San Diego, California and at 139 Station St., LaPorte, Indiana NARA Archives Data
CHILDREN:
Brother: Curtis Edwin Hathaway (Guardian)
1228 Tamm Ave, St Louis, Missouri Also at
6437 West Park Ave., St Louis, Missouri NARA Archives Data
FATHER: John P. Hathaway Born in Missouri, 1920 Census
MOTHER Born in Missouri, Died Before Sept 1934 NARA Archives Data



HOFFMAN, EUGENE ARTHUR MM 1
SERVICE # 380 76 35
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Feb 10, 1910 Toledo, Ohio NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: INFORMATION REQUIRED
HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, Michigan
ENLISTED: INFORMATION REQUIRED
WIFE: Garnet Mae Hoffman NARA Archives Data
Wife lived at 2043 W. 195th Dt., Cleveland, Ohio and at
11403 Florian Ave c/o Shumaker, Cleveland, Ohio NARA Archives Data
CHILDREN:
FATHER: Arno Hoffman Born in Germany NARA Archives Data
Address of Father Brooklyn, Michigan NARA Archives Data
MOTHER Born in Germany, NARA Archives Data



KEEGAN, ALEXANDER BIGGS S 1
SERVICE # 258 03 44
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH:
Jan 12, 1916 Quakertown, Pennsylvania 1920 Census & NARA Archives Data
Photo of Grave Marker
Photo compilments of Bruce Savitz. Quakertown Historical Society

GRAVE LOCATION: Funeral and burial at
St. Isadore's Church and Graveyard,
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Source: The Portsmouth, N. H. Herald, Tuesday Evening, Sept. 19, 1939
HOMETOWN: Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Quakertown Ward 4, Bucks, Pennsylvania 1920 Census
ENLISTED: Baltimore, Maryland on April 2, 1934 1920 Census & NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: Andrew Augustus Keegan Born in Delaware 1920 Census & NARA Archives Data
Address of Parents #818 W. Broad St., Quakertown, Pennsylvania NARA Archives Data
MOTHER Mary A. Berninger Keegan Born in Pennsylvania 1920 Census & NARA Archives Data



MARINO, JOHN JOSEPH S 2
SERVICE # 321 06 38
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: June 13, 1918 Marshalltown, Iowa NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: INFORMATION REQUIRED
HOMETOWN: Marshaltown, Iowa
Home in 1930: Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa 1930 Census 1930 Census
ENLISTED: DesMoines, Iowa on June 22, 1936 NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: Tony Marino Born in Italy NARA Archives Data
Address of Parents 711 E. Linn St., Marshalltown, Iowa NARA Archives Data
MOTHER Mollie Preissinger Born in Illinois NARA Archives Data



MCAFEE, HUIE KING EM 2
SERVICE # 321 06 38
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Dec 27, 1914 Harrison, Georgia NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: SITE 23550, ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22211 (703) 607-8000
HOMETOWN: East Point, Georgia
ENLISTED: Atlanta, Georgia on May 10, 1934 NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
Siblings Three Sisters; Beulah, Janett, Eilen Data from "THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION" May 25, 1939
FATHER: James T. McAfee, Born in Georgia, Died Bef May 1934 NARA Archives Data
MOTHER Eugenia Ellen McAfee Born in Georgia
Address of Mother 114 Womack Ave., East Point, Georgia NARA Archives Data



PRIESTER, ALFRED CHARLES TM 2
SERVICE # 223 05 41
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Feb 9, 1910 Brooklyn, New York NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: SECTION WH EN SITE 23553,
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22211 (703) 607-8000
HOMETOWN: Farmingdale, New York
Home on enlistment 243 - 22 145th Ave., Rosedale, Queens, New York
Home in 1910: Brooklyn Ward 28, Kings, New York 1910Census
ENLISTED: Brooklyn, New York on Dec 31, 1927 NARA Archives Data
WIFE: Jeanette Maude Priester NARA Archives Data
Address of wife 1322 11th St., S.E. Washington, District of Columbia NARA Archives Data
CHILDREN: Son Alfred Priester, Jr. NARA Archives Data
Sister: Mrs. Anna Beekman, of St. Albans, New York
Sister: Mrs Mary Sims of Rosedale, New York
FATHER: Charles Priester Born in New York 1910Census
MOTHER Rosella Priester Born in New York 1910Census



SCHULTE, FRANK HENRY MM 1
SERVICE # 336 57 97
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: July 18, 1906 St Louis, Missouri NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: SECTION 22 SITE 5199B,
JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY
2900 SHERIDAN ROAD ST. LOUIS, MO 63125 (314) 845-8320
HOMETOWN: St Louis, Missouri
ENLISTED: St Louis, Missouri on Nov 29, 1927 NARA Archives Data
WIFE: Elizabeth Christine Schulte.
Divorced on Dec 19, 1938 St Louis, Case #27469 Div No 16 Decree Final
CHILDREN:
FATHER: John NARA Archives Data
MOTHER Louisa Schulte NARA Archives Data



SCYPHERS, BASCOM SLEMP EM 1
SERVICE # 265 51 20
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Dec 3, 1907 Holston, Virginia NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: Knollkreg Memorial Park & Chapel Mausoleum,
556 Walden Road, Abingdon, VA 24210 PH: (276) 628-7387
Buried on:Sept 15, 1939
Section 1, Old Lot 96. Ref.: Lot Book No.1, p 11 Property Owner: Mrs C. G. Scyphers
HOMETOWN: Bristol, Virginia
Home in 1910: North Fork, Washington, Virginia 1910 Census
ENLISTED: Roanoke, Virginia on Nov 8, 1927 NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: Campbell G. Scyphers Died Dec 21, 1935 NARA Archives Data
(AKA Gilmer - Born in Virginia 1910 Census)
Address of Father 406 Spencer St., Bristol, Virginia NARA Archives Data
MOTHER Mrs Campbell G. Scyphers NARA Archives Data
AKA (Nannie V Scyphers - Born in Virginia, 1910 Census)
Address of Mother Rt. 1, c/o Evergreen Tourist Court, Bristol, Virginia NARA Archives Data



SHIRLEY, SHERMAN LUTHER TM 1
SERVICE # 346 29 12
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: abt 1906 Arkansas 1920 Census
GRAVE LOCATION: INFORMATION REQUIRED
HOMETOWN: Little Rock, Arkansas
Home in 1920: Bayou Meto, Pulaski, Arkansas 1920 Census
ENLISTED: INFORMATION REQUIRED
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: Phiness Shirley Born in Arkansas 1920 Census
MOTHER Mary Shirley Born in Arkansas 1920 Census



STRONG, JACK JOHN MM 1
AKA Joseph Jack SLAN NARA Archives Data
SERVICE # 305 18 55
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: March 1, 1910 Milwaukee, Wisconsin NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: Great Lakes Naval Base Burial Grounds -
Lake County, Illinois
Strong, Jack John, b. 1910 Mar 01,
d. 1939 May 23, MM1C USN Wis, bur. 1939 Sep 20, Gr #67
HOMETOWN: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Home in 1920: Portsmouth, Virignia, United States,
Military and Naval Forces 1920 Census
ENLISTED: Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 28, 1928 NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: Louis SLAN or STRONG Died at Milwaukee on June 28, 1928, NARA Archives Data
Parents were divorced in April 1924.
Mother remarried and appears to have changed her entire name to
Cecelia Lucille Vlaisavich, residing at
3306 E. 90th St., Chicago, Illinois.
MOTHER Mary Strong Has five children
AKA Cecilia Lucille Vlaisovich (Not verified in Census) who
requested the remains be returned to
Commanding Officer, Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois.
Mother granted permission to George Strong,
brother of the deceased, to arrange for burial.



THOMALA, JOHN MAURICE MM 1
SERVICE # 320 51 68
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Oct 18, 1901 Winona, Wisconsin 1920 Census & NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: INFORMATION REQUIRED
HOMETOWN: Royalton, Minnesota
Home in 1920: Langola, Benton, Minnesota 1920 Census
ENLISTED: Des Moines, Iowa on Oct 27, 1922 NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
Sister: Julia Alice Thomala of Royalton, Minnesota NARA Archives Data
FATHER: Malchior Thomala Born in Poland 1920 Census
MOTHER Marion Thomala Born in Poland 1920 Census & NARA Archives Data
Address of Mother: Royalton, Minnesota NARA Archives Data



THOMPSON, ROBERT PRESTON SC 3
SERVICE # 295 30 63
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Oct 20, 1917 Nashville, Tennessee NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: SECTION MA SITE 2,
NASHVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY
1420 GALLATIN ROAD, SOUTH MADISON, TN 37115 (615) 860-0086
HOMETOWN: Nashville, Tennessee NARA Archives Data
ENLISTED: Nashville, Tennessee on March 11, 1936 NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: Robert Henry Thompson Born in Tennessee NARA Archives Data
Address of Parents 516 Jefferson St., Nashville, Tennessee NARA Archives Data
MOTHER Mrs Robert S. Born in Tennessee NARA Archives Data



WARD, MARION LAWRENCE RM 3
SERVICE # 355 90 10
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Feb 28, 1914 Claremore, Oklahoma 1920 Census & NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: INFORMATION REQUIRED
HOMETOWN: Drumright, Oklahoma
Home in 1920: Glenpool, Tulsa, Oklahoma 1920 Census
ENLISTED: Dallas, Texas on Nov 14, 1934 NARA Archives Data
WIFE: Elizabeth Gumbus Ward, Born in Wisconsin abt 1913,
in 1920 lived inVance Creek, Barron, Wisconsin 1920 Census
Married in Honolulu on April 3, 1937 NARA Archives Data
Address of wife: #10 Lovelane, Kittery, Maine Also
Route #1, Box 111, Clayton, Wisconsin
Also 1498 - 29th Ave., San Francisco, California NARA Archives Data
CHILDREN: Son Melvin Lorne Ward,
Photo of baby and mother Portsmouth, N.H. Herald, Tuesday Evening, Nov 21, 1939
DOB Nov 19, 1939 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois NARA Archives Data
FATHER: William M Ward Born in Oklahoma 1920 Census & NARA Archives Data
Address of Parents Gen. Del., Drumright, Creek, Oklahoma NARA Archives Data
MOTHER Gussie O Ward Born in Missouri 1920 Census



WELD, ROBERT ROSS F 1
SERVICE # 368 35 59
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH: Nov 7, 1918 Chaseley, North Dakota 1930 Census & NARA Archives Data
GRAVE LOCATION: BURIED AT: SECTION WH EN SITE 23549
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22211 (703) 607-8000
HOMETOWN: Kooskia, Idaho
Home in 1930: Kooskia, Idaho, Idaho 1930 Census
ENLISTED: Salt Lake City, Utah on Nov 17, 1936 NARA Archives Data
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: Roy Byron Weld Born in Minnesota, 1930 Census & NARA Archives Data
MOTHER Jennie Bell Duncan Weld Born in Minnesota, 1930 Census & NARA Archives Data


CIVILIANS: OCCUPATION and HOME STATE

WOOD, CHARLES M. Electrician CIVILIAN
SERVICE # None
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH:
GRAVE LOCATION:
Charles Myron Woods was buried 17 Sept. 1939 in
“the family lot” at Freewill Cemetery, Kittery Point, Maine.
His obituary ran in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Herald,
18 Sept 1939, p. 10, col. 5 and 6.
Charles Woods’ obituary reported that he was
“1st Sgt. Of Battery D., 197th Regiment,
Coast Artillery Anti-Aircrafts.”
It went on to show “[Mr. Woods] was one of the two civilians
to lose his life in the submarine disaster.
He had been employed at the Navy Yard as an electrician
for some time. Previously he had served in the navy,
enlisting on Aug 22, 1919. He served with the
Asiatic Fleet in Japan, China and Siberia.
He received his honorable discharge on July 21, 1921.
He joined Battery D, 197th regiment National Guard on July 28, 1925
and after each discharge reenlisted.
His last enlistment began Oct. 17, 1936.”
Information: margaret.dube@comcast.net Margaret Dube, CG, Common Folk Ancestry

HOMETOWN: New Hampshire
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: INFORMATION REQUIRED
MOTHER INFORMATION REQUIRED



SMITH, DON Electrician CIVILIAN
SERVICE # None
DATE and PLACE of BIRTH:
GRAVE LOCATION: INFORMATION REQUIRED
HOMETOWN: Ohio
WIFE:
CHILDREN:
FATHER: INFORMATION REQUIRED
MOTHER INFORMATION REQUIRED


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