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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #105 on: December 05, 2014, 10:23:52 pm »
From Perry:
Received notification from Dr. H.G. Ebert, U.S.P.H and M.H.S. that Melvin Trimbell, boy, died in Providence Hospital the 4th inst. Wired relatives.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Commodore%20perry//Volumes/Seagate%20Backup%20Plus%20Drive/Arfon-JPEGS/RG26/COMMODORE%20PERRY//vol184/vol184_009_1.jpg

Sent detail of men ashore in charge of Gunner McInary to attend funeral services of the late Melvin Trimbell, boy. Halfmasted colors between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Commodore%20perry//Volumes/Seagate%20Backup%20Plus%20Drive/Arfon-JPEGS/RG26/COMMODORE%20PERRY//vol184/vol184_011_1.jpg

And a grave that looks to have the right details:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6866667

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #106 on: December 05, 2014, 10:30:46 pm »
16 years old.  How very sad.  "None knew thee but to love thee"

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« Reply #107 on: December 07, 2014, 04:22:38 am »
Ship recieve telegram to go to Port Townsend Wa to attended Funeral of Seaman Ahiers.

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AHIERS, JOHN born 1836 Die Feb 2, 1907 Bosn, U S Coast Guard. I think this is him dose not say how he died.

http://wajcgs.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Laural-Grove-Cemetery-Records.pdf

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #108 on: December 30, 2014, 09:55:29 pm »
Sweeting, Charles E.
Cadet Midshipman, 22 September, 1879. Graduated 8 June, 1883. Ensign, 1 July, 1885. Died 25 January, 1890.

US Navy Ensign Charles E. Sweeting who lost his life from effects of sunstroke in Honolulu.

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h91000/h91970l.htm
Oh how sad.  I do not think sunstroke was his problem on the voyage towards the arctic.  It does not sound as if he were a prime physical specimen with at least two major health events within a year at around age 30.  He had only been on Thetis for three months when he was detached.
Sad when someone so young is that unlucky in health.  Rest in Peace, Charles Sweeting.

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #109 on: December 31, 2014, 05:40:31 am »
Concord
https://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol025of040/vol025of040_175_1.jpg
https://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol025of040/vol025of040_176_1.jpg

McPherson      Ewen Malcolm   Fire 2c   13 Dec 1897 - joined ship from USRS Independence. 2 Sep 1898 Sent to Government Civil Hospital (Kaloon?) 05 Sep 1898 returned on board. 16 Jun 1899 His body was conveyed to the Mortuary. 17 Jun 1899 funeral was held in Hong Kong, China.

No mention (well from June 10th) of when or why he died. ?

R.I.P.

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #110 on: December 31, 2014, 08:06:39 am »
He received the Manila Bay medal along with his other shipmates.  http://www.history.navy.mil/medals/dewey/dewey5.htm

Rest in Peace, Ewan McPherson.


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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #111 on: January 01, 2015, 08:26:25 pm »
Thetis

04 May 1889
Peter Foley C.H. left the ship for the hospital in the city for treatment, having been transferred to the Hospital Mare Island but to remain in Hospital, Tacoma WT until able to undertake the trip
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol008of024/vol008_096_1.jpg

24 May 1889
Received information from the Fanny Paddock Hospital that Peter Foley C.H. died at 3.00 o'clock
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol008of024/vol008_116_1.jpg

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Fannie C. Paddock Memorial Hospital was dedicated on April 29, 1882, at 2511 N. Starr St. in Tacoma, Washington Territory. The hospital was established by Bishop John A. Paddock in honor of his wife, Fannie, who had died exactly one year earlier while the family made the trip from New York to provide health care in the West.



26 May 1889
At 1.30 sent funeral party ashore in charge of Ensign MC Gorgas.  The Commanding Officer, Ensign Simpson, Passed Asst Engineer Dunning left ship to attend funeral of Peter Foley C.H.  Half masted colors when party left the ship.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol008of024/vol008_118_1.jpg
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« Reply #112 on: January 05, 2015, 07:42:40 pm »
3 sept 1899
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol026of040/vol026of040_071_1.jpg

Mer - 4PM, Sent a swinning party to Kabalition Is. All armed.At around 3PM the dinghy came of with information that Magnus M. Nelsson had been shot in the head. Immediatly sent a boat ashore in charge of Ensign O. S. Knepper with the doctor & Hospital Steward, At 3.55 Nelson was brought on board uncontious from the effect of a wound in the head. On investigation indicated that Nelsson had been accidently wounded by a Mauser rifle in the hands of James F. Grable (GM3 class). At 4:40 Magnus M. Nelsson died.

More on the unfortunate death of Magnus M. Nelsson. From the log 04 Sep 1899

Omitted quarters and drill to bury the dead. At 8:30 called all hands bury the dead and half masted colors. The Executive Officer read the funeral service over the body of M. M. Nelsson (App 2nd Class). The body was piped over the side and lowered into the first cutter. The funeral party going ashore in the Gig: Whaleboat, 2nd cutter and sailing launch. The body was buried on Kabilition (Cabalition Island 16.11N 120.12E) Island and a salute of three volleys fired over the grave. Funeral party returned to the ship.
Further to above
12 Sept 1899
Merid to 4PM.
Sent boat ashore with Ensign C. T.Owens in charge to set up head board for M. M. Nelssons grave.

4 Sept
Buried on Kabalitian Island P.I.  (Now known as Cabalitian Island)
RIP Magnus
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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #113 on: January 05, 2015, 08:21:51 pm »
What a tragic end to something fine.  Rest in peace, Magnus Nelsson

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #114 on: January 23, 2015, 07:23:07 am »
16 Dec 1899 Romblon Harbor, Philippine Islands. John James, seaman, was wounded in the knee while engaged in landing U. S. troops. Pvt. Tilley 18th U.S. Infantry was killed in this landing.

Tilley was a Private in the 18th Infantry Regiment killed in the landing at Romblon Harbor. The Concord took his body back to Iloilo. He wasn't a member of the ship's crew.

RIP

Rest in Peace, Private Tilley

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #115 on: January 29, 2015, 10:18:35 am »
Not from the logs, but a crewmember who was mentioned in them:

I have made a correction to the 1901 listing, with B Arukic becoming Bert Arnkil. He was lost overboard in March 1902 during a storm whilst en route to Honolulu - newspaper report. RIP.

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #116 on: February 09, 2015, 05:34:21 pm »
Thetis, 04 October 1889, a very small, sad tale.

At 1.12 E Dunlea (2nd CF) jumped overboard in a fit of insanity and was drowned, the ship was brought by the wind and stopped, main topsail backed, boat lowered: but after nearly 3/4 of an hour search returned without success.  Hoisted boat and stood on course at 2.10.  The life buoy would not drop so a circular buoy was thrown over and afterwards recovered.

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #117 on: March 17, 2015, 01:32:16 pm »
USS Jamestown
March 27, 1869
Making passage to Mazatlan

At 8.30 the funeral ceremonies were observed over the remains of Edward Collins (Sea).

No mention of cause, and I don't recall seeing anything in the previous pages. RIP.

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #119 on: March 17, 2015, 02:16:07 pm »
Ah, thanks Randi. I had just read through that page earlier and missed the mention down there in the last watch entry.