Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Honor Roll Project - East Rockaway, New York

As part of Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Honor Roll Project, I have transcribed Honor Rolls in East Rockaway, NY to make the names visible to search engines like Google and Mocavo so that family researchers may find them. Please consider finding the Honor Roll(s) in your town or village and transcribing them on your blog or website. And even if you don't have a blog or website, see the Honor Roll Project for instructions on how you can submit a transcription.

East Rockaway is another village that borders mine and although I travel Atlantic Avenue regularly, I never realized that I was passing this memorial park every time. I'll have to try to come back for more pictures after Memorial Day. From some images I have seen online, the display of wreaths and flags is very impressive.

This memorial park contains a semi-circular brick wall with columns. Each column has an empty urn and a plaque remembering each of the men killed in World War I. Each of these men is also listed on the World War I Honor Roll with a ★ next to their name.

P. H. Farren

Fred Wanders

Vincent Higgins

Wilford J. Jackson

Robert Garrison

William Smith

William Goebel

Anthony Ray

In the center of the semi-circle is this monument, originally an Honor Roll for those who served in World War I, it now holds additional plaques without names for the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars.

Honored here are:

George O. Abrams
William Barker
Herman A. Becker
Clifton Bedell
Harold W. Beery
Philip W. Beery
Robert S. Besson
Louis Bleser
Clarence Boyd
Edmond Bremer
Edward H. Brennan
Arthur H. Brown
William Burden
William Clemente
Chas. L. R. Creagh
Arthur Dacey
Charles Davison
Lyman Davison
John A. Doherty
Edgar Ellison
Samuel Ellison
★ P. H. Farren
John J. Fennell
Oscar M. Forslund
George Gahling
Norman H. Gambel
★ Robert Garrison
Bernard Gasser
Charles A. Gasser
Joseph Gatti
★ William Goebel
V. Grandinetti
John H. Groth
Gordon Hamilton
George Hemingway
★ Vincent Higgins
Ernest V. Holmlin
Charles L. Hulse
Milton C. Hults
Merton Jackson
★ Wilford J. Jackson
Charles Jensen
Edward Jensen
Henry Jenson
James Jenson
W. Eugene Johnson, Jr.
Fletcher J. Jordon
John A. Kleber
Joseph J. Koen
William H. Koen
J. G. Kohl
Harry Langford
Matthew Kuckens
Myron Langdon
Mortimer Lent
Emil Lissner
Joseph J. Lynch
Loyal I. Mackin
William F. Mackin
Nathaniel J. Merritt
Percy Merritt
Prinano Minicone
Frederick Mott
Howard Mott
Wilbur G. Mott
Robert Nix, Jr.
C. H. Otersen
Chauncey Pearsall
Clarence Pearsall
Mitchell Pearsall
O. D. Pearsall
William Pearsall
William B. Powell
★ Anthony Ray
William H. Reaper
Austin Reilly
Herman R. Roller
Carl Ryder
Ray Ryder
A. J. Schratweiser
C. H. Schratweiser
Milton F. Seinsoth
Richard Seinsoth
P. Joseph Shanley
Thomas Sheridan
Eugene Simonson
Walter R. Smith
★ William Smith
Stewart Syerling
Carl C. Storm
Fred L. Strong
Walter E. Thornton
Rudolph Tschinkel
Alvin F. Van Wicklen
David F. Van Wicklen
Ernest H. Vigotty
★ Fred Wanders
Floyd S. Weekes
George Wellwood
W. C. Whitehouse
Jack Whyte
Donald Wilkens
Harvey Wood

(I have contacted the VFW in East Rockaway, but haven't yet been able to discover what the means in front of some names. If you know, please let me know and when I find out, I will update this post.)

Standing just behind the semicircle, in two frames is what appears to be a printed Honor Roll of those who served in World War II, with each list surrounded by reproductions of some iconic WWII images like the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima and the V-J Day kiss between a nurse and a sailor in Times Square.

If you would like a close-up photo of any of the names on these Honor Rolls, please leave a comment or contact me through the form on the right of the blog, I live minutes away and would be happy to do it.

There is no indication as to which of these people might have been killed in action.

Edgar Abrams, Richard Abrams, Jr., Clarence Ahrens, Augustus J. Alti, Henry Anderson, Kenneth Arnold, Herbert H. Austin, Margaret Austin, Ralph W. Austin 2nd

J. Wm. Bargfrede, Austin A. Barton, Eugene Barton, A. J. Beardsley, Charles Becker, Jr., Robert Benedict, Abram S. Benenson, Norman E. Bennett, Richard Bennett, Jay C. Benton, Frank Berk, E. F. Bernhardi, Jr., John R. Bernhardi, R. G. Bernhardi, Joseph Berwind, Harold Bessinger, Ralph C. Beyer, Donald D. Blake, Frank Blake, Edward C. Boarer, N. Boccalino, Beverly Boes, George A. Boes, George W. Bogart, Edward T. Bolton, Vincent Bolton, Geo. E. Bonagura, Joseph Bonagura, Robert L. Bonagura, Frank W. Bosch, G. Everett Bottjer, Herbert E. Bottjer, John Brady, Raymond Brady, J. J. Brennan, John J. Brennan, A. G. Brockwehl, D. R. Brokwehl, Wm. T. Brockwehl, Wilfred T. Brophy, Robert H. Browall, Richard W. Brower, George A. Brown, Jr., Harold E. Brown, James A. Browne, Jr., Aroyce M. Bruce, Harry G. Bruce, Morris Brush, William B. Brussel, Wales S. Buell, Jr., M. R. Burdick, Jr., H. Burgomaster, Stephen G. Burk, Byron J. Burke, John P. Burke, Gerard Byrne, John T. Byrne, Jr., Thomas C. Byrnes

Earl R. Cairns, James Cairnes, Francis M. Cale, Leroy H. Campbell, Wm. R. Campbell, Wm. T. Campbell, Edw. Paul Carroll, Leslie G. Carter, Richard W. Carter, Walter Casper, Chas. R. Castagnino, S. J. Castorina, John I. Catania, Robert J. Catlin, Jr., Charles J. Cato, F. R. Chidne, Carl Christensen, H. Christensen, Kenneth Christian, James S. Cinter, Francis X. Clair, John J. Clair, William F. Clair, Joseph Clark, Kenneth E. Clark, Vincent P. Clark, William Clay, Chas. G. Clemente, Thomas E. Clemente, William Clemente, Wm. J. Clemente, John D. Clemon, Maurice E. Click, George R. Cobb, S. Glenford Coe, Bruce D. Collins, Donald Collins, William A. Colson, Harvey Columbine, Leroy C. Combs, Melvin F. Combs, Henry C. Conklin, M. R. Conkin, Jr., Matthew Conklin, Warren Conklin, R. Connington, Gerard A. Connolly, Henry W. Cook, Howard C. Cook, John Cooke, John P. Cooney, William I. Cornell, Wm. F. Cornell, Jr., Charles P. Corr, Jr., William S. Corrigan, Cedric Costanzo, Edmund W. Cotter, Mary Cotter, William H. Cotter, Walter R. Cotton, John M. Craig, Wm. V. Creighton, Edward W. Cropsey, William C. Crowe, Eugene Curtis, Eugene J. Curtis

Joseph F. Daddio, Mario N. Daddio, T. Dalton, George Darcy, Ernest Darkmentko, C. H. Davison, Don W. Davison, R. S. Davison, Jr., Eugene L. Dean, Wm. J. Decker, Jr., Herbert A. Dehnert, Edward P. Delattre, A. H. Delemarre, Geo. R. Delemarre, John R. Delemarre, Robt. A. Delemarre, Ralph H. Dencker, Daniel A. Denis, J. R. Dennis, Richard M. Dennis, G. F. Deutscher, Irvin Deutscher, James S. Devanney, John C. Dillon, George C. Doherty, Thos. F. Doherty, Jr., Frank J. Dolan, John Dougherty, Jr., William Duane, Daniel E. Duncan, Jr., James A. Duncan, John J. Dunn, Rose H. Dunn, Rose Helene Dunn, Timothy J. Dunn, George Duprey, Arthur E. Durland, Andrew J. Durso, Edwin H. Durso, Andrew A. Dyke, Michael A. Dzinksi

Anthony Egger, Albert W. Eldred, D. E. Eversely

John J. Faber, Francis Farrel, Alfred E. Farrell, David D. Farrington, George A. Faulkner, Harry T. Faulkner, Wm. Faulkner, Robert Finley, B. V. Finnerty, Geo. J. Firedling, Stanley Fischler, Neir E. Fitzgerald, Joseph N. Flynn, Edward L. Fogarty, George W. Fogarty, Nicholas L. Ford, William B. Foy, Herbert Frank, Joseph Frank, Louis J. Frank, Edward T. Freel, Robt. M. French, Jr., William French, Francis Furey, Jr., James M. Furey, R. Furey

W. B. Galloway, Edward Garfinkel, M. B. Garrison, Clarence Gates, Burt Geraghty, Geo. F. Garaghty, H. W. Gerberding, C. L. Gerry, Jr., Walter A. Gerry, Robert A. Gerth, E. A. Giannotta, Theo. C. Giletti, Richard Gillies, William G. Gillies, Frederick Gleason, Joseph V. Gleason, Woodrow Gleason, Gerard E. Glennon, Maurice E. Glick, Alfred Glucksman, Chas H. Glucksman, John M. Glucksman, Alan H. Goldman, Gerald E. Goldman, J. L. Goldschmidt, R. B. Goldschmidt, Dennis Gonderson, Michael Gondon, Robert Goshen, Eugene W. Gracy, Arthur J. Graf, Charles K. Graf, Wichard D. Graf, Leon J. Grant, A. H. Greenstein, S. H. Greenstein, Frank Gregoloff, William L. Gregory, David I. Griffin, Joseph T. Griffin, Jr., B. R. Grosheim, Harry J. Grosheim, K. J. Grossman, Wm. J. Gubitz, Jr., Jack Guden, Leslie I. Gumport, Henry L. Guterding

R. J. Hagstrom, Harrison Haire, Richard L. Hall, James F. Halpin, Robert Hamilton, Nelson J. Hardie, John C. Harper, George Wm. Hart, Jr., Henry Hartjen, Paul B. Harvey, Alfred A. Hauck, Philip Hauschild, R. P. Hayhurst, Ray Hayhurst, R. J. Hemmings, L. Hendrickson, Francis J. Henrich, V. W. Herman, Robert F. Hesdorfer, George Hickirson, Everett Hicks, R. Hicks, Gerard Higgins, Helen Higgins, Richard P. Higgins, Edgar V. Hillert, Walter G. Hillert, Walter W. Hillert, F. E. Hitchcock, Jr., Wm. G. Hoagland, George R. Hodgins, Wm. L. Hoerrner, Robert Holmes, George A. Holmes, Harold W. Holmes, Helen Holmes, Roy Holmes, Paul F. Holmlin, Francis J. Hopkins, Edgar R. Howell, Gincy Howering, Bertram F. Howland, W. P. Hubbard, Robert T. Hubbart, George E. Huber, Edward Hugart, Edward Humes, William Humes, George F. Hunt, Walter Hunt

Paul E. Ingoglia, Vincent L. Inoglia, William H. Interman, Howard Irwin

R. Jackson, Elenore R. Jacow, Allen Jaques, M.D., T. R. Jennigs, Donald M. Jensen, A. J. Jesberger, Chas. S. Joanedsi, Oakley Johnson, Ralph A. Johnson, Ethel P. Johnston, Henry K. Johnston, William E. Johnston, Loring Jones, Richard Judge, W. Cameron Judge

John Kaesbauer, Walter E. Kaisen, Henry P. Kastner, John T. Keane, Arthur D. Keefe, Jr., Charles Keenan, George Keenan, James Keenan, John Keenan, Robert Keith, James C. Kelly, Stephanie A. Kelly, Ward W. Kelly, F. C. Kemper, Jr., Raymond A. Kemper, D. M. Kennett, M.D., Edward R. Keough, Allen Kerner, Lincoln E. Kieffer, Wm. H. Kiermaier, P. Kilcommons, Jr., William I. Killea, Richard D. Kindx, Eleanor King, Joseph T. King, Robert F. King, Vernon W. Kipp, Walter L. Kirch, Jr., Frank R. Kirk, S. F. Knakkergaard, Frank H. Knoll, Jr., Alva Knox, James E. Knox, Robert Lee Knox, Arthur E. Koch, Christian Koch, George Koch, Jr., Warren Kohlus

Warren C. Kohlus, Anthony Kohout, Jr., Ferdinand F. Kopp, Theodore H. Kopp, Eric H. Kronenberg, H. W. Kronenberg, F. H. Krueger, John H. Kuckens, Jr.

C.V. Lafrenier, Jr., James M. Lance, J. Andrew Lange, James P. Laplac, Alfred T. Lapp, William Lapp, Elsa H. Lass, Edward T. Lawrence, H. A. Lawrence, Robert E. Lawrence, Bernard F. Lenihan, Gertrude Lenihan, Norman F. Lent, Joseph P. Leodgar, Lawrence Lewis, Mortin Lewis, Frank C. Licari, Harold D. Liles, Wm. Lindberg, Jr., R. Linder, Salvatore Lioy, Norman J. Little, E. A. Littlefield, Harold Livingston, Armand L. Lubatty, Albert S. Lucas, John C. Lucas

D. B. MacDonald, D. MacDonald, Jr., Kenneth T. MacHarg, Joseph D. Mack, D. S. MacKenzie, Harry E. MacKenzie, George Mackin, Roger H. Mackin, Mark M. Macky, Harry J. Maeurer, Morton A. Magee, Henry Magrath, Thomas H. Magrath, Donald R. Manning, William P. Manuel, Walter Mapes, Jr., James F. Marigo, Jaddis Mario, Vincent Marshall, Donald M. Martin, June F. Mason, Chas. E. Matthews, F. A. Matthews, Jerome P. Matthews, John A. Matthews, John A. Matthews, Robt. D. Matthews. Wm. Matthews, Jr., Ralph F. Matzke, Robert W. Matzke, Catherine May, William F. McBride, Walter McCarthy, Walter E. McCarthy, Wm. R. McCarthy, William McCartney, Donald F. McCarty, James P. McCarty, Roy J. McClure, Herbert R. McCory, Robert W. McCory, Ruth J. McCory, F. McDermott, D. McDonald, Sr., Edward F. McDougal, Walter A. McDougal, Aston S. McDowell, Thomas McGloin, Eileen McGovern, Robt. G. McGovern, Stephan T. McGrath, Chas. G. McKenzie, John McNamara, Robert McNulty, Thomas McQuade, Wm. H. Meagher, Elizabeth C. Meath, Wm. A Meklenberg, Raymond G. Merkle, Albert A. Merritt, Howard L. Metcalf, Anne E. Metro, Douglas E. Meurer, Edwin A. Meyer, Robert E. Meyer, Burton F. Miller, D. R. Miller, Jr., John Miller, Ralph H. Miller, Alfred Moeller, W. Henry Mohrmann, Edwin J. Mooney, Thomas Moore, William F. Moran, John R. Morano, Lars Mord, R. P. Moriarity, M. L. Moscowitz, Fred Mott, Howard H. Mott, Nathaniel Mott, F. Ernest Mueller, Gerald E. Mullen, Alvin Muller, Arthur Muller, Jr., Charles H. Muller, Elizabeth C. Muller, Raymond G. Muller, Willard E. Muller, Ernani Muro, Philip H. Murphy, James Murray

Francis N. Nalbach. V. DeP Nalbach, Alfred P. Narveson, Edward L. Nathan, Gordon Neff, John Y. Nehemias, Bernard J. Neilis, Thomas Nellis, James H. Nerrie, George H. Nesbit, John C. Newhall, H. Allen Nitshke, Norman L. Nitshke, Donald E. Noonan, Joseph Noonan, Jr., William J. Noonan, Thomas A. Norbut, Walter J. Nuemen, John P. Nutley

Helen T. O'Brien, Leo J. O'Brien, Michael C. O'Brien, Chas J. O'Connor, Harry J. O'Donnell, Robert E. O'Hara, William F. O'Neill, James O'Regan, John M. O'Rorke, Martin O'Rorke, Peter D. O'Rourke, Henry D. Oats, John K. Oats, Milford C. Olm, Charles E. Olsen, Olaf Olson

Joseph R. Pagliaro, Amelia Pastor, Richard D. Pastor, Robert T. Pastor, William H. Pastor, W. J. Patterson, Henry A. Pauley, Ernest D. Pearsall, J. Henry Pearsall, Charles A. Peters, Richard M. Peters, Robt. M. Peterson, John D. Petry, Robert L. Pike, Lawrence Potlow, Joseph J. Proscia, William L. Proscia, Nicholas J. Pupino, Thomas J. Pupino

G. M. Quackembos, Jr., Edward J. Quirk

Edward C. Rebman, A. Ralph Reid, Herbert F. Reller, Virginia L. Rendall, James Rendall, Mitchell Reynolds, William Reynolds, David M. Rickard, Robert P. Riendeau, Edw. John Robert, F. Robertson, Jr., Walter R. Roemer, F. Roettinger, Jr., Frederick Rose, John H. Rose, Edwin C. Ross, James S. Rothston, Nicholas Russo, Ernest Ruth, Eugene Ryan, John J. Ryan, William Ryan

Russell Sacken, D. M. Sackman, Kendall Sagendorf, Gustav Salerno, L. L. Saphier, Salvatore Sarno, Richard H. Saur, Robert Scaglione, H. H. Schamberger, H. F. Schaumloffel, Robert B. Schey, Estelle H. Schmidt, George F. Schmitt, William C. Schmitt, Joseph R. Schmitz, L. Schneider, M.D., C. Schratweiser, Jr., J. J. Schratweiser, F. T. Schultz, A. B. Schumacker, Jr., A. Scurachio, Jr., R. Scurachio, Thomas E. Seeley, Eugene Seely, Evelyn Seely, William R. Seely, Albert R. Shady, Samuel P. Shelton, Robert Shephard, Wm. C. Shepherd, Alfred W. Shillito, Edward Shillito, B. F. Simonson, Jr., Owen E. Simonson, Walter E. Simonson, Anthony W. Sisti, William Slater, Henry Sloss, David Slutsky, Harry Slutsky, John Smillie, Albert J. Smith, Donald H. Smith, Elmer H. Smith, Frank Smith, Jr., Frank Smith, Sr., Lee O. Smith, Martin C. Smith, Partricia Smith (Patricia Smith), Paul F. Smith, Richard C. Smith, Robert C. Smith, Rufus C. Smith, W. T. Smith, M.D., Walter Smith, Jr., William D. Smith, Benj. F. Southard, H. B. Southard, Jr., Robert B. Southard, Bernard Stegeman, W. G. Steinbacker, A. E. Steinberg,  Carl M. Steinberg, W. P. Stembler, Jr., William Stephens, John W. Sterrett, Jr., Wm. A. Stolworthy, Ralph E. Stoughton, W. H. Stoughton, Leslie E. Strang, Raymond Straub, E. J. Stutzenstein, G. Stutzenstein, H. Stutzenstein, Jr., Harry C. Swanson, Walter Sweeney, Jr.

Walter Taussis, Leonard D. Terry, Eugene A. Thompson, H. A. Thompson, Lewis A. Thompson, Harold W. Thompson, William Thornlow, Eugene L. Thornton, Thomas E. Thornton, Richard Tiernan, Mervin Tillotson, Eugene Torborg, H. W. Torborg 3rd, Edmund J. Torpey, Edward J. Tracey, Thomas Trent, Frank J. Trup, Eugene S. Tucker, Robert G. Tucker, Joseph Tuohy, William F. Tuohy, Walter J. Tyler, Jr.

C. R. Vagts, Alfred V. Vale, Peter E. VanDyke, F. A. VanNostrand, Louis J. VanVarick, Klaus Viebrock

Edward Wahler, Jay W. Waldron, Martin Waller, Edward P. Walsh, Frank P. Walsh, John Judge Walsh, Joseph W. Walsh, Peter L. Walsh, John Wardrop, Edw. C. Waterman, John Wegener, Philip Weibrenner, Edward Weidler, Leo Weiss, Rudolph Welz, Louren West, Arthur A. Weymar, Henry J. Wheller, Alvin G. White, Arnold E. White, Bertrand D. White, Franz White, Robert White, Thos. Whittaker, Jr., Albert Weiser, Jr., Lindwood Wieser, David G. Williams, J. Robert Wilson, William Wilson, W. Winghenbach, Robert J. Winter, Joseph M. Wipfler, William E. Wipfler, Douglas Wood, Harold L. Wood, William R. Wood, Jr., Stuart H. Wright, James Wyatt

John E. Yetter

Frank Zaccaro, Robert F. Zahn, A. E. Zeigler, Jr., George Zimmerman, Frank W. Zwicker

Further behind these memorials is a park. It contains plaques for individuals and groups, some of whom were killed in war.

Lt. Charles H. Muller appears to have been killed in WWII and indeed there is a Charles H. Muller on the above Honor Roll.

This stone remembers Sergeant David O. Farrington, possibly the same David Farrington who is listed in the WWII Honor Roll with the middle initial D.

William Gregory is remembered here by the East Rockaway Fire Department as well as on the Honor Roll.

This stone, which I was unable to photograph well, remembers the deceased of Alpha-Phi Omega-Gamma-Delta.

This is the only memorial to a resident killed in Vietnam and remembers P.F.C. Gary W. Thornlow.

The following stones remember village politicians.

Edward A. Talfor

These two stones are actually on the grounds of the Village Hall which is next to the memorial.

Trustee and Mayor Charles M. Krull

Trustee Kevin E. McNulty

Also in this park is a memorial to those killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. When you enter from the Atlantic Avenue side, you come through a Gateway created by two beams from the building.

In another semi-circle are stones for each of the residents killed in the attack.

Richard E. Nogan

James W. Barbella

Dennis Buckley

William A. Gardner

James A. Haran

Michael J. Horn

Timothy P. McSweeney

Patrick J. O'Keefe

Andrew J. Stern

Glen J. Wall

Paul T. Zois

Morty Frank

In solemn and lasting memory of all the heroes and victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Especially those from East Rockaway and our neighboring communities. We Will Never Forget.

This plaque in front of Village Hall gives you a sense of the history of this area.

Before the Revolutionary War, one of the first schools in the Town of Hempstead stood on or near this site.

Before the Battle of Long Island Col. Richard Hewlett entrenched here with a company of Tories.

Erected by Anne Cary Chapter, N.S.D.A.R. and The State of New York 1927.

And on the other side of Village Hall is one more memorial. This one is for firefighters.

In Loving Memory of Captain Robert Pryer.
Died in the line of duty October 10, 1970.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Genealogy Goals - February

I have just a few minutes before the last streaming session at RootsTech begins and unfortunately, that is all the time I need to discuss my February progress on my genealogy goals.

I got my monthly Honor Roll post up, and I did at least two hours of indexing at Family Search, but I hardly did any other genealogy research this month. I did a bit of reading, listened to a few podcasts and watched a few RootsTech sessions but other than that, where did February go exactly?!?!

I do not want to be writing a similar post a month from now, so I'm going to go watch that last RootsTech session and then I'm going to work on a research plan for March!