Saturday, April 10, 2010

Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry & Emeline Force Goltry

Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry.

Birth: Mar. 22, 1837, Steuben County, New York.
Death: Oct. 15, 1914, Russell, Lucas County, Iowa.

Husband of Emeline Force. He was the son of Nathaniel Goltry and Elizabeth Fitzgerald. Known about the countryside as "Whistlin' Jake."


Chariton, Iowa.
Thursday, October 22, 1914.


Jacob F. Goltry was born March 22, 1837 in Steuben county, near Tyrone, New York. He was the son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Goltry, and was one of a family of thirteen children, of whom one, Mrs. Philena Sellers, of Melrose, Iowa, is living. He was married to Miss Emeline Force on February 16th, 1860, at Hayden, Jennings county, Indiana. To this union were born thirteen children, of whom nine are living.

There are forty-one grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. He embraced the Christian faith at the age of eighteen years and united with the Methodist church at Hayden, Indiana, in 1858.

This act seemed to influence all his later life, and laid the foundation of his well known business integrity and honorable straightforward dealings with all mankind, which in his later years developed into a studied and thoughtful kindness toward all, and especially to his life companion and family. His last words were a thoughtful regard for them and getting his business affairs in shape in order to relieve them of all care.

He spent his early manhood in the southern part of Indiana where he worked as a carpenter. He responded to the call of his country and in September, 1861, enlisted in Company C, 37th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. In February 1864, he re-enlisted for three years longer, but upon consolidation of the regiment he was discharged as a non-commissioned officer in October 1864.

As a soldier he was always obedient to orders, cheerfully doing his duty in a true soldierly spirit, which always commanded the respect of both officers and comrades. He was in all the campaigns participated in by the 14th Army Corps in the army of the Cumberland, doing service in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

He was a charter member of the Frank Nolan Post G.A.R., serving as commander for several terms, and for twelve or fifteen years was adjutant of the Post, doing the work in an orderly and efficient manner. He always took a great interest in all Grand Army business.

In March 1865, he removed with his wife and eldest daughter to Lucas county, Iowa, and has resided in and near Russell all the remaining years of his life, the end coming Thursday morning, October 15th 1914 at 6:30 o'clock, when he passed away peacefully and without pain as though going into a dreamless sleep, at the age of seventy-seven years, six months and twenty-three days. Funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. M. E. Goodrich of the Russell M. E. Church.

The children present were Mrs. Anna Duckworth, Western, Neb., Mrs. Jennie Drake, Mrs. Mollie Wright, Mrs. Margaret LaFollette, A. R. Goltry, all of Russell, and J. B. Goltry, of Dudley, Iowa. Other relatives from a distance present were Mrs. Ethyl LaFollette Littleton, of Dudley, Iowa; Ed Goltry of Red Oak; Mrs Jennie Fluke, of Osceola. Three children were unable to be present, Mrs. Dollie Cooper, of Red Oak, Mrs. Chas. LaFollette, of Siloam Springs, Ark., and W. S. Goltry, of Farwell, Mich.

Interment was made in the Russell Cemetery where the impressive service was conducted by the members of the G.A.R. according to the G.A.R. ritual, and including the solo "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground," sang touchingly by Miss Ethyl Cassity, followed by "Taps" sounded on the cornet by John Herbert Woodman, both of these numbers being requested by the G.A.R., and greatly appreciated by the relatives and friends.

The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The music was rendered by the double quartet of mixed voices, which sang so beautifully the songs loved by the deceased and requested by the family. A large concourse of friends were present to show their last respects to an old and honored citizen and extend their sympathy to the bereaved ones who are left to mourn the loss of a dear husband and father.

The following is given to show their live line.

Family Parents:
Nathaniel Goltry (1794 - 1871)
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Goltry (1798 - 1865)

Charles Edgar Goltry (1860 - 1862)
Anna King Goltry Duckworth (1862 - 1925)
Jennie Goltry Drake (1865 - 1952)
Mary Emeline Goltry Wright (1868 - 1954)
Margaret Goltry LaFollette (1869 - 1957)
Deborah Mae Goltry LaFollette (1871 - 1955)
Walter Stephen Goltry (1873 - 1940)
Flora Goltry Cooper (1874 - 1959)
George Goltry (1877 - 1880)
Josephine Goltry (1878 - 1887)
Albert Raymond Goltry (1880 - 1962)
James Blaine Goltry (1883 - 1933)
Thomas Nelson Goltry (1885 - 1893)

Russell Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 3 Row 5 Grave 6.

Emeline Force Goltry.

Birth: Nov. 23, 1843, Jennings County, Indiana.
Death: Sept. 19, 1934, Russell, Lucas County, Iowa

Wife of Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry. She was the daughter of David Skinner Force and Eliza Day.

Her Parents.
David Skinner Force (1803 - 1880)
Eliza Day Force (1807 - 1856)


Chariton, Iowa
Tuesday, October 2, 1934

Mrs. Emeline Force Goltry was born November 23, 1843 in Jennings County, Indiana and passed away on September 19, 1934 at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 27 days. She was the daughter of David S. and Eliza Day Force, the youngest daughter of a family of seven sons and three daughters all preceding her in death leaving her the last leaf on the tree.

She was married February 15, 1860 to Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry in Indiana and came with her husband and one child to Lucas County, Iowa in the spring of 1885 at the close of the Civil War, in which her husband served as a soldier from 1861 to its close. At one time, her seven brothers and husband were all at the front. When her husband enlisted she went to live with her father who was postmaster in her hometown and helped him in the post office.

She was the mother of thirteen children. They are Charles, George, Josephine and Thomas Nathaniel who died when young, Annie K. Duckworth who died in 1925 and James B. who passed away Nov. 11, 1933. She leaves seven living children: Mrs. Jennie Drake, Mrs. Mollie Wright, with whom she made her home for three years and A. R. Goltry of Russell, Iowa, Mrs. Dollie Cooper of Red Oak, who was caring for her in her home in Russell at the time of her death, Walter S. of near Red Oak, and Mrs. Charles LaFollette of Siloam Springs, Arkansas and Mrs. Margaret LaFollette of Ottumwa.

She leaves in her passing 44 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

She became a Christian, uniting with the M. E. Church while young, transferring her membership in later years to the Russell Church of which she was a member at the time of her death. She was a kind and loving mother making many sacrifices for her family in he early pioneer home which was established three miles east of Russell, later moving to the farm now known as the A. R. Goltry farm. She was consistent in her faith, a living example at all times. An active member of the local W. R. C. from the time of its organization being its Secretary and President a number of years until unable to be present. She numbered her friends by her acquaintances and will be missed by all.

Six of her great-grandsons acted as pallbearers at her funeral which was held at the Russell Methodist Church Saturday, September 22, 1934. They were: Clifford Wright, Dennis Drake, Clair Drake, Walter Brown, Jubal Sanborn and Keith Sellers. She was laid to rest in the Russell Cemetery.

Those from a distance attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Robbins and son Maynard and Mrs. Lida McCall of Lee Center, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Paul Goltry and son James of Chicago, Mr.and Mrs. Allen Littleton of Lockridge, Earl Cooper, W. S. Goltry and children of Red Oak, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. LaFollette, Robert LaFollette and friend of Ottumwa, Mrs. Jennie Fluke of Osceola, and Mrs. Maude Goltry and cousin of Dudley, Ia.

Russell Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 3 Row 5 Grave 7.

Authors note.

I would like to thank Skip Mihoover for allowing me to use his family information and photos which was originally posted at ( Find a Grave. ) “Thanks Skip.”

Names From The Battle Of Germantown 1777.

Here is a shot list of names from the Battle of Germantown, This is all the information there will be on these names. This information is to help you learn something you may not have known about your ancestor, and maybe give you a new lead on where to look for more information on them.

1. Lt. Col. John Sayres of the 9th Virginia Regiment, was killed during the battle of Germantown.

2. On November 17 a court-martial found Gen. Adam Stephen of Virginia guilty of "unofficer like behaviour, in the retreat from German town" and of having been "frequently intoxicated since in the service, to the prejudice of good order and military discipline." Accordingly, the court sentenced Stephen to be dismissed from service and Washington approved the sentence on November 20, 1777.

3. On October 13 a court-martial acquitted Col. Alexander Martin of the Second North Carolina Regiment of a charge of cowardice during the battle of Germantown.

4. Maj. Gens. William Alexander and Adam Stephen. Stephen was dismissed from the service, for drunkenness and unofficerlike conduct at the battle of Germantown, on November 20, 1777.

5. William Dolby, lost a eye at the battle of Germantown.

6. Francis Nash (ca. 1742-77), a North Carolina lawyer and merchant who had been appointed a Continental brigadier general by Congress on February 5, 1777, was currently commander of the North Carolina troops with the Continental Army in New Jersey. Nash was fatally wounded at the battle of Germantown and died on October 7, 1777.

7. Col. Alexander Spotswood had resigned his commission in early October 1777, a few days after the battle of Germantown, and Washington had accepted it. Although Congress subsequently declared its opposition to Spotswood's resignation, the Virginia colonel left the Continental service. Spotswood had begun to make efforts to obtain reinstatement in the army in the summer of 1778. Washington advised against reinstating Spotswood and appointing him a brigadier because "it would be considered an Act of injustice by the Army at large and particularly so by the Virginia line.

8. General James Agnew was killed at the battle of Germantown .

9. Brigadier General William Maxwell newly appointed, was killed at the battle of Germantown in October 1777.

10. Capt. Francis Tartanson, referred to them by Congress have examined into the Facts therein sett forth and find, That Captain Tartanson being a supernumerary Officer was sent to North Carolina to recruit, and on being appointed in the New Arrangement, came back with Col. Hazen's Regiment to Camp. That he incurred considerable Expence in his Journey to North Carolina, beside the Loss of an Horse, and whether Congress will think him entitled to the Expences of his Journey to N. Carolina as an Officer sent on Command or not, the Board are in Doubt, as no Allowance has heretofore been made to Officers in like Circumstances. His Baggage appears to be lost thro' a Want of Care, and the Board cannot ascertain its Value but from his own Account. It appears that he has conducted himself well while in our Service, that he is a brave Man and has been wounded at Germantown Battle. He is in Distress, and the Board can only recommend him as an Object of the Generosity of Congress, if they think it prudent to extend it. But as the Board have not discovered any Precedent for reimbursing Officers, however they may be Objects of private Concern, who have lost Baggage or Horses not in Battle, and are of Opinion ill Consequences would flow from establishing a Precedent, we therefore beg Leave to report to Congress, That the Petition of Captain Francis Tartanson, late of the 3d N. Carolina Regiment, praying a Compensation for Baggage and an Horse lost by Accident and not in Battle, be dismissed.

11. The daughter of the late Brigadier General Francis Nash, who was killed in the battle of Germantown, in 1777, praying that the provisions of the resolve of Congress of the 24th of August, 1780, may be extended to her.

12. John Berry, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners of the United States, in consideration of the dislocation of his thigh at the battle of Germantown, whilst a soldier in the thirteenth Virginia regiment on Continental establishment, during the Revolutionary war with Great Britain, which has rendered him incapable of obtaining a livelihood by labor.

13. Governor Caswell of North Carolina, be requested to erect a monument of the value of 500 dollars, at the expence of these United States, in honor of the memory of Brigadier General Francis Nash, who fell in the battle of Germantown, on the 4 day of October, 1777, bravely contending for the independence of his country.

14. Colonel Robert Lawson, late commandant of the 4th Virginia regiment, for the sum of four hundred and sixty dollars, to indemnify him for the loss of a horse killed under him at the battle of Germantown, and for the loss of his bridle and saddle.

15. William Rice, Captain in a German regiment in the service of the United States, during the Revolutionary war with Great Britain, praying relief in consideration of a wound received at the battle of Germantown, on the fourth of October, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, whilst a Lieutenant in the said regiment, which hath rendered him incapable of obtaining a livelihood by labor.

16. Thomas Cox, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of a wound received at the battle of Germantown, whilst a soldier in the third regiment of the Pennsylvania line, on Continental Establishment, during the late war, which has rendered him incapable of obtaining his livelihood by labor.

17. Nathaniel P. Causin and others, heirs and representatives of John H. Stone, deceased, a colonel in the revolutionary army, stating, that owing to a severe wounds received in the battle of Germantown, by which the deceased was rendered unfit for active service, he resigned his commission, and thereby was not entitled to half pay for life, or the commutation of five years full pay; and praying that the said half pay or commutation may now be granted to them.

18. David Lewis, of the county of Washington, in the State of Rhode Island, was presented to the House and read, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of a wound received by the petitioner at the battle of Germantown, whilst a soldier in Colonel Durkey's regiment, in the service of the United States, during the Revolutionary war with Great Britain.

19. William Rice, a Captain in a German regiment, in the service of the United States, during the Revolutionary war with Great Britain, praying that the pension granted to him, in consideration of a wound received at the battle of Germantown, may be extended to the petitioner from the time of the reduction of the American army, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three.

20. Capt Stith relative to Capt: Baylor's desire to resign his commission. We are also informed by him and Major Jameson that the wound Capt: Baylor received in his ankle at the battle of Germantown, on the least injury happening to it, is extremely troublesome, and that this induces him to resign.

21. Simon Fogler, praying an augmentation of the pension allowed him in consideration of wounds received at the battle of Germantown, whilst a soldier in the Continental Army, during the late war.

22. Major Thomas Mullens, late an aid de camp to Major General Conway, is an old officer in the French service; that he served the last campaign in the main army, and for his bravery and good conduct, at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, was honored with particular marks of approbation by the commander in chief, in general orders; that he means to accompany General Conway to France.

23. Thomas Gregory Smith, praying that some honorary testimonial be offered by Congress to the memory of Lieutenant Matthew Smith, who fell at the battle of Germantown in the revolutionary war.

24. Catharine Ferguson, widow of John Ferguson, deceased, who was wounded at the battle of Germantown, praying remuneration for the services of her husband.

25. Jared Dixon, of the state of Vermont, Private, Col. Chandler’s, was disabled by a rupture, while in the service of the United States; that, in consequence of said rupture, lie is, in a considerable degree, unable to support himself. His disability came in 1777, at Germantown, his residence in Vermont is Chittenden. His pension was $2.22 and a half, had a arrearage of $40, dollars, enlisted May 26, 1777.

26. John Burton, of the state of Virginia, he was a Sergeant of the 5th, regiment, his disability came from being wounded in the head and hips, at Germantown on October 4, 1777, his residence in Virginia is Henrice, pension is $5, dollars with arrearage of $200, dollars. Was taken prisoner October 4, 1777.

27. Charles McCormick, of the state of Pennsylvania, was a private of the 2nd, Pennsylvania regiment, was Wounded in his left leg by a musket ball, while in the actual line of his duty, in an engagement at Germantown with the British army; he has had no established place of residence in any city town, or county, but wandered about the country, having been employed as an express rider, &c He was wounded on October 4, 1777, at Germantown, he got a full pension.

28. Henry Weiss, of the state of Pennsylvania, was a Private, 2nd, Pennsylvania regiment, was Wounded in the right hand, and in one of his ribs, by a buck shot and bayonet; is also incapable of doing any labor, having a rupture which he received whilst in the service of the United States; the said Henry Weiss was also materially injured by a log falling on him, while assisting to throw up a work to prevent an attack from the British army at White Marsh. Was wounded on October, 1777,Germantown. His residence in Pennsylvania is in the County of Berks, pension was Three-fourths. This man is mustered in this regiment enlisted for the war.

29. Simon Fogler, district of Maryland, Private, German regiment, Severely wounded by a cannon ball, or grape shot in his hip, which impedes him in his walking. Wounded in 1777, Germantown. Mustered; wounded November, 1777; discharged April, 1778.

30. Henry Tomm, State of Maryland, Private, German regiment. Wounded in his right arm at the battle of Germantown. Mustered; wounded in August, 1777; invalided March, 1779.

31. Richard Harden, district of Maryland, Sergeant, 10th Pennsylvania. Wounded by a shot in the left arm; which renders him incapable of hard labor, at the battle of Germantown, Mustered; wounded in October, 1777.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Col. Vannoy Hartog "Van" Manning.

Vannoy Hartog "Van" Manning.

Birth: Jul. 26, 1839, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.

Death: Nov. 2, 1892, Branchville, Prince George's County, Maryland.

Van Manning was born to Reuben Staton Manning and Elizabeth Dorothy Wallace.
Colonel Manning would marry Mary Zilephro Wallace on May 3, 1859.

Civil War Confederate Army Officer, US Congressman. Served as Colonel and commander of the 3rd Arkansas Regiment. Severely wounded at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, while attacking the Devil's Den-Wheatfield area. Served as a Congressman after the war from Mississippi 1877 to 1883.

No. 453 Report of Colonel Van H. Manning, Third Arkansas Infantry.

NEAR HAGERSTOWN, MD. ; July 8, 1863.

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to report the part taken by this command in the recent battle near Gettysburg, Pa. About 4 o'clock on the evening of July 2, I was ordered to move against the enemy, keeping my right well connected with the left of then some 200 yards in my front and out of view. Upon reaching this road, I discovered, from the direction the directing regiment was taking, that I could not witch the length of my line carry out the latter order; hence I decided to keep my command on a prolongation of the line formed by the troops on my right. After marching in line of battle at a brisk gait(part of the way at a double quick) for about 1, 000 yards, all the time exposed to a destructive fire from artillery, we engaged the enemy at short range, strongly posted behind a rock fence at he edge of woods.

We drove him back with but little loss for a distance of 150 yards, when I ascertained that I was suffering from a fire to my left and rear. Thereupon I ordered a change of front or the rear on first company, but the noise consequent upon the heavy firing then going on swallowed up my command, and I contented myself with the irregular drawing back of the left wing, giving it an excellent fire, which pressed the enemy back in a very short while, whereupon the whole line advanced, the enemy fighting stubbornly, but retiring. Soon I was again admonished that my left was seriously threatened, when I ordered the command back 50 or 75 yards to meet this contingency.

He was again driven back, and I stretched out my front twice its legitim; ate length, guarding well my left, and advanced to the ledge of rocks from which we had previously been dislodged by the enemy's movement upon my flank. I experienced some annoyance from the exposure of this flank up to this moment, when Colonel [F. H.] Little, of the Eleventh Georgia Regiment, joined to my left. The Fifty-ninth Georgia Regiment, coming also at this time, occupied the line with my command. Some little time after this, I was disabled by concussion and wound on my nose and forehead. The command then devolved upon Lieutenant-Colonel Taylor, who will report its operations subsequent to this time. It would be invidious to make special mention of gallantry with either officers or men when all did so well, fighting greatly superior numbers and at great disadvantage. I might safely assume that the bearing of the entire command was of the highest creditable character.

No gun; s or colors were captured, and but few (some 25) prisoners, a number of whom where sent to the rear with wounded men. Below I submit a list of killed, wounded, and missing. *The wounded include only those disabled indenfinitely. Quite a number were temporarily disabled by slight wounds, but resumed their duties in a few days; hence I make no mention of them in this report.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
VAN H. MANNING, Colonel Commanding Third Arkansas Regiment.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Cassius Fairchild

Cassius Fairchild.

Birth: Dec. 16, 1829.
Death: Oct. 24, 1868.

the son of Sally Blair and J.C. Fairchild, was born December 16, 1829 at Franklin Mills, now Kent, Ohio. In July 1843, he moved to Milwaukee with his uncle, F.J. Blair and he attended what later became Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Fairchild was repeatedly elected as Alderman, one year as President of the Council, and in 1859 as member of the Legislature from the City of Madison. Unaware of what they were preparing for, Cassius and Lucius Fairchild, along with young gentlemen of the city formed a military company called the Governor's Guard, of note is that nearly every member of this company took high rank and served with distinction during the Civil War. Cassius was in the wilds of the Northern Pineries when war broke out, but immediately after his return home he offered his services to the Governor and on 10 October 1861 was appointed Major of the Sixteenth Wisconsin Infantry.

On 10 December 1861 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Fairchild was severely wounded at the battle of Shiloh when a ball entered his thigh so close to the hip that amputation was impossible and tampering dangerous. His father's friend, Judge Thomas Hood, went for him and brought him home on a stretcher. During the eight months of emaciation and suffering, the ball and seven pieces of his clothing remained in the wound. The ball was finally found by Dr. Brainard in December 1862 and the foreign substances removed but had been embedded so long that bone had grown over them and the injury was very slow to heal.

Cassius returned to the field and active service in May while his wound still required dressing twice a day and twice during the succeeding campaign he received injuries which opened his wound and prostrated him. During the siege of Vicksburg, General McPearson was his kind and constant friend. On 17 March 1864, he was appointed Colonel. His regiment belonged to the Seventeenth Army Corps which achieved such a noble record at Atlanta and in Sherman's march to the sea.

Fairchild was brevetted Brigadier General for gallantry on 13 March 1865 and he remained in the service to the close of the war, mustering out on 12 July 1865. In the summer of 1866, he was appointed United States Marshal and lived in City of Milwaukee until he was injured while acting as pall-bearer at the funeral of a friend which caused his wound to fatally open. He died October 24, 1868, ten days after his marriage.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Joseph Alonzo Morris

Joseph Alonzo Morris.

Birth : April 21,1914, Linden, Cass Co., TX.
Death: Death: May 6, 2005 Linden, Cass County, TX.

Joseph Alonzo Morris, SK 1/c.
Entered Navy by enlistment 1943.
Trained in Corpus Christi & San Diego.
Served in USA, Hawaii, and Okinawa.
Awarded Victory, ATO. and APO. Ribbons. Discharged 1946.

Joseph, was born April 21, 1913 in Linden, Cass Co., TX., married Charline Ijuana Wiley daughter of Charles Edward Wiley and Lora Anne Hamilton on 29 Sep 1937 in Center Grove, Cass, Texas.

They had the following children:

Rebecca Ann Morris was born on 3 Dec 1946 in Linden, Cass, Texas. She died on 15 Oct 1958 in Linden, Cass, Texas. She was buried in Oct 1958 in Linden, Cass, Texas.

Brenda Sue Morris.

Brenda married Joseph Henry Lazara on 29 May 1970 in the Linden First United Methodist Church, Linden Tx .

They had the following children:

Wesley Alan Lazara.
Alexander Morris Lazara.
Spencer Joseph Lazara.

Sue Lazara contacted me to do some navy research for her and in our talks we started talking about her fathers navy service, she has a lot of questions and ever few answers. I found her story interesting and decided to do this page for her hoping she may get some of those answers.

This is the story she told.
Note: Photos can be enlarged by pushing on them.

“My mother kept a scrapbook of my father's naval years, with many photos at Corpus Christi and San Diego, etc. It would be great to know his ship name.

I have his dog tag too, but it is in the safety deposit box at the bank. Don't ask me why -- maybe superstition? Pop never claimed to have seen dangerous or heroic duty, but he and his buddies were shaking in their boots over the possibility of the Japanese land invasion, that's for sure. He told me about a terrific typhoon on Okinawa when he was on Okinawa. The storm tore the island up, and some of the men didn't know to move onto higher ground. Those guys suffered badly, whereas my father and his buddies got their gear up from the beaches in plenty of time for the worst of the big waves and surges. He said the wind and lightening and downpour were something terrific -- he'd never seen anything like it on the Gulf, before or since. We used to go as a family every year or so to visit his two best Navy buddies who lived in Louisiana and central Texas.

From what I understand, his duty was as keeper of ship's stores throughout his service years. Again, I am too lacking the general military knowledge to say much. We were born after the war and he never dwelt on the subject except to say how eternally grateful he was to get back home, victorious, and be able to start a family, etc. I do I treasure the navy keepsakes -- he was an EXCELLENT father, after all, and was STRONG and FUNNY to the age of 90! “

Authors note.

Brenda Sue ( Morris ) Lazara, navy research is trying to link her family to Commodore Charles Morris, she would like to hear from any one on this, or has any information on her family. She would like also to hear from any of her fathers old navy buddies that are still out there. She would enjoy hearing navy stories about her father.
Those wishing contact her can by using the following address: