i found findagrave awhile back and thought it was a great site i have always enjoyed the beautiful art work in graveyard stone work and the stories behind some of them. i am currently working on a family tree and have traced my paternal grandfather and grandmother to their arrivals on ellis island.
Constant Freeman Davis The second USS Guerriere was a frigate in the United States Navy. She was named for the victory of the frigate USS Constitution over HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812.
Guerriere was launched on 9 September 1865 in the Boston Navy Yard and commissioned on 21 May 1867, Commander Thomas Corbin, in command. She sailed from New York on 28 June 1867 to serve as flagship of the South Atlantic Squadron protecting American commerce and interests along the coast of South America. She was relieved as flagship by Lancaster on 17 June 1869 and sailed from Rio de Janeiro the 25th for the New York Navy Yard where she decommissioned on 29 July 1869.
Guerriere recommissioned at New York on 10 August 1870. At Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 27 September, she received the body of the late Admiral David Farragut for transport to New York. The following day she went fast aground on Great Point, Nantucket and transferred Admiral Farragut's remains to merchant steamer SS Island Home. She got afloat on 1 October and continued to New York the following day.
Guerriere departed New York on 17 December 1870 for Lisbon, thence past Gibraltar for cruising with the Mediterranean Squadron. On 7 April 1871 she was host to the pasha of Tripoli, who inspected the ship and presented Guerriere's captain with the anchor of the frigate Philadelphia. This anchor had laid on the beach for more than half a century after the destruction of the frigate in Tripoli Harbor by Captain Stephen Decatur in "the most bold and daring act of the age." From Tripoli the sloop cruised to the ports of Egypt, Lebanon, Italy and France. On 1 December 1871 she stood out of Villefranche with the remains of Major General Anderson, which were transferred to Army authorities off Fort Monroe, Virginia, 6 February 1872. She remained at Norfolk, Virginia until 10 March, then sailed for the New York Navy Yard where she decommissioned on 22 March 1872. She was laid up in ordinary there until 12 December 1872 when she was sold to D. Buchler of New York.
RE: Daniel Vasselian You are very welcome. I truly feel that It is an honor to sponsor our heroes. My father was a Marine fighter pilot KIA, so I have very strong feelings for the troops we've lost and their families. Our older son is career Army, and I pray he doesn't end up on Find A Grave during my lifetime.
RE: Nathalie Frances Kelley Paul, I have two books about them and my 12 year old daughter skates at the Cheshire Figure Skating Club in Keene, NH. 3 years ago the club did a ice show in honor of the 1961 US Figure Skating Team memory. Theirs history and legacy have become an interest of mine. I am planning on create a memorial for Danny Ryan soon. Thanks so much. Does your bosses father have some stories about them? If he does I would love to read about them so if you have the time I would getting an email with more infor. about firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much again.
Nathalie Frances Kelley She was not a member of the US Figure Skating team. She was Gregory's older sister and became his personal tutor. She was a former science teacher at Ashland High School which she took a leave of absence from to support her brother with his skating. She had also been a competitive skater in her teens. At her parent's request she boarded the plane to Prague to keep an eye on her 16 year old brother. She was the oldest of 6 children.