Location: Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608, USA
BANX Room - Charlene Key Sokal will speak on Women's Work: Grandma Ran a Boarding House and Momma Brewed Beer - As researchers, we think of our female ancestors as stay at home wives and mothers. In fact, many women ran their own businesses and worked in mills, factories or offices. This presentation will suggest resources to find information on these women.
Location: Somerset Public Library, 1464 County St, Somerset, MA 02726, USA
The Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor, and Bristol Chapter members will explore member photos to discover hidden hints in identifying people, places or eras. Maureen will also be available after the presentation for private consults for $20/photo. Visit The Photo Detective website at https://maureentaylor.com/
Date of birth: March 17, 1942 Date of death: MIA: April 22, 1966 Home of record: Stamford Connecticut Status: MIA
AWARDS AND CITATIONS
Distinguished Flying Cross Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant, Junior Grade William Brewster Nickerson (NSN: 0-685008), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Bombardier/Navigator of an aircraft in Attack Squadron EIGHTY-FIVE (VA-85) during a bombing mission against the vital Qui Vinh railroad facility in North Vietnam on 16 April 1966. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Nickerson demonstrated outstanding skill and courage in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, resulting in direct hits which devastated two large areas of the railway and destroyed several of the standing railway cars. His determined efforts in accurately navigating the aircraft and aiding in the attack were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: All Hands (December 1966)
Action Date: April 16, 1966 Service: Navy Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade Company: Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85)
Vietnam War Memorial Wall:
LTJG - O2 - Navy - Reserve Length of service 2 years His tour began on Apr 22, 1966** Casualty was on Apr 22, 1966** In , NORTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, FIXED WING - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH AT SEA Body was not recovered* Wall Panel 06E - Line 128 ** * ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for letting me join your group. I discovered about 3 years ago, my 7xGGF, John Gray, settled in Worcester around 1718, after coming from Aghadowey, Northern Ireland. I descend through his son Robert. It was amazing to discover that Robert is buried in the Worcester Common and his son Robert and dgt in law Margaret are buried in Hope Cemetery. We have visited them several times. I also found that they lived on Hadwen Lane, so we were able to travel that road, also making us feel closer to them. When Hope Cemetery was vandalized a few years ago, my sister immediately drove down from N.H. to be sure our family members resting places were okay. We grew up about 50 miles away and never had a clue of our Worcester roots. Pic is of me at Robert and Margaret Gray's resting place. ... See MoreSee Less
Need help reading faded handwriting? When archivists encounter faded documents in archives or libraries, it can be a challenge just to read the print or handwriting. Here are some solutions if you need help reading faded handwriting in original documents, on microfilm, or in a digital file. And I do...
A lovely time today at the Bristol Chapter meeting. Maureen Taylor made a photo "road show" presentation featuring old photos submitted in advance by the audience. It was a lot of fun and everyone learned a lot. Added bonus, I also ran into Wendy Grant Walter! ... See MoreSee Less