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The Marine Hospital Cemetery

 
 
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The Marine Hospital Cemetery
This cemetery was established in 1879 for burial of seafarers who perished at sea or who died at the Marine Hospital after being injured or becoming ill onboard ships calling at Martha's Vineyard. Most of the seafarers listed below hailed from other countries. The Marine Hospital was closed in 1952 and the Boston Seaman's Friend Society assumed ownership of the cemetery in 1957. The graves were originally marked by wooden headboards. After these deteriorated, they were replaced with the numbered cement markers you see before you.

Seafarers
Marker # · Name · Place of Birth · Date of Death:
1. Manuel P. Delgarde Cape Verde 1-28-1888
2. Levi Williams Maine 4-20-1888
3. Martin Hansen Norway 7-21-1889
4. John Antone 8-15-1889
5. William Nathan England 11-25-1889
6. Carl Loderburg Finland 1-14-1890
7. James Riley 4-22-1890
8. John McGregor Scotland 6-16-1890
9. Higgins Carey 9-08-1890
10. Peter Santos Philippines 12-25-1890
11. Michael Moran Pennsylvania 4-02-1891
12. James Madison Rhode Island 5-20-1891
13.
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Jose Gomes Sevena Cape Verde 5-30-1891
14. Albion Alley 6-10-1891
15. John Mcguire 8-23-1891
16. Albert Henrickson Finland 11-12-1891
17. Edward Prior New Jersey 6-27-1892
18. James Morrisey 8-24-1892
19. James Muise Nova Scotia 9-10-1892
20. Karl Peterson Norway 5-25-1893
21. Stephen Walruth New York 9-23-1893
22. Frank Smith Belgium 8-16-1894
23. David Smith 4-23-1894
24. Thomas T. Page 7-27-1894
25. Jacob Doornbos Holland 2-09-1896
26. Frank W. Eastman 4-22-1898
27. John La Pore New York 6-23-1896
28. John Mcdonald Prince Ed. Is. 1-10-1896
29. Rudolph Rolfson Norway 1-27-1897
30. C. A. Foster 12-24-1898
31. Unknown Body Washed Ashore 9-21-1898
32. Unknown Body Washed Ashore 9-23-1898
33. Unknown Body Washed Ashore 9-23-1998
34. S. M. Norwood Body Washed Ashore 9-27-1898
35. Unknown Body Washed Ashore 11-29-1898
36. Unknown Body Washed Ashore 11-29-1898
37. Unknown Body Washed Ashore 12-02-1898
38. William Johnson 1-10-1898

Marker # · Name · Place of Birth · Date of Death:
39. Manuel Pena 1-11-1899
40. John McLeod Ireland 4-22-1899
41. William O. Adams 7-22-1899
42. Englebert Kordlein 10-16-1899
43. Alfred Smith 12-08-1899
44. John Wheaton 8-20-1900
45. Samuel Williams 12-08-1900
46. Edward W. Forrester 6-20-1902
47.
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Richard Lewis 10-10-1902
48. John Boy Cuba 10-13-1902
49. Henry Hussey 1-17-1904
50. James Duffy Ireland 5-22-1905
51. Thomas Warren Nova Scotia 12-29-1905
52. Joseph Myers Germany 5-28-1906
53. Robert J. Topley 10-04-1910
54. James McIntosh 12-05-1912
55. George Jansen Denmark 8-31-1913
56. Ole A. Olson Norway 2-14-1914
57. Robert Gastfins 5-22-1914
58. Oscar Harvey Alabama 3-19-1915
59. Samuel Lucke Denmark 6-21-1915
60. Fred Tarruttie Germany 12-27-1915
61. John L. Gustavson Sweden 4-19-1916
62. William Black 10-15-1916
63. John Lopes Cape Verde 1-16-1917
64. Manuel Taves Cape Verde 7-24-1917
65. John McInnis Scotland 10-06-1918
66. Julius Jergensen Denmark 12-27-1918
67. Joseph Smith Alabama 3-03-1918
68. Christian Neilsen Denmark 6-30-1920
69. Olaf Edwards Norway 12-27-1923
70. Cornelis Visser Holland 11-23-1925
71. Olaf Aas Norway 7-16-1926
72. Fred E. Whittemore 1-01-1927
73. Henry F. Flemming 5-23-1927
74. Randolph Louis 2-07-1928
75. George F. Harris 10-04-1931
76. Juan Echevaria Spain 5-31-1937
 
Erected by The Boston Seaman's Friend Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkWaterways & Vessels.
 
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41° 26.424′ N, 70° 36.882′ W. Marker is in Tisbury, Massachusetts, in Dukes County. Marker is on Bridle Path Road north of Carroll's Way, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vineyard Haven MA 02568, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers' Memorial Fountain (approx. 3.3 miles away); Historic Clay & Brick Bathhouse (approx. 3.3 miles away); Heath Hen (approx. 4.6 miles away); Nobska Lighthouse (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rebecca, Woman of Africa (approx. 7.7 miles away); Former Moving Target Machine Gun Range at South Beach (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
 
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