Chief Water Tender, United States Navy
at Washington, D. C. on April 2, 1878, he earned the Medal of Honor on
September 8, 1910 while serving aboard the USS North Dakota.
He died on September 7, 1926 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemtery.
His wife, Mary C. Lipscomb (1879-1965), is
buried with him.
Rank and organization: Watertender, U.S. Navy. Born: 2 April 1878, Washington, D.C. Accredited to: Washington, D.C. G.O. No.: 83, 4 October 1910.
On board the U.S.S. North Dakota, for extraordinary
heroism in the line of his
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990
Updated: 30 September 2000 Updated: 15 March 2003 Updated: 13 May 2004 Updated: 11 November 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004