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Great Lakes storm of 1913

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List of victims

Posted: 2 Apr 2005 7:28PM GMT
Classification: Death
Edited: 5 Aug 2013 6:44AM GMT
This is a list of victims of the 1913 Great Lakes storm. For the most up-to-date version, check one of the following links:
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For a more aesthetically pleasing list, see the links above. Daggers indicate that the death is confirmed from the source text. The numbers after each name are source numbers.
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Lake Superior:

Leafield:
Approximate location: Angus Island
Lives lost: 18

Baker, Charles 4
Occupation: master
Home: Collingwood, ON

Northcott, Alfred 4
Occupation: first mate
Home: Collingwood, ON

Begley, Fred 4
Occupation: second mate
Home: Collingwood, ON

Kerr, Andy 4
Occupation: chief engineer
Home: Collingwood, ON

Bowie, Tom 4
Occupation: first assistant engineer
Home: Collingwood, ON

Brown, Charlie 4
Occupation: fireman
Home: Collingwood, ON

Simpson, Joseph 4
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Collingwood, ON

Whitesides, Eddie 4
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Collingwood, ON

Shefield, Paul 4
Occupation: steward
Home: Collingwood, ON

Shefield, Richard 4
Occupation: steward
Home: Collingwood, ON

Willomett, Mr. 5
Occupation: first cook
Home: Collingwood, ON

Willomett, Mrs. 5
Occupation: second cook
Home: Collingwood, ON

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William Nottingham:
Approximate location: Apostle Islands
Lives lost: 3

Karp, John 4
Occupation: watchman
Home:

Best, William 4
Occupation: oiler
Home:

Thornburn, J.F. 4
Occupation: deck hand
Home:

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Henry B. Smith:
Approximate location: Marquette, Michigan
Lives lost: 23

Owen, James L. 3,4,7
Occupation: master
Home: in or near Geneva, OH

Tait, John 6
Occupation: first mate
Home: in or near Kingston, ON

Rayburn, Charles E. 5,6
Occupation: chief engineer
Home:

Carey, George 6
Occupation: second engineer
Home:

Gallagher, John 6,7
Occupation: third engineer
Home: in or near Escanaba, MI

Freeman, Martin 6
Occupation: watchman
Home:

Judson, Rufus R. 6,7
Occupation: steward
Home: in or near Toledo, OH

Zink, Joseph 6,7
Occupation: boatswain
Home: in or near Corunna, ON

Shire, John 6
Occupation: deck hand
Home:

Haskin, Harry R. 6
Occupation: porter
Home:

Perry, Lawrence 4
Occupation: porter
Home: Duluth, MN

Loefen, Christ 6
Occupation: oiler
Home:

Olsen, John H. 6
Occupation: oiler
Home:

Becker, Otto 6
Occupation: fireman
Home:

Costandakis, Peter 6
Occupation: fireman
Home:

Nilsen, Charles J. 6
Occupation: fireman
Home:

Cattanach, Charles 3
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Sombra, ON

Shipley, Edward E. 6,7
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: in or near Deckerville, MI

Shotwell, William 7
Occupation: unknown
Home: in or near Angus, MI

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Lake Michigan:

Plymouth (Barge):
Approximate location: Gull Island
Lives lost: 7

Larsen, Axel † 3,4
Occupation: master
Home: Marinette, WI

Keenan, Christopher † 3
Occupation: deputy United States marshal
Home: Port Huron, MI

Duchaine, Clifford 4
Occupation:
Home:

Jessup, Clyde4
Occupation:
Home:

Johnson, Peter 4
Occupation:
Home:

Kossak, Henry 4
Occupation:
Home:

Sabota, James † 3
Occupation:
Home: Port Huron, MI

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Lake Huron:

Argus:
Approximate location: Point Aux Barques
Lives lost: 28

Gutch, Paul † 2,3
Occupation: master
Home: 4194 Mapledale Ave, S.W., Cleveland, OH

Young, Van B. (or Dan) †3,4,6
Occupation: mate
Home: Marine City, MI

Rowan, Robert † 3,4
Occupation: second mate
Home: Conneaut, OH

Nelson, Tom † 3
Occupation: boatswain mate
Home: Buffalo, NY

Asmussen, Max 3
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Green Bay, WI

McDonald, John † 3,4
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Sault Ste Marie, MI

Anderson, Charles 3
Occupation: watchman
Home: Providence, RI

Johnson, James 3
Occupation: watchman
Home: Toronto, ON

Hogan, James 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Rochester, NY

Domholsky, Wactaw (or Wactow Domhoski) 3,6
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Buffalo, NY

Coppo, Philip (or Phillip) 3,6
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Paterson, NJ

Lansberger, Peter 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Camden, NJ

Brexa, Joseph 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Hyde Park, MA

Zanger, George Jr. 3,6
Occupation: chief engineer
Home: Sandusky, OH

Stark, William P. 3,6
Occupation: first assistant engineer
Home: Sandusky, OH

Hayes, George † 3,4
Occupation: handyman
Home: Croswell, MI

Aarum, Ralph J. (or Aaron) 3,6
Occupation: oiler
Home: Buffalo, NY

LaMere, William † 3,4,6
Occupation: oiler
Home: Port Huron, MI

Radetoneka, Mike (or Raditoneka) 3,6
Occupation: fireman
Home: Buffalo, NY

Zarnick, Charles 3
Occupation: fireman
Home: Butler, PA

Runciman, Dan (or Runsoma) 3,6
Occupation: fireman
Home: Detroit, MI

Walker, Mr. William † 3,4
Occupation: steward
Home: 4419 Superior Ave, N.E., Cleveland, OH

Walker, Mrs. Emily † 3,4
Occupation: second cook
Home: 1569 45th St, Cleveland, OH

Gardner, Leo † 3,4
Occupation: porter
Home: Buffalo, NY

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James Carruthers:
Approximate location: Goderich, Ontario
Lives lost: 22

Wright, William H. † 3,4,7
Occupation: master
Home: Toronto, ON

Lediard, William C. "Bill" † 4
Occupation: first mate
Home:

O'Dell, Edward J. (or Dell) † 4,7
Occupation: chief engineer
Home: in or near Toronto, ON

Buckley, William J. 4,7
Occupation: second engineer
Home: Leith, ON

Evans, J. † 3
Occupation:
Home: Detroit, MI

Heary, Mary Agnes † 4,7
Occupation: cook
Home: in or near Wallaceburg, ON

Speers, Elmer 7
Occupation: unknown
Home: in or near Thornton, ON

Egan, Cinderella 7
Occupation: unknown
Home: in or near Grinsby, ON

Waiter, Clara 7
Occupation: unknown
Home: in or near Dixie, ON

Corbett, M.H. 7
Occupation: unknown
Home: in or near Toronto, ON

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Hydrus:
Approximate location: Goderich, Ontario
Lives lost: 25

Lowe, John H. 3,7
Occupation: master
Home: Cleveland, OH (or Los Angeles, CA?)

Sommers, Albert 3,6,7
Occupation: first mate
Home: Cleveland, OH (or family near Fowlerville, MI?)

Newman, William R. 3,6
Occupation: second mate
Home: Ashtabula, OH

Hansen, Ed 3
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Brooklyn, NY

Ericksen, Fred 3,6
Occupation: wheelsman (or fireman)
Home: Brooklyn, NY

Field, Herman 3
Occupation: watchman
Home: Brooklyn, NY

Feldman, H.J. 3
Occupation: watchman
Home: Brooklyn, NY

Chinoy, Walter 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Buffalo, NY

Miller, W. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Buffalo, NY

Doyle, John 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Cleveland, OH

Beres, Joseph (or Berer) 3,7
Occupation: deck hand
Home: 24 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY

Kewley, John6
Occupation: deck hand
Home:

Olsson, Arvid (or Olseon) 3,6
Occupation: boatswain
Home: 401 E. 31st St, New York City, NY

Hatch, Calvin B. 3,6
Occupation: chief engineer
Home: Detroit, MI

Hartt, William H.P. (or H.B.) 3,6,7
Occupation: first assistant engineer
Home: Cleveland, OH (or near Portsmouth, VA?)

Van Wynsberger, John (or VanWynsberghe) 3,6,7
Occupation: handy man
Home: Hoboken, NY (or Ashtabula, OH?)

Christy, Kernol † 3
Occupation: oiler
Home: Marine City, MI

Burns, William J. 3,6
Occupation: oiler
Home: Marine City, MI

Christy, Dickson Leslie † 3
Occupation: fireman
Home: Marine City, MI

Reese, L. Walter 3,6,7
Occupation: fireman
Home: Buffalo, NY

Johansen, Reinhart (or Johnson) 3,6
Occupation: fireman
Home: Chicago, IL

Crabb, Charles G. 3,7
Occupation: steward
Home: 86 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY (or near Bristol, Germany?)

Somerville, R.A. (or Sonervill) 3,7
Occupation: second cook
Home: Detroit, MI

Williams, Oren (or Orin) 3,7
Occupation: porter
Home: 3303 Erie St, Toledo, ON (or near Two Rivers, MI?)

Goldman, E. 7
Occupation: unknown
Home: in or near Chicago, IL

Muir, Thomas 7
Occupation: unknown
Home: in or near Chicago, IL

Tjild, Herman 7
Occupation: unknown
Home: in or near New York, NY

Mattison, W. 7
Occupation: unknown
Home: in or near Minneapolis, MN

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John A. McGean:
Approximate location: Sturgeon Point, Michigan
Lives lost: 28

Ney, Chauncey R. (or Nye/May) 3,4,7
Occupation: master; age 43
Home: 1257 E. 67 St., Cleveland, OH

Hill, E.A. (or F.A.) 3,7
Occupation: first mate; age 48
Home: Vermilion, OH

Ekbert, Arthur H. (or Egbert) 3,6,7
Occupation: second mate; age 29
Home: 568 6th Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Smith, Calvin S. 5,6,7
Occupation: chief engineer; age 43
Home: Lorain, OH

Carlson, Ole 3,7
Occupation: second engineer; age 24
Home: Lorain, OH

Jacobson, George 6,7
Occupation: deck hand; age 33
Home: Warren, MI

Olsen, John (or Owen) † 3,4,6,7
Occupation: watchman; age 23
Home:

Surles, James 3,7
Occupation: watchman; age 46
Home: 1838 (or 1833) W. Main St., Cleveland, OH

Kelley, E. 7
Occupation: fireman; age 26
Home: Alexandria, VA

McAllister, William (or McAlister) 6,7
Occupation: fireman; age 29
Home: Buffalo, NY

Olsen, Eldrup 3,6,7
Occupation: fireman; age 28
Home: Chicago, IL

Marlowe, Frank A. (or Marlow) 3,6,7
Occupation: steward; age 36
Home: Ashtabula, OH

Callahan, Patrick 6
Occupation: deck hand
Home:

Conway, F. 7
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Sandusky, OH

Dahl, O. 7
Occupation: deck hand; age 22
Home: Brooklyn, NY

Handley, E. 7
Occupation: deck hand; age 24
Home: Scranton, PA

Holmes, J. 7
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Cleveland, OH

Nowak, John 6,7
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Bernardsville, NY

McGuire, J. 3,7
Occupation: porter
Home: Sandusky, OH

Perrigo, E. 7
Occupation: oiler; age 27
Home: Lorain, OH

Smith, Daniel 6,7
Occupation: oiler; age 18
Home: Lorain, OH

Smith, George L. † 3,4,7
Occupation: wheelsman; age age 22
Home: Sarnia, ON

Stone, Thomas † 3,4,7
Occupation: wheelsman; age 26
Home: Sarnia, ON

Betts, Dellmur M. (or Bells) 3,6,7
Occupation: second cook; age 36
Home: Girard, PA

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Charles S. Price:
Approximate location: Port Huron, Michigan
Lives lost: 28

Black, William A. 3,6
Occupation: master
Home:

Hartman, Charles A. Jr. 3,6
Occupation: first mate
Home: St. Clair, MI

Mackley, Howard M. 3
Occupation: second mate
Home: St. Clair, MI

Groundwater, John † 3
Occupation: chief engineer
Home: Cleveland, OH

Reynolds, Bert L. 3
Occupation: first assistant engineer
Home: Cleveland, OH

Brakeman, H.S. 3,6
Occupation: second assistant engineer
Home:

Jones, Herbert † 3
Occupation: steward
Home: Superior, WI

Jones, Mrs. Herbert 3
Occupation: steward
Home: Superior, WI

Broski, Steve 6
Occupation: fireman
Home:

Falkenberg, Christ (or Faulkner, Chris) † 3,6
Occupation: fireman
Home: New York, NY

Horn, Harry 6
Occupation: fireman
Home:

Puttmann, Fred 6
Occupation: fireman
Home:

DeMunnik, William 6
Occupation: wheelsman
Home:

Fennell, Sidney G. 6
Occupation: wheelsman
Home:

MacIntosh, Arz (or Arzl) † 3,6
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: St. Clair, MI

McInnis, Wilson † 3
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Owen Sound, ON

Blake, Charles 6
Occupation: deck hand
Home:

Falk, Joseph 6
Occupation: deck hand
Home:

Hertzog, Phil B. 6
Occupation: deck hand
Home:

St. Jacques, Charles 6
Occupation: deck hand
Home:

Smith, Frank 6
Occupation: deck hand
Home:

Patton, Ernest J. 3,6
Occupation: second cook
Home: Escanaba

?, Henry 3
Occupation: oiler
Home:Baltimore, MD

Redecker, Herman 3,6
Occupation: oiler
Home:Baltimore, MD

?, Fred 3
Occupation: oiler
Home:Baltimore, MD

Sellers, Kerline M. (or Kerlin) 3,6
Occupation: oiler
Home:Baltimore, MD

Morey, Ives W. 3
Occupation: oiler
Home:Detroit, MI

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Regina:
Approximate location: Harbor Beach, Michigan
Lives lost: 20

McConkey, Edward H. 3
Occupation: master
Home: Barrie, ON

Adams, Wesley 3
Occupation: mate
Home: Hawkstone, ON

Dasome, Bert 3
Occupation: second mate
Home: Penetang, ON

McSorley, C.J. 3
Occupation: chief engineer
Home: Kingston, ON

Lenihan, M.F. (or Lenchan, W.F.) 3,7
Occupation: second engineer
Home: Toronto, ON

Gornley, Peter 3
Occupation: steward
Home: Glasgow, Scotland

Young, A. 3
Occupation: assistant steward
Home: Edinburgh, Scotland

Clark, Alfred J. (or Clarke) 3,7
Occupation: assistant steward
Home: Thorold, ON

Stalker, R. 3
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Penetang, ON

Burch, George 3
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Smith's Falls, ON

Shea, John 3
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Sidney, Nova Scotia

McInnes, Walter † 3
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Owen Sound, ON

Doyle, Leo 3
Occupation: watchman
Home: Collingwood, ON

Lawson, David M. † 3
Occupation: oiler
Home: New Brunswick

Oleson, Gustav † 3
Occupation: fireman
Home: Toronto, ON

Woodburn, Barney 3
Occupation: fireman
Home: Toronto, ON

Wiltshire, E.J. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Chippenham, ON

Roberts, R.H. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Prymouth

Lucas, W. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Smith's Creek, ON

Andrews, H. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Portsmouth

Marney, A. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Manchester, England

Gratton, P. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Montreal

Lebreton, L. † 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Montreal

Sheets, A. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home:

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Isaac M. Scott:
Approximate location: Sturgeon Point, Michigan
Lives lost: 28

McArthur, A. 3
Occupation: master
Home: Ashtabula, OH

Karch, Engelhart 3,6
Occupation: first mate
Home: Cleveland, OH

Wood, A. 3
Occupation: second mate
Home: Harbor Beach, MI

Rosenberg, K. 3
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Riga, Russia

Thompson, Michael 3,6
Occupation: wheelsman
Home: Bay City, MI

Klatt, John 3,6
Occupation: watchman
Home: Milwaukee, WI

Vosh, A. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Lorain, ON

Thayer, Richard 3,6
Occupation: watchman
Home: Linesville, PA

Jacobson, O. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Allandale, MN

Doan, William 3,6
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Detroit, MI

Berg, H. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Worcester, MA

Barrett, F.J. (or Barrtt, P.J.) 3,7
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Scranton, PA

Friend, G. 3
Occupation: deck hand
Home: Philadelphia, PA

Woodruff, W.P. 3,5,6
Occupation: chief engineer
Home: Ashtabula, OH

Potter, Harry 3,6
Occupation: second engineer
Home: Harbor Creek, PA

Dwelle, Norman 3,6,7
Occupation: third engineer
Home: Kelly's Island, OH (or Kelley's)

Abram, Albert (or Abraham) 3,6,7
Occupation: boatswain
Home: Detroit, MI

Barry, Joseph 3,6
Occupation: oiler
Home: Ashtabula, OH

Heiberger, Victor 3,6
Occupation: oiler
Home: Sandusky, OH

Bogner, Louis 3,6
Occupation: fireman
Home: Cleveland, OH

Baker, Alex J. 3,6
Occupation: fireman
Home: Fair Haven, MI

Burns, C. (or Burn) 3,7
Occupation: fireman
Home: New York, NY

Tonn, F. 3
Occupation: fireman
Home: Hoboken, NY

Zibell, Oscar (or Ziebell) 3,6,7
Occupation: fireman
Home: Green Bay, WI

Boonnisch, T.H. (or P.H.) 3,7
Occupation: fireman
Home: Buffalo, NY

Palmer, George W. 3,6
Occupation: steward
Home: Detroit, MI

Thiery, Albert 3,6
Occupation: second cook
Home: Brooklyn, NY

Miller, T. (or James) 3,7
Occupation: porter
Home: Cleveland, OH

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Wexford:
Approximate location: Port Franks, Ontario
Lives lost: 20

Cameron, Bruce 4
Occupation: master
Home:

Brooks, Archibald † 4
Occupation: second mate
Home:

Scott, James † 4
Occupation: chief engineer
Home:

Lougheed, Richard † 4
Occupation: assistant engineer
Home:

Dodson, Allan † 4
Occupation: watchman
Home:

Gordon, Orrin 4
Occupation:
Home:

Glenn, James † 4
Occupation:
Home: Scotland

Wilmont, George 4
Occupation: cook
Home:

McDonald, Murdoch † 4
Occupation: passenger
Home: Goderich, ON

McDonald, Donald † 4
Occupation: passenger; Murdoch's cousin
Home: Goderich, ON

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Lake Erie:

Lightship 82:
Approximate location: Buffalo, New York
Lives lost: 6

Williams, Hugh M. 3
Occupation: master
Home: Manistee, MI

Leahy, Andrew 4
Occupation: mate
Home: Elyria, OH

Leahy, Cornelius 4
Occupation: assistant engineer
Home: Elyria, OH

Butler, Charles 4
Occupation: engineer
Home: Buffalo, NY

Mackey, Peter 4
Occupation: cook
Home: Buffalo, NY

Jensen, William4
Occupation:
Home: Muskegon, MI



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Others:

This list includes any victims not involved with a maritime vessel during the storm.

Bourgeois, Carl  1
Occupation: unknown, 17 yrs old
Home: Cleveland, OH
Cause of death: electrocuted by downed wire

Cornwell, Birdsey E. 7
Occupation: unknown, 30 yrs old
Home: mother Effie E. Cornwell lived at 56 E. Grand Ave, [Detroit?]
Cause of death: unknown from source. Was duck-hunting in Saginaw Bay; was believed to have drowned.
Relatives: Archie B. Tyrrell (uncle), Hiram L. Cornwell (brother)

Lambert, William   1
Occupation: Confederate veteran
Home: hut behind Eagle Ave, Cleveland, OH
Cause of death: succumb to weather, frozen

Fletcher, Tom 8
Occupation: train conductor
Home:
Cause of death: hit by oncoming train while checking the safety of a track


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Sources:

1. Brown, David G. (2002). White Hurricane. International Marine / McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138037-X.

2. http://saveontarioshipwrecks.ca/sites/default/files/NLDec03.... . Newsletter, Winter 2003, Save Ontario Shipwrecks, Inc.. Accessed on February 9, 2005.

3. The Port Huron Times-Herald

4. Hemming, Robert J. (1992). Ships Gone Missing: The Great Lakes Storm of 1913. Chicago: Contemporary Books, Inc. ISBN 0-8092-3909-4.

5. http://www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/ Maritime History of the Great Lakes. Accessed on February 10, 2005.

6. Annual Report of the Lake Carriers' Association. 1913.

7. Detroit Free Press

8. "Neighborhood News". The Mahoning Dispatch (Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio) 1877-1968, November 14, 1913, Image 8 column 1. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84028473/1913-11-14...
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