My uncle and friends out on the town in Chicago at the 'Band Box' 56 W. Randolph St. I don't know the names of the women in the picture.
My uncle's platoon at graduation from boot camp in San Diego. I will list the 15 names I have of those pictured.
My uncle and two Marines buddies posing for the camera in San Diego, CA.
This crew died in March, 1945, when their Grumman Avenger aircraft went down in rough seas somewhere in the South Pacific. My uncle is on the far right of the trio. "Fitz" was from Chicago; Chumbris and Hill were from Texas.
This is Cpl.(later Sgt.) Charles Homer 'Red' Hill from Dallas, Texas, taken in Sydney, Australia. He was a radio gunner who died in March, 1945, when his plane went down in the South Pacific. He was survived by parents Mr. & Mrs. W.F.Hill 606 Sunset Street, Dallas, according to NARA records.
USMC Radio Gunners in the South Pacific. PFC Patrick M. FitzGibbon (my uncle) is back row, 6th from the left. I also have names of most others in photo.
Charles, Barbara Jane, and Chester Bard in the service of their country.
This is the 8th Grade Graduation Class 1939. St. Martin's Catholic Parish was located at 59th & Princeton in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.
Martin Ryan (seen here in 1905) was the son of Patrick Ryan and Catherine (Foley) Ryan. He was born in Chicago, IL, in 1879. He was the older brother of my grandmother. Martin's whereabouts were a family mystery until I found that he had died in 1932, and buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Elgin IL.
Patrick F.Fitzgibbon, grocer and saloonkeeper, seated in a horse-drawn wagon in front of his business establishment, 1201 Erie, Logansport, Indiana, circa 1905. Amazingly, the building is still there looking much the same as almost a century ago.