|Birth: ||Feb., 1898|
|Death: ||Sep. 29, 1918|
THE OKLAHOMAN (Oklahoma City, OK)
10/2/1918 OKLAHOMA SAILOR REPORTED DROWNED (Wednesday)
18 Men of Cruiser Salem, Which Capsized, Missing.
Washington, Oct. 1 – Eighteen enlisted men from the cruiser Salem are missing as the result of the capsizeing of the boat in which they were returning from shore leave Sunday night in Key West, Fla. The names of the men were made public tonight by the navy department.
The list includes: Foster Avery Cavener, Cordell, Okla.
CAVENER, FOSTER AVERY, electrician, third class (R), United States Navy.
Enlisted: Oklahoma City, Okla., April 10, 1917.
Died: USS Salem. September 29, 1918.
Next of kin: Mother, Celia J. Cavener, R. 1. Box 56, Cordell, Okla.
OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE WORLD WAR, FROM APRIL 6, 1917 TO NOVEMBER 11, 1918. WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 1920
John Cyrus Cavener (1862 - 1923)
Celia J. Cavener (1872 - 1944)
Key West Cemetery
Plot: The U.S. Navy Plot, which was dedicated on December 11, 1898, contains as its centerpiece a bronze sailor in a Spanish-American War uniform. The monument, paid for by citizens of Key West in memory of sailors killed in Havana, was unveiled on March 15, 1900.
Created by: Thomas A Hawkins
Record added: Mar 15, 2008
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