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Harleigh Arthur Alley
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1910
Jonesport
Washington County
Maine, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1942
York County
Maine, USA

PORTSMOUTH HERALD - On Tuesday Evening, January 8, 1942, reporting: Ten crewmen died when the ship "GENERAL RICHARD ARNOLD", a 98-foot Army minelayer, built in 1909, sprang a leak in a storm about 20 miles southeast of the Isles of Shoals. The ARNOLD sank after successfully saving another Army mineplanter that had suffered engine trouble while heading to Portsmouth. Originally eight crewmembers, mostly civilians, were reported lost. The next day that number was increased to ten.
Saved was William H. Chasteen of Waterford, Conn., commanding the ARNOLD, who jumped from the bridge as the ship went under and was picked up by another disabled mineplanter, the L-88, with a nine man crew, which had been drifting in the storm for more than six hours.
Meanwhile, the Army minelayer ABSOLOM BAIRD which had rushed to the scene and was assisting in towing the disabled L-88, assisted in the search and then started back to its dock at New Castle with the L-88 in tow. 
 
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 Parents:
  Alonzo Ledger Alley (1871 - 1949)
  Frances(Fannie) Miriam Beal Alley (1872 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Ann Backman Alley Graves (1913 - 2008)
 
 Children:
  Dorothy Maria Alley Abbott (1934 - 2015)*
  Gloria Marie Alley (1936 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Calista Della Alley Beal (1895 - 1988)*
  Margaret Sarah Alley Urquhart (1898 - 1995)*
  Elmer Curtis Alley (1900 - 1992)*
  Harleigh Arthur Alley (1910 - 1942)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sewall Field Cemetery
Washington County
Maine, USA
Plot: Lost at sea
 
Maintained by: Linda Abbott Bennett & D...
Originally Created by: Dale & Patti
Record added: Jun 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70807384
Harleigh Arthur Alley
Added by: Linda Abbott Bennett & Dorothy Alley Abbott
 
Harleigh Arthur Alley
Added by: Linda Abbott Bennett & Dorothy Alley Abbott
 
Harleigh Arthur Alley
Added by: Dale & Patti
 
 
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Nov. 6, 2015
Happy Father's Day, Dad
- Linda Abbott Bennett & Dorothy Alley Abbott
 Added: Jun. 18, 2012
 
 
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