Bernard Wallace Eastman

Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 8 May 1919 (aged 22)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 179272166 · View Source
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Son of Montville "Montie" & Laura A. (Gee) Eastman. He was the grandson of Enoch C. & Mary N. (Howe) Eastman. His siblings Mildred (who married Irving A. Staples), Ernest Ray (who m. Annie M. Bailey), Helen M. who d.y., and Elizabeth D. (who m1) Charles L. Louks; m2) David Henry Higgins).

During WWI he served as a Seaman 2c in the navy. He died of septicemia from an abscess in the Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital.

The Canaan Reporter, Local News (from the Canaan Historical Society). This letter was received by Mr. and Mrs. Mont Eastman at the time of the death of their son, Bernard. -- U.S. Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. May 9, 1919. Mr. Montie Eastman, Canaan, N.H. My Dear Mr. Eastman:--It is with deep regret that I must inform you of the passing away of your brave and patriotic son, Bernard Wallace Eastman, Seaman Second Class, U.S.N.R.F. He was a typical American who was loved by all of the officers and men associated with him and everyone else who knew him. He quite often mentioned his family and friends. He was admitted to this hospital from the U.S.S. Northern Pacific on May 3rd 1919, and was immediately put under the treatment of the best specialists and every possible care and attention at our command was tendered him. With the best nursing and special care, however, he failed to respond and although for a time it appeared that he would recover, he gradually grew worse and passed away at 11:01 a.m. on May 8th 1919 as the result of a severe care of Septicemia (blood poisoning). Assuring you of my sympathy to your bereavement, which I feel sure will be softened by the thought that your gallant and loyal son gave his life to his country while serving it in the hour of its greatest need. I am very sincerely yours, G.A. Lung, Captain, M.C.; U.S. Navy, In Command.

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  • Added: 12 May 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 179272166
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard Wallace Eastman (18 Aug 1896–8 May 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 179272166, citing Wells Cemetery, Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Janice Brown (contributor 48126984) .