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Lorenza McNair

Lorenza McNair[1, 2]

Male 1921 - 2005

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  • Nickname  Buddy 
    Born  31 May 1921  Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 Dec 2005  Oakland, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 84 
    Buried  31 Dec 2005  Richmond, Contra Costa County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I146  Main
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 

    Father  Abraham Lincoln McNair, Sr.,   b. 8 September 1896, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 January 1974, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Martha Jane "Mattie" Walker,   b. 15 March 1897, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 September 1991, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F17  Group Sheet

    Family  Clara Arnold,   b. 9 Jun 1924, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1995, Almeda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Feb 1945  Brooklyn, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  22 Feb 2009 
    Family ID  F84  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Lorenza and Clara
    Lorenza and Clara
    Lorenza McNair
    Lorenza McNair
    Lorenza McNair
    Lorenza McNair
    Lorenza McNair
    Lorenza McNair
    Picture from Funeral Program.

    USS Neosho
    USS Neosho
    Last picture taken of the USS Neosho - May 7, 1942. http://www.delsjourney.com/uss_neosho/neosho_home.htm
    Newspaper account of Lorenza
    Newspaper account of Lorenza
    Date and publication unknown.
    USS Neosho in 1939
    USS Neosho in 1939
    http://www.delsjourney.com/family_history.htm

    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    USS Neosho Crew List Changes (4MB)
    USS Neosho Crew List Changes (4MB)
    From Footnote.com

    Histories
    NC Birth Certificate: Lorenza McNair
    NC Birth Certificate: Lorenza McNair
    Mistakenly has him as a girl.
    Notice of Military Separation: Lorenza McNair
    Notice of Military Separation: Lorenza McNair

  • Notes 
    • -Had Alzheimer's Disease
      - Lorenzo had to basically sneak out the house to join the Navy - b/c his faher didn't want him to go - so he told him he would send money back.
    • Military Service: Was in the US Navy from Nov 1939 - Nov 1945. Was at Pearl Harbor (Dec 7, 1941). 1st black man from Plymouth to go to the Navy. It was mentioned in the paper. (with a picture too).
    • Served on the USS Neosho [4]

    Died:
    • Died on his brother Curtis' birthday

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] North Carolina Birth Certificate, 8 Jul 2006.

    2. [S70] 1930 NC Census: Washington County (Plymouth), 8 Jul 2006.

    3. [S4] North Carolina Birth Index, 1908-2000. Ancestry.com. .

    4. [S180] Pearl Harbor Muster Rolls: Neosho A-023 Report of Changes, (FootNote ), http://is.gd/l4u., 13, 1942.