Memorial Photographs Displayed

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Title

Memorial Photographs Displayed

Alternative Title

Displayed Memorial Photographs

Subject

World War, 1914-1918
Veterans--Florida
Memorials--Florida

Description

Three stands displaying six photographs on stage at the Geneva Community Center in Geneva, Florida. The first stand has a photograph of the headstone of Roderick Perry Taylor and an American flag. The second stand has photographs of Taylor and Charles Simeon Lee in their Navy uniforms. The third stand has photographs of the R.M.S. Leinster at sea, a contemporary drawing of the sinking of the ship, and the ship's anchor.

The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. held a 100 year memorial on October 10, 2018, for Roderick Perry Taylor of Geneva, Florida, and the other 564 people who died on the R.M.S. Leinster when it was hit by three German torpedoes in the Irish Sea on Oct. 10, 1918. Most of those killed were young military men and women. The ceremony was held at 2:00 PM at the Geneva Community Center. While memorials were also held on the same day in Ireland and other Allied countries, this was the only memorial in the United States that honored the six American soldiers who drowned.

Creator

Cravero, Geoffrey

Source

Original color photographs: RICHES, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Publisher

Date Created

2018-10-10

Date Copyrighted

2018-10-10

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographs.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

4.53 MB
3.73 MB
2.86 MB
1.32 MB
3.01 MB

Medium

5 color photographs

Language

eng

Type

Still Images

Coverage

Geneva Community Center, Geneva, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Geoffrey Cravero and published by RICHES.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

External Reference

Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.
Geneva Historical &amp
Genealogical Society, Inc. 100 Year Memorial remembering Roderick 'Perry' Taylor and the 564 persons who lost their lives on the R.M.S. Leinster Oct. 10, 1918, WWI, Irish Sea. October 10, 2018.

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