Person:Frederick Graydon (1)

Frederick Dumont Graydon
m. 9 Sep 1868
  1. Annie Leona Graydon1869 - 1869
  2. Edward Leonard Graydon1870 - 1928
  3. Orion Thompson Graydon1872 - 1963
  4. Walter Leroy Graydon1874 - 1932
  5. Percival Clinton Graydon1876 - 1908
  6. Irma Pearl Graydon1883 - 1958
  7. Frederick Dumont Graydon1894 - 1962
m. 24 Jun 1922
  1. Dr. George Graydon Burgess1924 - 1986
  2. Leonard Richard Graydon1926 - 1975
Facts and Events
Name Frederick Dumont Graydon
Alt Name[1] Fred _____
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 22 Mar 1894 St. Louis City, Missouri, United States
Marriage 24 Jun 1922 St. Louis (independent city), Missouri, United Statesto Florence Adelaide George
Occupation? A Marine Engineer
Death[2] 7 Nov 1962 St. Louis City, Missouri, United States
Burial? Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis City, Missouri, United States

U.S. Navy WWI, Merchant Marine WWII Frederick Graydon (generation 3) joined the U. S. Navy at the age of 17and served in the U.S . Navy during World War I and in the Merchant Marineduring World War II. Partial service record: 5/5/1911 enlisted in St. Louis - Navy 1911 U.S.S. Constellation 1911 U.S.S. Minnesota - coalpasser 1912 U.S.S. Minnesota 1913 U.S.S. Iowa 2/6/13 Iowa - to Mar 25, 1913 retd - 25 Apr. 14 U.S.S. Mass. 26 Apr. 14 The receiving ships, Philadelphia, Pa 4/26/14 U.S.S. Sacramento 8/1/14 U.S.S. Connecticut 2/8/15 N. Dakota Honorable discharge - expiration enlistment 7/21/15 re-enlisted K.C. Mo Fireman II 7/21/15 Receiving ship S.F. Calif 7/27/15 U.S.S. St. Louis to 1st Class 11/30/15 U.S.S. Prometheus 9/29/16 U.S.S. Hartford 1/2/17 U.S.S. Prometheus 9/20/17 U.S.S. Pennsylvania 12/1/17 Oiler Rate 12/1/17 Rec. Norfolk 12/18/17 U.S.S. Mississippi 2/1/18 Engineman II 4/1/16 Engineman I 8/11/18 Rec. Norfolk 8/21/18 U.S.S. Lamberton 3/10/19 U.S. Naval Hospital, Norfolk 3/24/19 Norfolk 4/6/19 U.S.S. Arocet 6/26/19 Transf. Ads. 5th Naval Dist 6/26/19 Hampton Roads, Va. 7/11/19 Disch. as Eng. I from Rec. ship Hampton Roads, Va. withgood discharge

He followed the flag on all the oceans of the world. In between times,he served as a marin e engineer on a variety of merchant ships, and sawmost of the world. Fred worked for a varie ty of firms as a MarineEngineer when he left sea duty including: Mississippi Valley Barge Lin es,Christian Hospital, St. Anthony Hospital, Norberg Mfg. Co., Sykes BrosS.S. Co., Commercia l Barge Lines, West Coast TransOceanic SS Co.,Portland Tug & Barge Co., Federal Barge Lines , American Trading & Prod.,Fulton Iron Whg, Central Barge Lines, A. H. Bull S.S. Co., AGWI Li nesInc., and Moran Towing & Trans Co. In 1952, he was photographedcontributing cashed saving s bonds to the Eisenhower Fund, and the photoand a write-up were used as campaign literature . At the time, Fred was amember of the AFL Machinist Union and employed at the Busch-Sulze r dieseldivision of Norberg Manufacturing Company. He was elected trustee ofMarine Engineer s Dec. 15, 1960.

Fred joined the Fleur de Lys Lodge of the Knights of Pythias in Alton, ILin 1917 while he wa s in service, and affiliated with the Wabash Lodge 248in St. Louis in 1921 when he returned t o St. Louis after receiving amedical discharge from the Navy. Fred was a member of St. Paul' s UnitedPresbyterian Church and Brotherhood, Walnut Park Post No. 165, A.L., St.Louis Chapte r No. 1, D.A.V., V.F.W., Marine Engineers and StationaryEngineers Local No. 2.

St. Louis City Directories cite Fred as a laborer, Marine Engineer or aStationary Engineer . Fred Graydon was known as a generous man of strongconvictions and intense loyalties. As I 've researched family history, Ihave asked relatives if they ever met my grandmother Florenc e GeorgeGraydon and what they could tell me about her. Frederick, Florence, andLeonard are b uried in Bellefontaine Cemetery, Lot 5000.[CousinS.FTW]

  1. 1.0 1.1 498-07-5195, in Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service)
    Internal Ref. #

    His death was apparently provided to the Social Security administration late, as they have a death month of Jan 1963.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Frederick Dumont Graydon, in Find A Grave.
  3., Family Archive.