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Chester William NIMITZ

Chester William NIMITZ

Male 1885 - 1966  (80 years)

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  • Name Chester William NIMITZ  [1
    Born 24 Feb 1885  Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Milit-Beg 1901  U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • by an appointment from the 12th Congressional District of Texas.
    Graduation 1905  U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • He graduated with distinction - 7th in a class of 114.
    Milit-End Dec 1947  CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • As a Fleet Admiral, he technically remained on active duty, and 1949-1952, served at the United Nations.
    Died 20 Feb 1966  Yerba Buena Island, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • due to a stroke.
    Buried 24 Feb 1966  Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I766  Cartwright
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2012 

    Family Catherine Vance FREEMAN,   b. Mar 1892, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Feb 1979, Berkely, Alameda Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 09 Apr 1913  Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Catherine Vance NIMITZ,   b. 1914
     2. Chester W. NIMITZ, Jr.,   b. 1915,   d. 02 Jan 2002, North Hill Retirement Community, Needham, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Anna Elizabeth (Nancy) NIMITZ,   b. 1919,   d. 2003  (Age 84 years)
     4. M.A. NIMITZ
    Family ID F425  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Admiral Chester W. Nimitz 1885-1966
    Admiral Chester W. Nimitz - 1942
    1942 (age 57)

    Citation:Department of The Navy - Naval Historical Center, online at http://www.history.navy.mil, Adm. Chester W. Nimitz.
    Fleet Admiral Nimitz - Japanese Surrender
    Fleet Admiral Nimitz - Japanese Surrender
    Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, signs the Instruments of Surrender as the United States Representative. Standing directly behind him are General of the Army Douglas MacArthur; Admiral William F. Halsey, USN; and
    Rear Admiral Forrest Sherman, USN.

    Citation: Department of The Navy - Naval Historical Center, online at http://www.history.navy.mil, Formal Surrender of Japanese.

    Histories
    Biography: Nimitz, Chester W.
    Biography: Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
    b. 1885 d. 1966

  • Sources 
    1. [S177] E-mail message, Curtis Freeman, (28 Dec 2005).

    2. [S117] Naval Historical Center, FAQs, Fleet Admirals; Chester W. Nimitz data accessed 4 Jan 2006.

    3. [S117] Naval Historical Center, Photographic Section, People; Chester W. Nimitz data accessed 4 Jan 2006.

    4. [S118] Nat'l Museum, Pacific War, Pacific War Education,Admiral Nimitz Biographical Sketch; data accessed 4 Jan 2006.

    5. [S120] Oakland Tribune, Compiler: MyFamily.com, Inc., (2003), "That New England Lady" by Nora Hampton, 30 Jan 1964; Catherine Nimitz data accessed Jan 2006.



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