DEATHS: SAN NICOLAS ISLAND

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19th CENTURY DEATHS


c. 1817-1818 Philip Atash'sha native Alaskan otter hunter who died on the island

1899 Lung Kow


20th CENTURY DEATHS


1900 Ah King [Tie Kee] starved to death after his provisions were stolen.

1905 Johan Olafson lobster fisherman drowned retrieving a trap.

1906 Martin Hermanson, crawfisherman drowned at an Nicolas Island.

1910 Charles Peterson, fisherman who died and was buried on San Nicolas Island.

1914 Robert Arens, fisherman who drowned at San Nicolas Island in December 23.

1916 Henry Geberbauer drowned on February 9 in the wreck of the launch Selma.

1930 Steve Semerenko, fisherman shot by Milton W. Prentice, eighteen-year-old ranch hand. He was tried for murder.

1933 Charles A. Bomberg lobster fisherman drowned when his skiff capsized.

1936 Alvin Hyder drowned when his boat, Nora II, capsized.

1938 Name Unknown Skipper of a small pleasure craft wrecked at the island and drowned.

1943 Edward Kirkpatrick (63) died of an apparent heart attack.

1945 Name Unknown

1947 Paul A. Ingle pilot killed in a plane collision at San Nicolas Island on Dec. 13.

1950 Willard V. Taylor (46) fisherman drowned from his skiff off the Elsia.

1956 John R. Widmer (33) killed in a helicopter crash off Begg Rock.

1956 James R. Crewman killed in a helicopter crash off Begg Rock.

1956 Charles G. Erickson (27) killed in a helicopter crash off Begg Rock.

1958 Thomas Carl Milford (23) 2nd Lieut. marine flier killed in his plane on June 14.

1961 Thomas Rose (26) pilot killed in his jet offshore Dec. 4.

1962 John A. Jessop (23) pilot killed during a night flight June 1.

1963 Robert Charles Lott (25) fisherman lost at sea when the vessel, Gaga sank off San Nicolas Island April 29.

1984 David Brent Little (33) drowned when his fishing boat, Sara Jane, capsized Dec. 12.

1987 Joe Douglas drowned when his urchin vessel Bounty sank Oct. 31.

1991 Earl Thomas Butler II (31) drowned when his vessel, Jeanie M, capsized.

1997 Tam Duong (29) drowned when their fishing vessel, Lindy Jane, sank at San Nicolas.

1997 Moui "Timmy" Duong (36) drowned when their fishing vessel, Lindy Jane, sank at San Nicolas.

1997 Xan Nguyen (39) drowned when their fishing vessel, Lindy Jane, sank at San Nicolas.


21st CENTURY DEATHS

2007 Justin M. Johnson one of two Seabees who drowned while kayaking offshore.

2007 James Parrish was found dead in the Power House on August 13.

2007 Christopher Victor one of two Seabees who drowned while kayaking offshore.

2008 Steven Eugene Foster was found dead in the barracks on March 1.

2012 Glenn Rich Bari Esparza was found dead in his barracks on August 16.

2014 John Karl Mielke (39) Department of Defense employee who died unexpectedly on Nov. 17.