Naval Families
Great Divide

William P. Williamson
Fights for the South

Thomas (Thom) Williamson
Fights for the North

 Thomas's son, William P Williamson,
who bares the same name as his Grandfather who fought for
the South, Dies aboard the USS Orisaba while trying to
improve a Depth charge device, while in Command of the
transport ship during World War I. He had married a
Florence S. Beam of 341 Park Street in Hackensack some seven
years earlier and is forever linked to Hackensack because his
name is placed on city plaques, one at the library and one at
the cemetery on Hudson Street .



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