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Whittlesey, circa 1921; Memorial stone

Missing Since 11/26/1921

Missing From New York, New York

Classification Lost/Injured Missing

Sex Male

Race White

Date of Birth Used 01/20/1884 (137)

Age 37 years old

Height and Weight Unknown

Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male.

Whittlesey ate dinner with the captain that evening. He appeared to be in good spirits at the time. He left the smoking room at 11:15 p.m., saying he was going to bed. He has never been heard from again. He was reported missing at 8:00 a.m. the next day.

He left behind nine letters addressed to his family and friends, and a note for the captain saying what to do with his luggage. Prior to his voyage, he had put his affairs in order at home, wrote a will leaving all his property to his mother, and paid a month's rent in advance.

Whittlesey was born in Florence, Wisconsin and moved to Massachusetts as a child. He graduated from Williams College in 1905 and earned a law degree from Harvard University in 1908.

In 1917, a month after the United States entered World War I, he left his law practice and enlisted in the Army, where he attained the rank of major. He had a very distinguished service record and was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for valor.

After the war, he returned to law practice and was frequently asked to give talks about his war experiences. He never married.

Due to the passage of time, Whittlesey's disappearance is no longer being investigated. He was never located, however.
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