April 23, 1916
COMMANDER DICHMAN'S FUNERAL
The funeral of Lieutenant Commander Ernst Dichman, U. S. N., retired, who died suddenly from heart disease on Thursday, in his office at 90 Wall Street, was held yesterday in the Mortuary Chapel of Edward Gordon's Son at 427 West Fifty-ninth Street (New York City). Among those present were his two sons, one of whom is now in the Navy. The services were conducted by the Rev. Father Sullivan of the Paulist Fathers. The body will be interred in the National Cemetery at Arlington, Virginia.
Commander Dichman was a graduate of the Naval Academy and served on the staff of Admiral Dahlgren during the Civil War. Later President Grant placed him in command of the warships sent to protect American fisherman during the conflict over fishing rights along the coasts of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Following this he was appointed United States Minister to Colombia. Of recent years Commander Dichman was a lawyer.
DICHMAN, ERNEST J
LT COMDR US NAVY
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/18/1916
- BURIED AT: SECTION S.D.
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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