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Malay SP-735 - History

Malay SP-735 - History


A former name retained.

(SP-735: t 173; 1. 150'; b. 20'; dr. 8'71''; s. 15 k.; cpl.
29; a. 2 3-pdrs., 1 mg., I Y-gun)

Malay (SP-735), a steam yacht, was. built by John Rosch & Sons of Chester, Pa., in 1898; acquired on free lease from Hannah P. Weld of Boston 29 April 1917; and commissioned 16 June 1917 to patrol along the Atlantic coast during World War 1. She was returned to her owner I March 1919, and sold to a buyer from Honduras in 1921.

Ethnic groups

    , the ethnic group located primarily in the Malay peninsula, and parts of Sumatra and Borneo , a racial category encompassing the people of Maritime Southeast Asia and sometimes the Pacific Islands , ethnic Malays in Brunei Darussalam. , a constitutionally defined group of Muslim Malaysian citizens , ethnic Malays in Indonesia , ethnic Malays in Thailand , an ethnic group in Sri Lanka of Indonesian and Malaysian ancestry , an ethnic group or community in South Africa , the predominant group ethnic group of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now part of Australia , people of Malay ancestry living outside Malaysia and neighbouring ethnic Malay home areas , the earliest settler in Malay Peninsular and young ancestor to the people of Malay Archipelago


Charles Stephen Bolster

Charles Stephen Bolster was born in Dorchester on December 20, 1894, the only child of Edith Rebecca (Lynch) and Percy Gardner Bolster. Percy was born in Roxbury Edith in Boston. They were married in Dorchester on January 1, 1894. Charles was born at their home, at 217 Norfolk Street.

Percy was a lawyer, the family profession. His father, Solomon Alonzo Bolster, was a judge of the Roxbury District Court. His brother, Wilfred Bolster, served as chief justice of the Boston Municipal Court. Percy was also an entomologist, particularly interested in beetles when he died, Charles donated his father’s collection to the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Edith’s mother, Lavinia, and her sister, Caroline, lived with the family at 217 Norfolk Street. Caroline was a Smith College graduate who tutored in Dorchester, and was later a reader in Archaeology at Bryn Mawr. In 1900, the census recorded that the family employed a live-in servant, Ellen Sayers, a 21-year-old Irish immigrant. In 1910, the household included a boarder, Kate Harding the census did not record any domestic help in the household at that time.

Charles was a student at the Roxbury Latin School, graduating in 1911. He then attended Harvard, graduating in the class of 1915. A member of the Harvard Pierian Sodality, one of the oldest musical organizations in the country, he served as conductor of the Pierian Orchestra. In 1915, he attended Harvard Law School, as had his father and grandfather. While at Harvard Law School, in 1916, he served in the Harvard Regiment (later called the Harvard Battalion) for a year: in the spring semester in Company G and in the fall semester in Company C.

Charles enrolled in the U.S. Naval Reserve Forces and was provisionally appointed an Ensign on April 6,

1917. Just as Charles was not the first lawyer in his family, nor the first Harvard graduate, he was also not the first to serve in the United States military. His grandfather had enlisted in the Army in 1862, serving as a Second Lieutenant in the 23 rd Regiment, Maine Volunteers, during the Civil War. An earlier ancestor, Isaac Bolster II, was a Captain in the Revolutionary Army.

On June 12, 1917, Charles was called to active duty. He was given command of the Patrol Boat USS Skink, a motorboat on patrol in the Boston area. On August 28, 1917, he was transferred to the Patrol Boat USS Malay, a steam yacht patrolling the east coast, on which he served first as Executive Officer, and then as Commanding Officer. He was promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade) on November 20, 1918. He served as Navigating Officer on the icebreaker USS Rogday beginning on December 27. For much of the time he was assigned to the USS Rogday it was inactive in Boston. In early June 1919, the ship traveled to Bermuda to aid a damaged cargo ship. The Rogday was decommissioned on June 18. On the 25, Charles was placed on inactive duty. He was honorably discharged on April 5, 1921, when his enrollment expired.

Charles graduated from Harvard Law School in 1920 and was admitted to the bar, joining the law firm Burnham, Bingham, Gould and Murphy (later Bingham, Dana, and Gould), specializing in admiralty law. He practiced before the United States Supreme Court at least twice: in 1944 and 1955. He was also very active with Unitarian organizations, most notably serving as the president of the Young People’s Religious Union.

In early October 1930, Charles married Elizabeth Winthrop Monroe at the First Church, Boston, on Marlborough Street. Originally from Lexington, Elizabeth was a graduate of Radcliffe College, class of 1920. They honeymooned in Canada and Newfoundland, then made their home at 57 Grozier Road in Cambridge. Five years later in his Harvard class report, Charles updated his classmates, “Since the 15th Reunion I have acquired a wife, a daughter, and a son in the order named. Not bad for an old man!” Charles and Elizabeth had three children: Sarah, Stephen, and Katherine.

In 1935, Charles purchased the home of the late dermatologist Dr. Townsend W. Thorndike, an 11-room house with a two-car garage at 75 Fresh Pond Parkway in Cambridge. The Bolsters also had a 15-acre summer property in Newagen, Maine, near Boothbay Harbor. “Give me an axe and a saw and old clothes and my woods up at Newagen and you have a happy man,” Charles was quoted in The Boston Globe.

In Cambridge, Charles was active in the Republican party, serving as the chairman of the Cambridge Republican City Committee. On a state level, he chaired the Resolutions Committee at the Massachusetts Republican Convention in 1950. He was a delegate to the 1952 Republican National Convention in Chicago, which nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1954, he unsuccessfully ran for Congress.

Governor Christian Herter appointed Charles to the Massachusetts Superior Court in 1956. For ten years he sat as a trial judge, hearing civil actions, labor disputes, murder and criminal cases. In 1966 he retired, as required by Massachusetts statute.

Charles and Elizabeth were involved with a number of charities Charles served in official capacities for organizations including the New England Grenfell Association, the Boston Young Men’s Christian Union, and the Boston Port Seaman’s Aid Society. In Maine, he was a member of the Star Island Corporation. The Bolsters belonged to the Cambridge Historical Society and, in April 1962, Charles delivered a paper before the membership on the history of Cambridge court houses.

Elizabeth died on July 8, 1980, while they were in Newagen. At the end of his life, Charles lived in a retirement community in Lexington. He died there on June 17, 1993, at age 98. He was buried in Mount Auburn cemetery on Narcissus Path, beside his wife and alongside his parents.

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“Has 108th Anniversary,” Boston Globe, 7 March 1916: 7 Newspapers.com

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“Battalion Orders,” Harvard Crimson, 16 October 1916 TheCrimson.com

World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Ancestry.com

Military, Compiled Service Records. World War I. Carded Records. Records of the Military Division of the Adjutant General’s Office, Massachusetts National Guard.

Mead, Frederick S., ed. Harvard’s Military Record in the World War. Boston: Harvard Alumni Association, 1921: 100 Ancestry.com

“USS Skink (SP-605),” Wikipedia. 24 February 2018. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Skink_(SP-605)>

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“USS Rogday (ID-3583),” Wikipedia. 25 February 2018

“Bolster Heads Religious Union,” Boston Globe, 29 May 1926: 20 Newspapers.com

“Mr. & Mrs. C.S. Bolster to Live in Cambridge,” Cambridge Tribune (Cambridge MA), 11 October 1930: 1 Cambridge Public Library

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“Real Estate and Building News,” Cambridge Tribune, 19 July 1935: 7 Cambridge Public Library

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Godsoe, William D. “Title ‘Judge’ Not New for Atty. Bolster,” Boston Globe, 2 December 1956: 30 Newspapers.com

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Charles Russell Cavanagh

Charles Russell Cavanagh, known as Russell, was born on January 2, 1899, at 13 River Street in Lower Mills, to Charles R. and Elizabeth G. (Herman) Cavanagh. Both parents were born in Boston. Charles’s family came to Dorchester in 1883, when they moved from the South End to Lower Mills. Elizabeth and Charles were married in 1897 in Dorchester. Russell had an older sister, Gertrude, born in 1897, and a younger brother, Lewis, born in 1900.

Charles, a doctor, probably delivered Russell, as he signed the birth record. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he performed residencies at Boston City Hospital and Carney Hospital before going into general practice in Dorchester. Charles’s father, George H. Cavanagh, as well as his grandfather William, had been in the pile driving business his father’s company worked on the Boston Art Museum, the Boston Public Library, the Youths Companion building, and New Old South Church, among other projects. George Cavanagh also served in the Civil War, first with the Boston Light Artillery, then with the First Massachusetts Cavalry and finally with the 6 th New York Horse Battery.

Elizabeth’s father, Conrad J. Herman, was born in France to Bavarian German parents and immigrated to the United States in 1848. In 1900, he was employed as a fireman at a mill. That year, Conrad, along with his wife, Frances, who was from Maine, and their son, Frederick, a commission clerk, lived at 13 River Street with Charles, Elizabeth, and their children. By 1910, Russell’s immediate family had moved to another house in Lower Mills at 19 Richmond Street, which they had purchased. Russell attended the Gilbert Stuart School and two years of high school.

In 1917, Russell enlisted in the National Guard at the Commonwealth Armory, joining the 1 st Regiment Field Artillery. He reported for duty on July 25, and was sent to Boxford for training. In August, the 1 st Regiment Field Artillery was drafted into federal service and became the 101 st Field Artillery, 51 st Field Artillery Brigade, which was part of the 26 th Division, or Yankee Division. It appears Russell initially served in Battery C, but by the time the 101 st left Boxford on September 7, he had transferred to the Supply Company and was a Private First Class. On September 9, 1917, he sailed from New York City on the SS Adriatic. The 101 st arrived in England on September 23, and two days later were in France. After receiving further training, the 26 th Division spent the spring of 1918 in Woevre, north of Toul. In July they were part of the Chateau Thierry offensive in September the Saint-Mihiel offensive. They were then sent to the front north of Verdun. In October they were involved in action east of Meuse. When the Armistice was declared on November 11, they were near Damvillers. In April 1919, Russell, along with the 101 st Field Artillery, returned to the United States, sailing from Brest on the transport ship USS Mongolia. By that time, he had been promoted to Sergeant.

Two thousand people met the USS Mongolia when it docked in Boston on April 10. The Boston Globe headline declared “Had to Drive Relatives of Heroes Off Pier with Bayonets.” Due to the size of the ship, it had to dock at high tide, which was early in the morning. “The army and navy officials in charge … would have been glad to … delay the docking of the ship until 9 a.m., in order to accommodate the thousands who desired to welcome the home-coming brigade, but neither the army nor the navy has yet been able to regulate the tide,” the paper reported. As the ship approached Commonwealth Pier, it “was literally covered with olive drab coated soldier boys, who clung like swarming bees to every strand of the big ship’s rigging and gear.” After the ship had docked, hot doughnuts, oranges, bananas, cigarettes, and newspapers were hurled at the ship for the men to catch. Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge went aboard to welcome the men back to New England. According to the Globe coverage, family members and friends swarmed the pier, broke through ropes, and mobbed the gangplank, delaying debarkation for two hours. Finally, after 10 a.m., the men were taken by train to Camp Devens in Ayer to be demobilized. Russell was discharged on April 29, 1919.

In 1920, Russell was living at 19 Richmond Street and working as a leather sorter. His father had recently passed away, dying suddenly on Christmas Day in 1919. His siblings were still living in the family home: Gertrude was a teacher and Lewis was a student. Russell’s mother, and his grandparents, Conrad and Frances, were also part of the household. Conrad continued to work as a fireman, now with the railroad.

On March 13, 1922, Russell married stenographer Florence M. Matz of 2038 Dorchester Avenue. They were married by Reverend Francis X. Dolan at Saint Gregory’s Church. In 1929, Russell’s sister, Gertrude, married Edward B. Matz, Florence’s older brother.

Russell and Florence had five children: Charles Russell, Edward, Robert, Ann, and Elizabeth. Edward died on Christmas Eve in 1930, at six years old. During World War II, Charles served in the Naval Reserve and Robert was in the Army.

Russell and Florence initially lived in Quincy at 48 Whiton Avenue. By 1925, they had moved to Weymouth, living first at 70 Evans Street, then, by 1940, at 158 Park Avenue. They were reported residents of Milton and Chilmark in 1958. At the end of Russell’s life, they lived at 30 Longwood Road, Milton.

Russell spent his career in the leather industry, working as a salesman after his marriage. In 1940, the census reported he earned $5,000 a year. In the 1950s, Russell was employed by F. C. Donovan, Inc., of Boston. He served as president of his professional organization, the Boot and Shoe Club.

Russell died in Milton on May 26, 1962. A Solemn High Mass of Requiem was held for him at Saint

Mary of the Hills Church in Milton.

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Hennessy, M.E. “Had to Drive Relatives of Heroes Off Pier with Bayonets,” Boston Globe, 10 April 1919: 1 Newspapers.com

“Debarkation Delayed Hours,” Boston Globe, 10 April 1919: 1 Newspapers.com

“Funeral in Dorchester of Dr. Charles R. Cavanagh,” Boston Globe, 28 Dec 1919: 17 Newspapers.com

Marriage Record, “Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915″ database FamilySearch.org

Death Notices, Boston Globe, 25 Dec 1930: 30 Newspapers.com

Sherman, Marjorie W. “Society,” Boston Globe, 3 April 1958: 5 Newspapers.com

Deaths, Boston Globe, 28 May 1962 18 Newspapers.com

“Boot and Shoe Club Memorial,” Boston Globe, 15 November 1962: 8 Newspapers.com

Lessons from the Nipah virus outbreak in Malaysia

The Nipah virus outbreak in Malaysia (September 1998 to May 1999) resulted in 265 cases of acute encephalitis with 105 deaths, and near collapse of the billion-dollar pig-farming industry. Because it was initially attributed to Japanese encephalitis, early control measures were ineffective, and the outbreak spread to other parts of Malaysia and nearby Singapore. The isolation of the novel aetiological agent, the Nipah virus (NiV), from the cerebrospinal fluid of an outbreak victim was the turning point which led to outbreak control 2 months later. Together with the Hendra virus, NiV is now recognised as a new genus, Henipavirus (Hendra + Nipah), in the Paramyxoviridae family. Efforts of the local and international scientific community have since elucidated the epidemiology, clinico-pathophysiology and pathogenesis of this new disease. Humans contracted the infection from close contact with infected pigs, and formed the basis for pig-culling that eventually stopped the outbreak. NiV targeted medium-sized and small blood vessels resulting in endothelial multinucleated syncytia and fibrinoid necrosis. Autopsies revealed disseminated cerebral microinfarctions resulting from vasculitis-induced thrombosis and direct neuronal involvement. The discovery of NiV in the urine and saliva of Malaysian Island flying foxes (Pteropus hypomelanus and Petropus vampyrus) implicated these as natural reservoir hosts of NiV. It is probable that initial transmission of NiV from bats to pigs occurred in late 1997/early 1998 through contamination of pig swill by bat excretions, as a result of migration of these forest fruitbats to cultivated orchards and pig-farms, driven by fruiting failure of forest trees during the El Nino-related drought and anthropogenic fires in Indonesia in 1997-1998. This outbreak emphasizes the need for sharing information of any unusual illnesses in animals and humans, an open-minded approach and close collaboration and co-ordination between the medical profession, veterinarians and wildlife specialists in the investigation of such illnesses. Environmental mismanagement (such as deforestation and haze) has far-reaching effects, including encroachment of wildlife into human habitats and the introduction of zoonotic infections into domestic animals and humans.


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Heritage group: Convent Bukit Nanas intertwined with Malaysia’s history, must be preserved

A photograph of SMK Convent Bukit Nanas from 1998. — Picture courtesy of Badan Warisan Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 20 — Badan Warisan Malaysia (BWM) has urged the authorities including the National Heritage Department to protect SMK Convent Bukit Nanas (CBN) that could be forced to relocate as the historic school’s land lease was not being renewed.

The non-governmental group said the school was massively important to Malaysia’s history and heritage, both in terms of education and the architecture of its buildings.

“Convent Bukit Nanas, like all great schools and colleges in the world, possesses a legacy of fine educational traditions and architectural buildings,” BWM said in a statement today.

Expressing concern over the non-renewal of the lease, BWM urged the authorities to gazette CBN as a national heritage site and ensure its lease would be renewed.

“This recent decision by the Land and Mines Department poses a serious threat to the very existence of this heritage school that is more than 100 years old, in its present form and location,” it said,

The heritage preservation group highlighted that CBN has been at its current location for over a century following its move to its current Bukit Nanas home in 1909.

It further noted that the school’s buildings built by the Public Works Department were designed by two government architects including one who was responsible for the Sulaiman Building on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin and the Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque in Klang.

“It would be a tragic loss to our nation that this fine legacy is carelessly destroyed if that corner of Kuala Lumpur at Bukit Nanas is further developed,” the BWM said.

The BWM is the latest to press the authorities to ensure that CBN would not be relocated.

The school yesterday won leave at the High Court here to challenge the non-renewal of its land lease, which is due to expire on September 6 this year.

The application for a stay pending the disposal of this judicial review will be heard on May 34, 2021.

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  • Region: Asia
  • Population: 32 million (2018)
  • Area: 330,000 square kilometres
  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Joined Commonwealth: 1957, following the Federation of Malaya’s independence from Britain
  • Commonwealth Youth Index: 9 out of 49 countries

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