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Albert Heminway Michelson (1878 - 1915)

Albert Heminway Michelson
Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United Statesmap
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Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 27 Sep 2018
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Albert Heminway Michelson was born in 1878 in Annapolis, Maryland. He was the son of Albert Michelson and Margaret Hemingway.

The 1900 Census shows him as a lodger with occupation listed as "at school" at age 22 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He is on a grave marker at Palmyra Cemetery which is inscribed:

1824 - 1885

American Consul, Cologne, Germany
Born Jan. 16, 1878; Died June 9, 1915.
He Did Much To Improve Conditions Of
Prisoners In The World War.

Note that Albert Gallatin Heminway was his grandfather.

He passed away in 1915 at age 37.


  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 January 2020), Albert H Michelson in household of Alex Quigley, Cambridge city (incl. Harvard Dormitories) Ward 1, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 678, sheet 4A, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,656.
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 26 September 2018), memorial page for Albert H. Michelson (unknown–1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 109522605, citing Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Daryl VerStreate (contributor 46552263) .

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