Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-5

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. Paul R. Galinger was born 4 Jan. 1889 to Henry and Elizabeth Galinger. Paul had a younger sister Mable E. Galinger. The family is living in Waterloo, NY in the 1900 census. Also living with …

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Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-4

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. Jean E. Daigneault was born 9 Feb. 1927 to Ulysses L. and Ethel M. Daigneault. The parents were both born in Rhode Island. Jean’s older brother, Robert, and older sister, Ruth, were both born in …

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Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-3

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. Eda Wilhelmina (Lach) Schultz Charlton, born 1 April 1897, is the youngest of four daughters born to August Lach and Henrietta Olsowsky. August and Henrietta were probably married in Germany and came to the US …

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Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-2

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. William Purcell was born 5 Aug. 1897 to Michael M. and Sarah A. Purcell. His father was an immigrant from Ireland that in 1900 was working for a railroad in Westfield, NY. By 1909 the …

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Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-1

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. They were people just like you and me but were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Amedio Lovecchio was born on 20 May 1878. His family thought that he came to the US …

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Plutonium Injections; part 4 of 4

My part researching was done but there were three Rochester area patients still without names. It wouldn’t take long to find out who they were. The March 8th issue of the Albuquerque Tribune had the names of two more patients. HP-10 was Daniel Nelson who was a cook and traveled. Ms. Welsome found him from …

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Plutonium Injections; part 3 of 4

Ms. Welsome came to Rochester to do interviews and I was able to go along to give directions and also because I was interested in being in on her interviews. We went to the apartment where William Purcell’s sister, Joan was living but she wasn’t at home. Ms. Welsome did get to talk to her …

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