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Vice Admiral James Laurence KAUFFMAN, U.S.N.
Elizabeth Kelsey DRAPER
Husband:  James Laurence KAUFFMAN
Birth:  18 Apr 1887, OH
Death:  Oct 1963, possibly in Washington, DC
Education:  Pennsylvania Military College; Army and Navy Preparatory School; graduated 1908 from the U.S. Naval Academy
Military Service:  WWI, U.S. Navy, awarded Navy Cross
Historical:  namesake of the frigate, U.S.S. Kauffman
Occupation: U.S. Navy until retirement in 1949; 1949-59, President of Jeffeson Medical College and Jefferson Medical Center
Father:  Mr. KAUFFMAN
Mother probably:  Ms. LAURENCE
Marriage:  1910/11, CA
Wife:  Elizabeth Kelsey DRAPER
Birth:  27 Oct 1887, NY
Death:  Jan 1968, possibly in De Ruyter, Madison Co., NY
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Mr. DRAPER
Mother:  Louise KELSEY?, b. 1869/70, NY
Children:
1.  (Rear Admiral) Draper Laurence KAUFFMAN, b. 4 Aug 1911, CA; d. Aug 1979, possibly in Ponte Vedra Beach, St. John's Co., FL; m. 1 May 1943, Margaret Cary TUCKERMAN; three children
2.  Elizabeth Louise KAUFFMAN, b. aft. 1920


Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #1 of 4):  United States Ship Hopkins, Mare Island [Naval Yard], Solano Co., CA, Roll 1784 (Book 2), p. 80A, SN 1A, Line 1, ED 43, enumerated 1 Jun 1910 by James Laurence Kauffman, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 17 18 20 23 24 26 28
Kauffman, James L. Midir M W 23 S OH PA OH Eng Officer W Y Y R H
As the first man listed, our subject appears to be in command of this vessel.  All the men's ranks were abbreviated; I have no idea what the abbreviation "Midir" stands for (if, indeed, I read it correctly); our subject is the only man with that rank, whatever it is.  He was also the only man with "R" and "H" in Columns 26 and 28.  Was he the only man living ashore?

3a.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 3; online at Genealogy.com, Image #1 of 3):  U.S.S. Barney, Port of Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL, USA, Roll 2040 (Book 2), p. 113A, SN 1A, Line 1, enumerated 2 Feb 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920 Naval/Military:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 14 15 16 18 20 22 23
Kauffman James L ?? Commander ?? Md Anapolis 217 Hanover St M W 32 M Y Y OH PA OH Y Officer
As the first man listed, our subject appears to be in command of this vessel.  Some dodo wrote "Head R" over his rank, so it's hard to read.

NOTE:  how the enumerator managed to make two visits to 217 Hanover Street (appears to be an apartment building) and come up with two such different readings is beyond me.  This enumerator obviously had no idea how he was supposed to fill in the Street Numbers (Column 2), Dwelling Numbers (Column 3), and Family Numbers (Column 4).  He put the street numbers in Column 3, left Column 2 blank, and only sometimes filled in Column 4.

3b.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 46):  217 Hanover St., Annapolis (Ward 1), Anne Arundel Co. (Dist. 6), MD, p. 4A, SN 4A, SD 4, ED 23, enumerated 6 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 3 5 6 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 217 Draper, Louise K. Boarder F W 50 Wd Y Y NY NY NY Y None    
217 Kauffman, James   M W 32 M Y Y OH OH OH   Naval Officer At Sea S
*Hanover St.
Louise K. DRAPER is almost certainly Elizabeth (DRAPER) KAUFFMAN's mother.

3c.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13 of 46 indexed "Elizabeth O. Stauffmees"):  217 Hanover St., Annapolis (Ward 1), Anne Arundel Co. (Dist. 6), MD, p. 7A, SN 7A, SD 4, ED 23, enumerated 8 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 3 5 6 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26
* 217 Kauffman Elizabeth D. Boarder F W 32 M   Y Y NY NY NY Y Farmer
  ________ Draper Boarder M W  8 M Y Y Y CA OH NY Y None
*Hanover St.

4.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  I found son, Draper (æ 19, b. CA), living at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, but I can't seem to find his parents and I really looked.

5.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com; missing columns contained no data):
Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued
James KAUFFMAN 18 Apr 1887 Oct 1963 (District of Columbia) (none specified) 193-26-0189 PA
Elizabeth KAUFFMAN 27 Oct 1887 Jan 1968 13052 (De Ruyter, Madison, NY) (none specified) 083-24-8518 NY
Draper KAUFFMAN 04 Aug 1911 Aug 1979 32082 (Ponte Vedra Beach,
Saint Johns, FL)
32082 (Ponte Vedra Beach,
Saint Johns, FL)
112-12-0005 NY

6.  USS Kauffman (online at Thoralf Doehring's web site).

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