Baby Named After Ship’s Doctor and Captain

The SS La Guardia left New York on 30 May 1950 for a month-long trip to the Mediterranean under the command of Capt. Hugh L. Switzer. About a week before it returned to New York, Mrs. Gertrude Segelman of Spring Valley, NY, gave birth to a baby boy with the help of the ship’s surgeon, Dr. Roy Littlehale. The baby was named Roy Hugh, after both the doctor and the captain.

(Interesting surname for a doctor, no? Too bad the “hale” in Littlehale refers to a hollow and not to health.)

Source: “Ship Ends Eventful Trip.” New York Times 29 Jun. 1950: 59.

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