William Kern Gise (born 1871)
"Lieutenant Commander William Kern Gise"
WILLIAM K. GISE, LCDR, USN
William Gise '93
Date of birth: June 22, 1871 / Date of death: June 28, 1909
William Kern Gise was admitted to the Naval Academy from Illinois on June 14, 1889.
William Kern Gise "died while on duty" on June 28, 1909 as the executive officer of the naval station at Tutuila, Samoa. Unable to determine the circumstances of his death, but there is nothing to suggest it was operational in nature.
Register of Alumni gives date of death as June 29 but no other information.
He was survived by his mother and two siblings; he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. (William's body was originally buried in Samoa, but re-interred in September 1910.)
In 1906 he was stationed in the Washington, D.C. area; as a Lieutenant he was in charge of "a battalion of marines and bluejackets" during a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.
He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, having served in Texas during the Battle of Santiago. He at one time commanded the presidential yacht Sylph.
William K Gise was born on month day 1871, at birth place, Illinois, to William Franklin Gise and Millie Gise.
William had 2 siblings: Edgar Kern Gise and one other sibling.
William lived in 1880, at address, Illinois.
His occupation was occupation.
William passed away on month day 1909, at age 38 at death place, American Samoa.
He was buried at burial place, Virginia.
1880 census - william f gise (with children incliding William K Gise)
Alexander Graham Bell ?? (nope - different party .. https://www.newspapers.com/image/145528862/?terms=%22William%2BKern%2BGise%22 )
With Andrews ? A Flynn relative ?
1889 - william k gise , cadet
1895 - WK Gise to be ensign
1897 - US Navy marine corps to Jan 1 1897
There is no "William C Gise" ... only a "William K Gise"
1900 (Feb) - WK Gise on the Sylph - tribute to Henry W Lawton
Feb 12 1900 - Wedding / Best Man
Feb 16 1900 - Wedding / Best man
June 11 1900 - guests at party?
June 1900 Census - Lt. Col Gise living ON the Sylph !!!
Dec 15 1900
March 1901 - removed from sylph
April 26 1901 - friends with mckinley but now off to china
1904 off to newport
1905 (Dec) - At wedding with Powers Symington
Also in attendance - Powers Symington (born 1872)
full page - 1905-10-29-washington-post-pg-society-5.jpg / https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ACaXZpC3LsBsJh6GuLQCDTYq1Or1t3NE
Lieutenant GOVernor ?
1909 (July) - death
(the other governor died in 1911... of 'Bright disease'
1910 - Burial - pallbearers
Edward S> Kellogg
1905 - wedding
Passong / Death
The United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette of the Regular and Volunteer Forces, Volume 46
Army and Navy Journal Incorporated, 1909
July 10 1909 p 1272
Lieut. Comdr. William K. Gise, U.S.N., executive officer of the Annapolis, stationship at the naval station at Tutuila, Samoa, died at that place July 5, 1909. The body will be broughttotheUnitedStatesforinterment as soon as suitable arrangements can be made. Lieutenant COmmander Gise went out as ordance officer on the Ohio when the Battleship Fleet began its world cruise in December, 1907. He was transferred to Samoa about the time the fleet left San Francisco. His position at Navy for more than a century, four generations of the .The marriage of Mrs. Helen CampbellTrio.”
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was born in Dwight, Ill... on June 22, 1871, and entered
the naval Service as a naval cadet on June 14, 1889. He
ter, Mrs. Henry Mellen (Elsie Downes), of California.
Henrietta Wise, of Washington ; by a son, Lieut. John
James Sumner Pettit, Annapolis, Md.
The engagement is announced of Miss No.
Downes, an officer in the United States Navy, the fourth
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ing the Spanish-American War, 1898, on board the U.S.S.
Texas. He was promoted to lieutenant (junior grade)
on March 3, 1899, and to lieutenant on March 3, 1901, War of France, died July 9, 1909. He was stricken by
the most important part of his service in the latter grade apoplexy, a few months ago. In gallantry in the field
being as follows: On U.S.S. Kentucky, May, 1903, to during the Crimean war, Franco-Prussian war, Africa
June 21, 1904: at Naval Gun Factory, navy yard, Wash
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