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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III

(Born Mich.)

Benjamin S. Wever

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1876, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Ringgold, Tex., Oct. 9, 1880, to Nov. 3, 1880, — San Antonio, Tex., to Dec. 6, 1880, — and Camp at mouth of Rio Pecos, Tex., to Feb. 3, 1881; on sick leave, to Oct. 3, 1881, and on leave of absence, to Dec. 12, 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. Davis, Tex., to May 1, 1882, — Ft. Grant, Clifton, and San Carlos Reservation, Ara., to Aug. 4, 1882, — Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to Sep. 28, 1883, — and Ft. McDowell, Ara., and Geronimo Campaign, to July 8, 1886; in garrison

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Apr. 14, 1887)

at Benicia Barracks, Cal., to June 2, 1888; on leave of absence, to Oct. 1, 1888; on temporary duty at David's Island, N. Y., to Jan., 1889, and at Columbus Barracks, O., to June 26, 1889; in garrison at Monterey, Cal., to Sep., 1889, — and Angel Island, Cal., to Oct. 23, 1889; and on frontier duty at Ft. Gaston, Cal., to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Gaston, Cal., to July, 1890; at Fort Bidwell, Cal., to April 14, 1891; at Angel Island, Cal., to May 5, 1891; at Benicia Barracks, Cal., to June 5, 1891; and absent without leave until

Dropped from the Rolls of the Army for desertion, Sept. 10, 1891.

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

(Born Feb. 1, 1858)

Civil History. — With Thunderer Gold Mining Co. of London, until 1895; Engineer, Department of Docks and Ferries, New York City, from 1895 to 1905; since 1905, Chief of the Drafting Division Board of Water Supply, N. Y., 299 Broadway, New York City.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Benjamin Samuel Wever, Born Feb. 1, 1858.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 1st Infantry, April 14, 1887

Dropped, Sept. 10, 1891.

Civil History. — Employed on water supply system of Montreal; with Thunderer Gold Mining Co. of London, in Black Hills, Dakota, to 1895; at New York City, draftsman in Department of Docks and Ferries, 1895‑99: Assistant Engineer in that Department, 1899 to September, 1905; Chief of Drafting Division, Board of Water Supply, September, 1905, to November, 1911; Acting Chief Engineer, Department of Parks, Borough of Queens, November, 1911, to April, 1913; Assistant Engineer, Department of Finance, Borough of Manhattan, April, 1913, to Jan. 1, 1916, when because of ill‑health he resigned.

Died, Aug. 15, 1916, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 58

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1918.

Buried, Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburgh, NY.

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