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Frederick Mears

Frederick Mears, American engineer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Officer Legion of Honor (French), 1919. Served in Philippine Islands until July 1903; member Alaskan Engineering Commission, 1914-1917.


  • Mears, Frederick was born on May 25, 1878 in Fort Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth (McFarland) Mears.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education Shattuck School, Faribault, Minnesota. Distinguished graduated from the United States Infantry and Cavalry School, 1904. United States Staff College, 1905.


    • J. P. Wainwright, United States of America, April 6, 1907. With G.N. Railway, advancing to resident engineer, 1897-1899. Enlisted United States of America as private, October 1, 1899.

      Second in command Lieutenant, 5th Cavalry, July 1, 1901. First lieutenant, 11th Cavalry, September 20, 1906. Captain, July 1, 1916.

      Colonel, January 1918. Lieutenant colonel engineer corps, October 18, 1920.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served in Philippine Islands until July 1903. Member Alaskan Engineering Commission, 1914-1917.


    • Married Jennie, d.
    • father: Frederick Mears
    • mother: Elizabeth (McFarland) Mears
    • spouse: Jennie
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    Born March 25, 1878
    Died January 11, 1939
    (aged 60)