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Frank Cranstoun Boggs, American army officer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers; Club (Washington), National Geography Society; Club: Army and Navy.


Boggs, Frank Cranstoun was born on March 16, 1874 in Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States. Son of George Brenton and Hannah Garrison (Thompson) Boggs.


Graduate Public High School, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1890. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1898.


Commissioned Second lieutenant engrs., United States of America, April 26, 1898. First lieutenant, February 7, 1900. Captain April 23, 1904.

Major., February 27, 1911. Lieutenant colonel, Corps of Engineers United States of America, May 15, 1917. Colonel N.A., August 5, 1917.

Quartermaster battalion engineers and Post Willets Point, New York, 1898-1899. Local charge fortification work near Tampa, Florida, 1899-1900. With battalion engrs. and at Engineer School, Willets Point and Washington, District of Columbia, 1900-1902.

Adjunct engineer battalion, Washington, District of Columbia, and P.I., 1902-1904. Local charge fortification works, P.I., 1904-1905. Local charge construction dam Monongahela River, Pennsylvania, 1906-1907.

Charge Wheeling District, engineer department, 1907-1908. General purchasing officer and chief Washington office, Isthmian Canal Commission 1908-1916. In charge United States Engineering District, Montgomery, Alabama, 1916.

In charge Engineer Depot and engineer purchasing officer at San Antonio, Texas, 1916-1917. Commanding 315th Engineers, at San Antonio and in France, 1917-1918. In charge engineer depots and engineer purchasing officer in France for American Expeditionary Force, 1918.

Duty with General Staff, Washington, since 1919.


Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers. Club (Washington), National Geography Society. Club: Army and Navy.


Married Marianne Thomson, of Norristown, Pennsylvania, June 23, 1900.

George Brenton Boggs

Hannah Garrison (Thompson) Boggs

Marianne Thomson