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naval officer.

Will Melville Garton, American naval officer. Awarded campaign medals for Spanish-American War, Mexican Service, World War, Haitian and Dominican campaigns Fellow American College Surgeons; member of the American Medical Association, Phi Delta Theta. Mason (32°, Shriner).

Background

Garton, Will Melville was born on October 31, 1875 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Son of William Thomas and Minerva (Allum) Garton.

Education

Student Des Moines College, 1890-1893. Doctor of Medicine State University of Iowa, 1896. Post graduate work Naval Medical College, 1906.

Naval War College, 1922-1923. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Sioux Falls (South Dakot) University. Beatrice Farquhar, 1900 (died 1923).

Career

Commissioned ensign Medical Corps, United States Navy, 1898. Advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1930. Retired, November 1, 1930.

Membership

Mason (32°, Shriner). Clubs: Metropolitan, Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married second, Katharine Ballou, October 15, 1927. Children: Norman Farquhar (United States Navy), Will Melville.

father:
William Thomas Garton

mother:
Minerva (Allum) Garton

spouse:
Katharine Ballou

children:
Norman Farquhar Garton (United States Navy)

Will Melville Garton