United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, retired, died at
his home at San Diego, California, on July 9, 1926. Lieutenant
Boutelle was retired from the service on May 18, 1920. At
the time of his death he was 76 years of age.
Lieutenant Boutelle was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
on December 14, 1850. His father, Charles O. Boutelle, was
an officer of the Coast and Geodetic Survey during the Civil
War, when he performed distinguished service.
Lieutenant Boutelle was educated at Cambridge and at Plymouth,
Massachusetts. He was appointed a recorder in the Coast and
Geodetic Survey on December 1, 1869. From this position he
rose to observer, computer (mathematician), assistant, and
finally to the position and rank he held at time of his retirement.
He commanded the Schooner MATCHLESS from 1898 to 1899, the
Schooner EAGRE in 1899, the Steamer BACHE in 1904, the Steamer
RESEARCH in 1906, and the Steamer ENDEAVOR from 1909 to 1910.
During his period of service he was on duty at various points
on the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf of Mexico Coast, in the Philippine
Islands, and in Porto Rico. Lieutenant Boutelle is survived
by his widow, Mrs. Emilie Boutelle, and by one daughter, Mrs.
Marianna Boutelle Glover.
C&GS Bulletin, 7/1/1926
The Buzzard, 3/9/1956