Thomas McGoines, chief messenger
in the office of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, died at his
home in Washington, D.C., October 9, 1919, after a lingering illness,
in the 50th year of his age.
He was born in Washington November 6, 1869; attended the public
schools, and was employed as a laborer in the Treasury Department
from October 1, 1892 to April 2, 1894, and again from July 2,
1898 to March 7, 1899. He was appointed a messenger in the Coast
and Geodetic Survey by transfer from the Treasury Department
April 3, 1894, and served to July 1, 1898. He was reappointed
March 8, 1899 and served to the date of his death.
He was appointed Chief Messenger in the Coast and Geodetic Survey
office January 3, 1919.
He was a faithful, efficient, and intelligent man, devoted to
the performance of his duties, always cheerful and obliging,
and his character was such as to win the respect and affection
of those with whom he was associated.