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John Banton Boutelle, 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

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