CAPTAIN WESTON OF ARMY DIES, 33
Officer of Engineering Corps
Among the First From West Point to Go to Oxford
Won Two Degrees There
Was Rhodes Scholar
Honored by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1931
WASHINGTON, October 30, 1935 – Captain Standish Weston, U.S.A., died last night at Walter Reed Hospital, to which he was transferred on October 10 from the station hospital at West Point, where he had been on duty at the United States Military Academy. He was suffering from septicemia (NOTE: Septicemia is a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly. It can arise from infections throughout the body, including infections in the lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract.). He was 33 years old.
Surviving Captain Weston are his widow, Mrs. Margaret K. Weston, who came from West Point to be with him, and is the house guest here of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Robert H. Fletcher; by his father, Walter N. Weston, now in British Columbia, and by a daughter, Anne.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon in the chapel at Fort Myer, Virginia, and burial will be at 2 o’clock with military honors in the National Cemetery at Arlington.
Captain Weston was born in Washington, D.C. He entered the United States Military Academy on August 26, 1921, was graduated and commissioned Second Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, June 12, 1925; promoted to First Lieutenant on July 23, 1930 and Captain on August 1, 1935. Captain Weston received the degrees of A.B. in 1928 and A.M. in 1934 in Oxford University, England; was graduated from the civil engineering course and received a B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1931 and from the Company Officers’ Course in 1932
With Charles E. Saltzman, Captain Weston, then a Lieutenant, was the first graduated of the United States Military Academy to go to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 1925. He was graduated from Oxford in 1928 after taking several academic honors.
He first went to Colgate University and then was appointed to West Point in 1921.
He married Miss Margaret Katherine Addoms of Cranford, New Jersey, in 1928.
- CAPT ENGRS USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/30/1935
- BURIED AT: SECTION 4 SITE 2701-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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