WILLIAM K. GISE, LCDR, USN
William Gise '93
Date of birth: June 22, 1871
Date of death: June 28, 1909
William Kern Gise was admitted to the Naval Academy from Illinois on June 14, 1889.
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
William Kern Gise "died while on duty" on June 28, 1909 as the executive officer of the naval station at Tutuila, Samoa. Unable to determine the circumstances of his death, but there is nothing to suggest it was operational in nature. He was the military governor of Samoa.
Register of Alumni gives date of death as June 29 but no other information.
He was survived by his mother and two siblings; he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1906 he was stationed in the Washington, D.C. area; as a Lieutenant he was in charge of "a battalion of marines and bluejackets" during a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.