FRANCIS M. MAILE, JR., CDR, USN

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Francis Maile, Jr. '15

Date of birth: January 1, 1892

Date of death: January 30, 1939

Age: 47

Lucky Bag

From the 1915 Lucky Bag:

1915 Maile LB.jpg

Francis Marlin Mail

Vincennes, Indiana

"El Ganso" "Francis of Old Vincennes"

A MAN that you can depend on, is our florid friend from Indiana. Tall and smiling in general, a most amiable sort of fellow—Ganso has a will of his own and never fails to express his honest opinion, whether it pleases or not. A better friend could not be wished, and he is ever ready to give a substantial proof of his friendship under any of the many trying circumstances which daily come up in our Academic life. He has good, sound judgment, forethought, and is very conservative in all decisions. Willing to criticise only when asked, and receives adverse criticism with a smile, so long as it comes from a friend.

Gus has proved his ability in many respects at the Academy. He has done excellent work in the crew, retaining a seat in the second boat for several years despite his light weight. He is a decided success as a fusser, although he fusses only in spells, therein differing from Handsome Dan.

He showed exceptional ability as Chairman of the Class Ring Committee. He gave to the Class a ring which has proved unanimously satisfactory and the method he used in getting this ring was well worthy of an older head. From the very beginning he has been one of our most popular classmates and will be one of the most missed by members of the Class who do not go with him to Fleet.

"Who is the queen next hop, Gus?"

"Ah! I am off that stuff this year."

Chairman Class Ring Committee; Class Crest Committee; Second Crew (3, 2).

1915 Maile LB.jpg

Francis Marlin Mail

Vincennes, Indiana

"El Ganso" "Francis of Old Vincennes"

A MAN that you can depend on, is our florid friend from Indiana. Tall and smiling in general, a most amiable sort of fellow—Ganso has a will of his own and never fails to express his honest opinion, whether it pleases or not. A better friend could not be wished, and he is ever ready to give a substantial proof of his friendship under any of the many trying circumstances which daily come up in our Academic life. He has good, sound judgment, forethought, and is very conservative in all decisions. Willing to criticise only when asked, and receives adverse criticism with a smile, so long as it comes from a friend.

Gus has proved his ability in many respects at the Academy. He has done excellent work in the crew, retaining a seat in the second boat for several years despite his light weight. He is a decided success as a fusser, although he fusses only in spells, therein differing from Handsome Dan.

He showed exceptional ability as Chairman of the Class Ring Committee. He gave to the Class a ring which has proved unanimously satisfactory and the method he used in getting this ring was well worthy of an older head. From the very beginning he has been one of our most popular classmates and will be one of the most missed by members of the Class who do not go with him to Fleet.

"Who is the queen next hop, Gus?"

"Ah! I am off that stuff this year."

Chairman Class Ring Committee; Class Crest Committee; Second Crew (3, 2).

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Francis' life or loss.

Note

Francis' last name is sometimes spelled without the "E", including in the Lucky Bag, the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1918 and on this large family headstone and the headstone of his brother. Memorial Hall has it, apparently correctly, with the "E", as is on his own headstone.


Class of 1915

Francis is one of 17 members of the Class of 1915 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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