Capt. Harry Garrison, 90, a former Morgantown resident, died Oct. 29 in the Naval Hospital in
San Diego, Calif.
He was born April 5, 1878 in Morgantown, a son of the late Simon and Martha Garrison.
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1902, and was commissioned as a surgeon in the U.S. Navy by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907.
He served with the Army Engineers in Panama during the construction of the Panama Canal. During World War I, he was the first American officer to go to France. He received the Navy Cross for his work in the French Influenza epidemic in 1917.
He had served throughout the world, including in Japan, China, the Phillipines, Australia, Samoa, Mexico and Haiti.
Following his retirement in 1942, he served terms as superintendent of the Weston State Hospital and as supperintendent of the Spencer State Hospital.
Two brothers, D. C. Garrison, a former postmaster of Morgantown, and Ben Garrison, who built and flew the first arplane in Monongalia County, and his wife prededed him in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Murphy of San Diego, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Olive Kendrick.
He will be buried in San Diego.