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Dessery, Floyd G.; Born Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb. 10, 1879. Came to Los Angeles 1886. Common and high school education. Enlisted June 3, 1898, for Spanish-American in Battery H, Third U.S. Artillery; served through Spanish and Philippine campaigns. Entered engineering in 1900; appointed special engineer for city of Wilmington in harbor improvement work, 1908; also City Engineer of Covina, Los Angeles Co. Mem. Engineers and Architests Ass'n of So. Cal., and Covina Country Club; also Chamber of Commerce. Mem. firm of Dessery & West, civil and hydraulic engineers. Married, Sept. 6, 1905, Miss Julia Morrison, of Redlands; one child, Floyd Gordon Dessery. Republican.


Floyd Gossett Dessery, Los Angeles area civil and hydraulic engineer, died in 1927 at 48 years of age. He died in the Soldiers' Home hospital at Sawtelle, after being ill with cancer. As a young man he participated in the Spanish-American War. He also took pictures there with his new camera and brought home various Philippine artifacts from the war. He was a private in Battery "H" of the Third U. S. Artillery - 1898-99. he was the only son in a family of many sisters. He was known for his sense of humor. He was city engineer at Covina, Glendora and at Wilmington before its annexation to Los Angeles, and had followed his profession independently for 25 years in Los Angeles. He testified in Wm. Mulholland litigation. In fact there is a Dessery Lane near Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. His wife was Julia Morrison Dessery. She died in 1966. His other son,Gordon Dessery, died in 1991. He had three granddaughters and one grandson, all living. There are also many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetary. His picture was in the Los Angeles Press Book and the Davis Commercial Encyclopedia of 1915 which I just donated to the Mariposa County Library for their California Collection.