Charles Foubert 99 a chemist at the old Naval Powder Factory at Indian Head from 1926 until his retirement in 1951 died of congestive heart failure Sept. 2 at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria.
Mr. Foubert was born in Paris, France and came to the United States as an infant. He grew up in Danbury, Conn. and earned a degree in chemistry at the University of Maine. He was employed in Boston until 1908, when he moved to the Washington area for the first time.
He was a chemist at the Department of Agriculture until World War I. He then went into the Army. He rose to the rank of first lieutenant and saw service in France.
After the war he remained in France and worked for the U.S. Graves Registration Commission. He met his wife the former Ines Breton while there.
The couple moved to Indian Head in 1926 and Mr. Foubert went to work at the Naval Gunpowder Factory now the Naval Ordinance Station. After his retirement they moved to Potomac Heights. Mr. Foubert was a member of American Legion Post No. 1 in Paris where he lived in France and was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1800 in Indian Head. He also was a Mason and was active in the university of Maine Alumni Association.
His wife died in 1966. He leaves no immediate survivors.