Cleland Nelson Offley was born at Georgetown, D.C. in 1869 to H.E. Offley of "Maplewood", Hamilton, Loudoun County, Va. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1889 and served as an Assistant Engineering Officer on the USS Oregon. He retired from active duty in 1922 after 33 years of active service. He died at Mare Island Naval Hospital, San Francisco, Ca. in 1930. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Cleand Nelson Offley.