BENJAMIN E. THURSTON, LTJG, USN
Benjamin Thurston '83
Date of birth: 1864
Date of death: June 8, 1896
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Benjamin Easton Thurston was admitted to the Naval Academy from Indiana on September 22, 1879 at age 15 years 5 months.
Life & Loss
Unable to find any details about Benjamin's loss, except that he died in Yokohama, Japan on June 8, 1896.
He is buried in Minnesota. (He was survived by a brother, who named his eldest son Benjamin Easton Thurston; this Benjamin graduated West Point in 1926 and retired a Colonel following combat service in World War II.)
Cadet Midshipman, 29 September, 1879. Ensign, 1 July, 1885. Lieutenant. Junior Grade, 2 February, 1895. Died 8 June, 1896.
In 1894 he was an Ensign receiving ordinance instruction at the Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.