From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Emrich '91

Date of birth: 1870

Date of death: February 23, 1900

Age: ~29

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Charles' loss, except that he died in Hong Kong on February 23, 1900.

He was stationed with the cruiser Brooklyn in the Philippines.

Charles was survived by his wife; they are buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He also has a memory marker in Illinois.

At the Naval Academy he was the captain of the football team his senior year; this was the first time the team played Army. (Navy won, 24-0.)

From Naval History and Heritage Command:

Naval Cadet, 19 May, 1887. Assistant Engineer, 1 July, 1893. Passed Assistant Engineer, 22 December, 1897. Rank changed to Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 3 March, 1899. Died 23 February, 1900.

Class of 1891

Charles is the only member of the Class of 1891 in Memorial Hall.