From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Donald Morrison '06

Date of birth: February 11, 1887

Date of death: October 1, 1912

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1906 Lucky Bag:


Donald was lost on October 1, 1912 when a steam turbine exploded aboard USS Walke (Destroyer No. 34) while underway near Newport, Rhode Island.

He is buried in the Naval Academy Cemetery.

He was survived by his wife, Golda, who went on to marry five other Naval Academy graduates. From the January-February 1975 issue of Shipmate:

"I thought I had been reading the older class columns in Shipmate rather carefully, but I have failed to see any mention of the death in April of my fabulous cousin, Golda Munroe Morrison Burdick Nixon Kenyon Gill Haggard, in Tucson…

Golda was the oldest daughter of my uncle James M. Munroe of Annapolis, and the sister of Emily Munroe McNair '05, Louise Munroe Reifsnider '10, and Adele Munroe Henry '12. Golda married Donald Morrison '06, who was killed on board WALKE in 1912; married Harold Burdick '09, who died in the flu epidemic of 1919; married Warren Nixon '07, who died in 1923; married George Kenyon '07 and divorced him; married and divorced (twice, I think) Charles C. (Pop) Gill '07; and married Robert Haggard '12 about 1961, who died in 1966. Golda was 88 when she died." Frank A. Munroe, Jr. '25

Class of 1906

Donald is one of 8 members of the Class of 1906 on Virtual Memorial Hall.