From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

George Hare '47

Date of birth: 1823

Date of death: July 24, 1857

Age: ~34

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about George Harrison Hare's life or loss, except that it occurred in Philadelphia on July 24, 1857.

His obituary is a part of the Hare-Willing family papers at the American Philosophical Society Library. (Requested a copy on January 23, 2019.)

He was born in, and appointed to the Naval Academy from, Pennsylvania.

He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth; both were from prominent families in Philadelphia. They had no children. He is buried in Philadelphia.

George was one of six children. His father was a well-known scientist; his father-in-law was a lawyer, judge, and politician.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 19 October, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Master, 14 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 15 September, 1855. Died 24 July, 1857.


In 1922, his wife's portrait was in the "Catalogue of the memorial exhibition of portraits" of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Class of 1847

George is one of 31 members of the Class of 1847 on Virtual Memorial Hall.