From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Gordon Cone '29

Date of birth: September 17, 1905

Date of death: October 10, 1930

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1929 Lucky Bag:


Gordon died on October 10, 1930 of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The article reports an "illness of six hours;" two posts by a person identifying himself as Gordon's grandson said the hemorrhage was caused by him "leaning back in his chair in his office, the chair slipped, whacked his head on a radiator, and died soon after in hospital."

Gordon's wife, Constance, never remarried; she passed away in 2000. She and Gordon had a daughter, and Constance adopted a son (likely after Gordon's death).

He is buried in Maine.

Class of 1929

Gordon is one of 29 members of the Class of 1929 on Virtual Memorial Hall.