HAROLD S. BURDICK, LCDR, USN
Harold Burdick '09
Date of birth: April 14, 1887
Date of death: January 16, 1919
From the 1909 Lucky Bag:
This portrait along with other items in the Harold Stacey Burdick Collection gives valuable insight into the life and naval career of Harold Stacey Burdick. Of particular note in the collection is his service as an ensign and acting commander of the Paulding Class Destroyer USS JOUETT (DD-41) at the occupation of Tampico during the War with Mexico of 1914. There are also items relating to his death by pneumonia brought on by influenza on January 16, 1919 contracted during his service in World War I.
Harold Stacey Burdick, U. S. N., Lieutenant-Commander, a non- graduate of the class of 1918, died of pneumonia at the Naval Station at New Orleans on January 16th, 1919. Burdick was a Hope High graduate. At Brown he was member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Lieutenant Burdick is buried at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.
From researcher Kathy Franz:
His father was Daniel, an escrow foreman; his mother was Annie, and his sisters were Annie and Ethel. His parents are buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island.
Harold is buried in the Naval Academy cemetery.