From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Harry Rumsey '86

Date of birth: 1867

Date of death: September 26, 1890

Age: ~23

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Harry Edgerton Rumsey was admitted to the Naval Academy from Wyoming on September 28, 1882 at age 15 years 7 months.


Harry was lost on September 26, 1890, when he drowned near Yokohama, Japan. Unable to find any further details or to which ship or station he was assigned.

He is buried in Indiana.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Naval Cadet, 28 September, 1882. Graduated 10 June, 1886. Ensign, 1 July, 1888. Drowned 26 September, 1890.


The Naval History and Heritage Command has his date of death as September 26, 1890. Find A Grave has "December 1890." Register of Alumni has August 31, 1890. His aunt, however, was notified of his death of death on October 1st or 2nd; suspect September 26 is correct.

Class of 1886

Harry is one of 2 members of the Class of 1886 in Memorial Hall.