HORACE N. CRABB, LT, USN
Horace Crabb '47
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: March 10, 1861
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Life & Loss
Unable to find any details about Horace's life or loss, except that he died on March 10, 1861, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was born in, and appointed to the Naval Academy from, Pennsylvania.
This site on his father, "Captain Horatio Nelson Crabb" has death record information for Horace; the place and date of death match, as does the rank. (The Captain also died in 1857, not 1861.) Horace was 36; his date of birth was about 1828. He was buried the day after he died in Philadelphia.
His father — Captain Crabb from above — was a Marine officer; he had three brothers and a sister. This site also gives his middle name as Nelson. A more clear layout of the family tree is available here; note the spelling of the last name as "Crabbe." Some other information may be gleaned from RootsWeb.
Midshipman, 19 October, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Master, 14 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 15 September, 1855. Died 10 March, 1861.
He was a midshipman aboard the sloop Cyane (1837) in 1846; the ship had "sailed from Norfolk August 10, 1845 to relieve the Levant, was at Monterey July 7, 1846, at the taking possession of California."
Elias Vander Horst '47 was also aboard Cyane in 1846.