From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jesse Blackwell '27

Date of birth: January 14, 1905

Date of death: September 6, 1936

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:

Life & Loss

Jessie died on September 6, 1936 of tuberculosis.

The Register of Alumni lists "September 6, 1936, Denver, CO" next to Jesse's name. The 1936 Navy Directory has "TRTMT FITZSIMONS GENERAL HOSP DENVER COLO".

In 1935 (Navy Directory) he was an instructor at the Naval Academy. He earned his wings as naval aviator #3612 on February 4, 1930.

Jesse is buried in the Naval Academy cemetery. He was survived by his parents, a sister, a brother, his wife, and his son (Jesse Blackwell, USMA '56).

Class of 1927

Jesse is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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