From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Theodore Wood '68

Date of birth: February 20, 1847

Date of death: January 8, 1886

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Theodore Talbot Wood was admitted to the Naval Academy from New Jersey on September 29, 1864 at age 17 years 7 months.


Theodore died of "congestion of the liver, after an illness of two weeks" on January 8, 1886 while aboard "USS Swatara in Norfolk, Virginia."

He was survived by his wife and is buried in New Jersey.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 29 September, 1864. Graduated June, 1868. Master, 12 July, 1870. Lieutenant, 2 April, 1873. Died 8 January, 1886.

Class of 1868

Theodore is one of 11 members of the Class of 1868 on Virtual Memorial Hall.