From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Theodoric Walker '47

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: March 17, 1858

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Theodoric's life or loss, except that it occurred on March 17, 1858. The Naval Academy Alumni Association database states he was aboard the ship Dale, in the Africa Squadron. All details (except his home state, which is given as Tennessee) agree with this document, which gives his middle name as Lee.

Theodoric was one of thirteen children; his father was a "successful merchant in Baltimore" and later the family lived in Washington, D.C. (Theodoric's cousin Theodoric Lee, Jr., mentioned below, is also listed in this document.)

He was born in Maryland and appointed to the Naval Academy from Washington, D.C.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 10 September, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Master, 26 July, 1855. Lieutenant, 14 September, 1855. Died 17 March, 1858.

From "My voyage in the United States frigate 'Congress'":

Theodoric Lee Walker, a midshipman on the "Raritan," came to see us and remained to dinner. He and Theodoric Lee on the "Congress" are cousins, and we were acquainted with their mothers in Washington. He sailed in the "Columbia," which was carrying Mr. Everett to China, and when Mr. Everett returned to the United States, he was transferred to the "Raritan."

Class of 1847

Theodoric is one of 31 members of the Class of 1847 on Virtual Memorial Hall.