THEODORIC L. WALKER, LT, USN
Theodoric Walker '47
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: March 17, 1858
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.
Midshipman, 10 September, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Master, 26 July, 1855. Lieutenant, 14 September, 1855. Died 17 March, 1858.
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."