THOMAS RONEY, LT, USN
Thomas Roney '47
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: April 20, 1860
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Life & Loss
Unable to find any details about Thomas' life or loss, except that he died on April 20, 1860 "off Kabenda, West Coast of Africa."
He was appointed to the Naval Academy from Maryland. The Register of Alumni has no date for his loss.
Midshipman, 3 March, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Master, 2 March, 1855. Lieutenant, 14 September, 1855. Died 20 April, 1860.
In 1845 he was aboard the ship Portsmouth in Norfolk, Virginia.
The August 16, 1860 edition of the New York Times carried a report mentioning him as aboard the side wheel steamer Powhatan (1850), which had just returned to Philadelphia after a cruise to China. Note this date is after his listed date of death (and nowhere near Africa).