WILLIAM A. SNOW, JR., ENS, USN
William Snow '90
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: April 12, 1894
William Alanson Snow was admitted to the Naval Academy from Massachusetts on September 4, 1886.
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Life & Loss
Unable to find many details about William's life or loss. He died onboard the cruiser Charleston while she was in Montevideo, Uruguay. His death occurred on April 12, 1894. None of the contemporaneous news reports at the time give a cause of death, nor does the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. (This document does list him as Jr.)
He was survived by his parents and a brother (Sydney Bruce Snow), and is buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester, Massachusetts. (William's father was also named William Alanson Snow.)
In the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1893 he was listed aboard Atlanta, a 2nd rate vessel on the North Atlantic Station.
The Register of Alumni gives no other information.
Memorial Hall Error
William was a "Jr.;" this is omitted in Memorial Hall.