From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Cheever '55

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: July 13, 1857

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about William's life or loss, except that he was from Minnesota and died on July 13, 1857. The Naval Academy Alumni Association includes "ON ST LAWRENCE RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL" in their database.

His middle name was Harrison.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 19 October, 1849. Passed Midshipman, 12 June, 1855. Master, 16 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 11 May, 1856. Died 13 July, 1857.

Class of 1855

William is one of 6 members of the Class of 1855 on Virtual Memorial Hall.