WILLIAM H. COX, CADET MIDN, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Cox '78

Date of birth: October 25, 1855

Date of death: April 14, 1875

Age: 19

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

William Henry Cox was admitted to the Naval Academy from Tennessee on September 26, 1874 at age 17 years 11 months.

Loss

William "was accidentally drowned while practicing in a shell-boat" on April 14, 1875.

He is buried in Tennessee; he was predeceased by his parents and two infant siblings.

Memorial Hall Error

William is not included with his classmates in Memorial Hall. This omission was discovered when researching another alumni.