JOHN J. HANSON, PASSED MIDN, USN
John Hanson '47
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: August 25, 1853
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Life & Loss
John died on August 25, 1853 at the naval hospital at Pensacola, Florida of an unnamed illness that had already killed a number of men aboard the steamship Vixen. John was the acting master of the vessel, which was described as "abandoned."
He was born in, and appointed to the Naval Academy from, Washington, D.C.
Midshipman, 21 September, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Died 25 August, 1853.