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William Snow '90

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: April 12, 1894

Age: unknown

Naval Academy Register

William Alanson Snow was admitted to the Naval Academy from Massachusetts on September 4, 1886.

Lucky Bag

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.

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. (There is no scanned copy of the Register from 1894-1898 that has been located.)

The Register of Alumni gives no other information.

Class of 1890

William is one of 2 members of the Class of 1890 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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