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 Theodore Gordon “Spuds” Ellyson

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Theodore Gordon “Spuds” Ellyson

Theodore Gordon Ellyson, the son of Henry Theodore Ellyson and Lizzie (Walker) Ellyson.Commander,pioneer in the submarine force,having qualified in-submarines,1907.He served consecutively at sea aboard the Battleship USS MISSOURI, and as Watch and Division Officer of the armored cruisers USS PENNSYLVANIA, and the USS COLORADO. First United States Naval officer designated an Aviator,1914.
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy in the class of 1905.Killed on his forty-third birthday in an airplane crash over the lower Chesapeake Bay.
Awarded the Navy Cross for war service,Victory Medal, Submarine Chaser Clasp.


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  • Created by: PL
  • Added: 3 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11878729
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore Gordon “Spuds” Ellyson (27 Feb 1885–27 Feb 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11878729, citing United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by PL (contributor 520674) .