Samuel Franklin Crouch
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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SAMUEL FRANKLIN CROUCH

Sam was the son of Frank and Willie Mac (McGraw) Crouch. He was born in Frost, Texas, on 09 Feb 1896. He was single, a famer, tall, medium build with brown eyes and hair at the time he signed the draft registration card on Jun. 5, 1917.

Sam left home Jun 24, 1918 and went to Camp Travis for training. He left Camp Travis on Jul 13, 1918 and went to Camp Lee, Virginia for more training. He served as a private in Army Veterinary Evacuation Sector No. 3. Sam being among the last to arrive, landed in Brest, France, November 9, 1918.

He was ill for about three weeks at Coblenz, Germany, before dying there on 19 Jan 1919 from pneumonia. He was buried in the United States cemetery, Coblenz, Germany for about a year before his remains were brought home.

On Monday, Aug 2, 1920, Sam was interred at Rose Hill Cemetery “in the presence of a large crowd. The ceremonies were very interesting and solemn, being buried with military honors, and there were folks here from all over the country. It was the longest funeral procession in the history of the town, cars being parked from the cemetery almost back to town, besides the number of folks who walked.” 

He was proceeded in death by a sister, Ethel Crouch.

Sam was survived by his parents, one brother, Alva Basil Crouch and three sisters, Della Mae (Crouch) Weston Pevehouse, Oda Marie (Crouch) Davis and Annie Ruth (Crouch) Deathridge Goad.

 


Samuel Franklin Crouch
Feb 9, 1896 - Jan 19, 1919

Concerning The Navarro County Boys Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice Following is a list of the boys from Navarro county who made the supreme sacrifice during the world war, whether being killed on the battlefield or dying of disease in France or at the various army camps throughout the country. After untiring work this list has been compiled and is believed to be correct:

SAMUEL FRANKLIN CROUCH—Died of pneumonia. Died at Coblenz, Germany. Sick about three weeks. Died January 19, 1919. Trained at Camp Lee, Virginia. Entered the service June 24, 1918. Born February 9, 1896. Was a private. Body buried in the United States cemetery, Coblenz, Germany. Was single. Belonged to Army Veterinary Evacuation Sector No. 3. Parents, Frank S. and Willie Crouch, Frost, Texas, R. R. No. 2. Deceased left home June 24, 1918; went to Camp Travis; left Camp Travis July 13; went to Camp Lee, Virginia. Landed in Brest, France, November 9, 1918.

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Remains Arrive From Overseas
The remains of Sam Crouch arrived from across the waters and were interred in the Rose Hill cemetery Monday in the presence of a large crown. The ceremonies were very interesting and solemn, being buried with military honors, and there were folks here from all over the country. It was the longest funeral procession in the history of the town, cars being parked from the cemetery almost back to town, besides the number of folks who walked.

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SAM CROUCH
PRIVATE ARMY VETERINARY
EVACUATION SECTION 3
FEB 9, 1896 - JAN 19, 1919

Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

 

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