David Hubbard Steely
of Navarro County, Texas


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Pvt. David H. Steely was born in Corsicana on March 9, 1887, and was educated in the Corsicana public schools.  Entered the service of the U. S. Army July 23, 1918.  Was assigned to the 34th Division, Battery A, 127th Field Artillery, and trained at Camp Cody, New Mexico.  Went overseas in September, 1918.  Contracted pneumonia on the way over and was started back on the Empress Britain and died on the high seas on the 6th of December.  He gave his life to his country just as surely as did the men who fell in battle and he is entitled to all the honor of having made the supreme sacrifice.  His remains were sent to his home in Corsicana and buried there.

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Recovering from Sickness in England

Mrs. Dave Steely received a letter from her husband yesterday, dated Oct. 31, written from Liverpool, England, telling her that he was just able to sit up after a long attack of pneumonia, which attacked him while aboard ship on his way to France. He was put off the ship sick and taken to the hospital and has been there since.

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OBITUARY
Mar 9, 1887 - Dec 6, 1918

A Few Brief Facts 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:

DAVID HUBBARD STEELY—Died of disease. Died at sea, December 6th, 1918. Trained at Camp Travis, Texas and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Entered the service July 23d, 1918. Aged 31 years. Was a private. Body buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas. Was married. Left a wife. Belonged to Battery A, 127th Field Artillery. Address of deceased, Corsicana, Texas. Mother, Mrs. Matilda Steely, Corsicana, Texas.

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