In Memory - WWI
Historical Marker
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Location: Jester Park, Corsicana, Texas

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
NAVARRO COUNTY TEXAS
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR
1914 - 1918

Charles B. Johnson
Isaiah D. Adams
Perry A. Allison
Leroy Andrews
Frank C. Benson
William A. Bolt
Van G. Clark
Buster Cranford (Col.)
Samuel Crouch
Luther E. Dickey
Walter E. Ellis
Clyde Fetty
Egbert P. C. Fulton
Robert B. Gilbreath
Stephen A. Graves
Willie Greer
Samuel Jackson
Jesse B. Jones
Lewis Wiggins
James O. Johnson
William V. Keel
Arthur C. Loper
Lewis A. Lynch
Arnold McElroy
Benjamin McGehee
Louis C. Morris
Walter Phillips
Joe Pool
Charles Sowell
David H. Steely
David E. Stockman
Lonnie Suggs
George L. Vinson
Robert H. Wasson
Watt E. Waters
Oscar Wilson

 

MEMORIAL PLANS GIVEN ENDORSEMENT OF EDUCATOR
The following letter of endorsement plans of the Corsicana Lions Club is well worth reading and pondering by those who have not yet contributed to the fund for its erection.
Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana, Texas
  Dear Sirs, It is a pleasure to have the privilege of endorsing the movement  of providing a memorial for the solders who lost their lives in the World  War representing in our army Navarro county.  What they did, and the  price which they paid was so much more than the best appreciation which we can show that everyone  of us should have some part in this testimonial of regard for the men and their deeds
Hundreds of Children in the Corsicana Public Schools in the Corsicana Public Schools have contributed to the fund. It is a pleasure for me to add my own contribution in theirs.
Yours very sincerely, H. D. Fillers.
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Soldiers Memorial Fund
Previous Reported ..... $530.00
E. W. Ellis .... $5.00
J. S. Murchison ... 5.00
   Pupils -
High School .... 15.18
Jr. High School ... 3.41
Sam Houston ... 9.00
Robert E. Lee ... 17.35
Wm. B. Travis ... 4.55
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Total ............    589.49

The Corsicana Daily Sun, Wednesday, April 17, 1929

 

 

Letha Alyne (Poole) Norman [left} & Willie Dean (Poole) Bickers [right],
sitting in front of the WWI memorial at Jester park, Corsicana, TX
Submitted by Edward L. Williams

 

Notes:

  • UCD chapter gave 100.00 towards the marker. The only other 100.00 donation was from the Jewish women, most were 1.00 or 5.00.
    Info from Dana Stubbs

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