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
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
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.
PRIVATE ARMY VETERINARY
EVACUATION SECTION 3
FEB 9, 1896 - JAN 19, 1919
Rose Hill Cemetery,
Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX