STITH, DONALD CHESTER
Donald Chester Stith, Confederate veteran, was born in present day Smyrna, Turkey (then a part of the Ottoman Empire) on July 21, 1829, to American parents. Upon his return to the United States, he graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1850, and was in the United States Army until the outbreak of the Civil War. During the War, Stith served as a colonel on the staff of General S. D. Lee of northern Virginia.
Upon coming to Texas in 1877, he settled in Johnson County where he was a teacher and an Episcopalian. On June 18, 1894, he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, Travis County, Texas. The Medical Board released him from the Home on May 15, 1895, but he was readmitted on November 5, 1896. Stith died March 18, 1920, at the age of 91, and was buried that same day in the Texas State Cemetery.
Texas State Cemetery
Plot: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 Row:Q Number:9
Created by: Bev
Record added: Apr 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10798687
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