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Lieut Marcus Herbert Esterly
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1891
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1921
Kingston upon Hull, England

Lieutenant M. H. Esterly, USNRF, was born in the Youngstown suburb of Columbiana, Ohio, and designated Naval Aviator #2110 (heavier-than-air) in 1919. He had enlisted in the Navy in 1912 and had previous experience with lighter-than-air craft, transferring to the Naval Reserve Flying Corps in 1916.

Died as a result of the explosion of the dirigible ZR-2 (British designation R-38). LT Esterly was married to the former Miss Martha E. Ramsey (1895-1951) and left sons Marcus Jr. (1916-1979), DeWitt C. R. (1918-1969) and daughter Nancy Jane (Herndon, 1920-2001).

Funeral and burial service took place on Sept. 24, 1921. 
 
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 Parents:
  Aaron Esterly (1858 - 1936)
  Adella Henerita Bomisberger Esterly (1863 - 1942)
 
 Children:
  Dewitt C Esterly (1918 - 1969)*
 
 Sibling:
  Fred B. Esterly (1885 - 1977)*
  Marcus Herbert Esterly (1891 - 1921)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Martyr -- ZR-2 disaster, Hull, England
August 24, 1921
 
Burial:
Lake Park Cemetery
Youngstown
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Mike Weeks
Record added: Apr 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35926644
Lieut Marcus Herbert Esterly
Added by: Dianne C. Carman
 
Lieut Marcus Herbert Esterly
Added by: Dianne C. Carman
 
Lieut Marcus Herbert Esterly
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- Mike Weeks
 Added: Jun. 6, 2011
 
 
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