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CDR Edward W Sturdy
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Birth: 1847
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1898, At Sea

The United States collier Pompeii, formerly British steamer Harlech, arrived at Key West Tuesday from Norfolk, Va., with her commander, E. W. Sturdy, dead on board, and lieutenant K. C. Norton in charge of the ship.
Commander Sturdy was not feeling well when Pompeii sailed on last Friday evening. He was taken sick off Cape Henry soon afterwards, became unconscious and died Monday. There was no physician on board. He was a native of Maine, Fifty-one years of age and had been in the service thirty-six years. The family of the deceased live at Annapolis.
Commander Sturdy was buried at Key West Tuesday afternoon with military honors.
Taken from the Dallas New Era, June 10th 1898 Issue. (Dallas, Georgia)
Added by: Justmare59

E W (Edwin or Edward) is listed in the 1850 (Edwin W) & 1860 (Edward W) census as the son of Joseph E (1820 MA) & Rhoda A (1820 NY) Sturdy. He is also listed as a midshipman at the US Naval Academy 1862-1866 (Note: he had difficulty maintaining a clean student disciplinary record)
Brother of:
Cyrus A (Abt 1845 MA)
Albert R (Abt 1852 ME)
George H (Abt 1853 ME)
Roff (Abt Feb 1860 ME)
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  Joseph E Sturdy (1820 - 1904)
Key West Cemetery
Key West
Monroe County
Florida, USA
Plot: The U.S. Navy Plot, which was dedicated on December 11, 1898, contains as its centerpiece a bronze sailor in a Spanish-American War uniform. The monument, paid for by citizens of Key West in memory of sailors killed in Havana, was unveiled on March 15, 1900.
Created by: Thomas A Hawkins
Record added: Mar 16, 2008
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CDR Edward W Sturdy
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CDR Edward W Sturdy
Added by: Thomas A Hawkins
CDR Edward W Sturdy
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Commander, We are thankful for your service from the Civil War until your untimely demise during the Spanish American War.R.I.P. Comrade
- Thomas A Hawkins
 Added: Nov. 7, 2011

- PaperTrailer
 Added: Nov. 7, 2011

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