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CDR Edward W Sturdy

CDR Edward W Sturdy

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Jun 1898 (aged 50–51)
At Sea
Burial 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.
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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
11/07/2011

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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  • Created by: Thomas A Hawkins
  • Added: 16 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25306470
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CDR Edward W Sturdy (1847–6 Jun 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25306470, citing Key West Cemetery, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Thomas A Hawkins (contributor 46513232) .