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In Memory Of David S. Crowley
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: January 01, 2005 at 13:44:11
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The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, August 29, 1907

On Wednesday, August 14, 1907, our comrade, DAVID S. CROWLEY, was mustered
into the ranks of the army of the immortals, and on Saturday, the 17th, his
body was laid in the tomb in Chariton Cemetery, with the solemn rights of
the Grand Army of the Republic. It is highly proper for his late comrades
now to pause and take note of the chief events in his career, and give
expression to their sense of loss and their high appreciation of his
fidelity, both as citizen and soldier of the republic.

DAVID S. CROWLEY was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1832, and died
near West Plains, Mo., at the age of seventy-five years. He was married to
MISS ANNIE E.N. HENRY at Brookville, Indiana, Sept. 27, 1866. His wife and
seven children, four sons and three daughters, survive him. He came to
Lucas County, Iowa in 1849, where he has resided most of the time, until two
years ago, when he moved to Missouri. He was in the Rocky Mountain region
seeking for gold, when the news reached his camp that the flag was fired
upon. He said to his fellow gold seekers, "I am going back to Iowa to
volunteer, if the flag is going down I'm going down with it." He returned
to Chariton and enlisted in Co. K, 34 Iowa, on Aug. 9, 1862, as a private.
On the reorganization of the regiment, in 1864, he was transferred to Co. A,
and made its first corporal. He served with that company to the close of
the war and was mustered out with his regiment. Some of us who served with
him take pleasure in testifying to his unswerving loyalty to duty and
faithful service in every position in which he was placed. After the close
of the war he returned to Lucas County, where, by close attention to his
business of farming, he was highly successful. He was modest to a fault,
peaceable, quiet and unassuming, yet scrupulously careful to perform every
duty toward his family and the communities where he resided. On the 18th of
December, 1885, he became a member of Iseminger Post, No. 18, Department of
Iowa, G.A.R., in which he remained an active member until advancing years
caused him, like many others, to cease attending its meetings. Iseminger
Post hereby extends to his bereaved family sincere sympathy in their
bereavement, with our congratulations that they have come into the
inheritance of so true and worthy a life.

Be it resolved -- That this memorial be spread upon our records and that a
copy be presented to the surviving widow and children of our deceased

Com.: Warren S. Dungan
John O. Coles
Luther Douglass
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
January 1, 2005

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