WWI Snapshot: Horace Dale Glover 1898-1948

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Horace Dale Glover was living in Southport, NC, when he enlisted in the US Navy at the Recruiting Station in Wilmington, NC, on November 20, 1917. On February 4, 1918, he was appointed officer, serving until December 19, 1919.

He also served in World War II as a Merchant Marine.

This photo is from his Application for Seaman’s Certificate of American Citizenship, August 1921. [Source: Ancestry]

His current address was Southport, NC, but the application was entered from New Orleans for a position as 3rd Mate on the SS Maiden Creek.

Horace Dale Glover died suddenly of a heart attack in 1948. His obituary is shown below. The location of his gravesite in New Orleans is unknown. No headstone application for military veterans was found.

Source: Fort Lauderdale News, 7 May 1948, p.12
Capt, H.D. Glover Dies Suddenly In New Orleans
Memorial services were to be held this afternoon in All Saints Episcopal church for Horace D. Glover, 49, 1117 NE Second st,. a Merchant Marine captain who was found dead Thursday by a maid in a New Orleans hotel. Burial will be in New Orlanes.

Capt. Glover’s wife, Mrs. Edith Price Glover who returned here a week ago after visiting him for two weeks in New Orleans, was notified that Dr. Philip Montelepre, assistant Orleans parish coroner, said Capt. Glover had been dead about two days when the body was found. Death was due to a heart attack.

Mrs. Glover said her husband telephoned her Tuesday night shortly after returning to New Orleans from Beaumont, Tex., where he had sailed a decommissioned ship. Death probably occurred soon afterward.

After a vacation, extended by illness, Capt. Glover left here March 6 for New Orleans to captain U.S. maritime commission ships stripped at New Orleans and sailed to Texas ports where they were laid up.

Capt. Glover served as a naval officer in World War I and in the Merchant Marine in World War II. He had been a merchant ship captain for 20 years.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Dale, 12, a pupil at East Side school and a daughter, Aletta, 16, who attends Ft. Lauderdale high school. The family moved here six years ago.

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