W.H. Steckley death notice 1924
V. H. STECKLEY IS DEAD, AGED 86 Civil War Veteran Succumbs at Home of Daughter in City William H. Steckley, aged 8C years, a Civil War veteran, died at the home :of his daughter, Mrs. G. W. Fairchilds, 1543 Fulton street, this morning. One of the oldest members of Post 58, G. A. R., of this city, Mr. Steckley carried a service record of over three years during the period of the Civil yar, and bore the scars of three wounds suffered in a battle of Pocotatigs, South Carolina, on October 23, 1862. The injuries sustained sustained at that time, to the right elbow elbow and both thighs, were responsible responsible for his confinement in a hospital hospital for more than three months. He first enlisted with Company E, Fifteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and after serving out his time with that organization, re - enHsted with Company H, of the Seventy - Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Volunteers. Death resulted from conditions incident incident to old age. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Fairchilds, and one sister, Mrs. Mary E. Bickel, of Dauphin. Mr. Steckley was engaged in three trades during the major portion of his life, his principal occupation being being that of a bridge builder. He was also a carpenter and a painter. Funeral services will be held Fri - day afternoon at 1.30 o'clock at the Fairchilds residence. Burial will be at Dauphin. The body may bs viewed at 1543 Fulton street from 7 to 9 o'clock Thursday night.