I am looking for some help at the local level in finding out about William J. Crawford.
He was born in 1867 in Pennsylvania according to what records I can find, and married Olive M. Meek on 8/9/1888 in Belpre.They had 3 sons, Samuel Lewis, George Alvin and Herbert R.
He died 3/15/1896 in Belpre at 29 years old.
Working backwards, he is already dead in the 1900 census, the 1890 census doesn't exist for this area and in 1880 he was not not married.I don't know who his parents are or when he migrated to Ohio.Ohio didn't require death certificates until after 1903 or so.
I am assuming that a 29 year old died of perhaps an accident or illness.I have yet to find an obituary notice.Athens Messenger?