Henry F Crawford
Every five years or so I have posted information regarding my Crawford line with no, or little information responded to. Here it is again. Please read it,. Maybe it will spark a memory of someone in this family and there may be a connection.
Thanks before hand. It will be appreciated.
Thanks, Pam in Idaho
I posted the following message in 2001. I am hoping there are new reserchers who might have a connection to him. THanks, Pam
Henry Folca Crawford b. 09/29/1811 in???? d.11/11/1886, Hancock Co. Illinois.
Married: Wife #1: Maria Catherine Stuller. Carroll County Ohio (b. Maine)
Methias (b. 1833)
Nathanial (b. 1835)
Ruben (b. 1837)
William Henry (b.1839)
Nancy (b. 1841) married Charles Burlington
Eliza (b. 1843) married Baum
James (b. 1846)
Census in Hancock County, Hamilton, township of Montebello
Married on: 5-3-1862 In Hamilton IL.
Wife#2: Sarah Jane White (b.1845 N.Y.)
Henry Parker (b.1858) brought to the family with Sarah
Olive Belle (b.1862) m. William Swigelson
Sarah Rebecca (b.1864 d. 1929) (sadie) m. Edward Moxely
John Harrison (b.1864 d. 1927) m. Amanda Florence Dennis(b.1858 d.1923)
(Abraham) Lincoln (b.1868)
Edith Jeanetta. (b.1870)m. Moses Baum
Cora Martha Crawford, born 1874; died 1909. married John W. Harrison October 21, 1891 in Hancock County, Illinois, son of William Harrison and Maria Kirkendall. He was born 1860, and died 1941.
Albert (b.10-11-1878 d. 02-14-1881)
Ernest (b.1880) never married
Jacob R.( b.1883 d.1953)
Crawford, John H.
one of the substantial business men of Hamilton, and one of its most
prominent citizens, was born October, 5, 1864, a son of Henry F. and Sarah
J. (white) Crawford, the latter being the second wife of Henry F. Crawford.
He was born (Henry) August 9, 1809, and died November 11, 1885, while she
(Sarah) was born April 5th, 1842 and died in January, 1915. The paternal
grandfather, a native of Virginia, moved to Ohio, and there he reared his
family, and died. Henry F. Crawford left Ohio for southern Illinois, when he
was eighteen years old, and located in Wayne County, where he was first
married, and by that union had nine children, of whom two survive to date,
namely: Reuben and Nancy, who is Mrs. Charles Burlingame, both live at
Albion, Edwards Co. Illinois. By his second marriage Henry had seven sons,
and four daughters, of whom three sons and daughters survive, namely :
Ernest, who lives at Beaver Oklahoma, Jacob R. who lives in Montana, Olive,
who is Mrs. William Swigelson, lives at Keokuk, Iowa, Sadie who is Mrs.
Edward Moxley, lives in Boulder Colorado, Jennie who is Mrs. Moses Baum
lives at Quincy, Ill. and John H.
The maternal grandparents were natives of New York who came west to Michigan
and inn 1853 , located to Hancock County, spending the remainder of their
years there. Their names were John and Susan J. (Rogers) White.
John Crawford began to be self supporting after his father's death, first as
a farm hand and dairy helper, and later as a carpenter and wagon maker,
working at his trades some years with contractors. He then was yard
salesman in a lumber yard, and for four years was engaged in the dairy
business, when in 1907 he opened his present popular restaurant at Hamilton,
and has since been engaged in conducting it.
On September 9, 1897, Mr. Crawford was married to Mrs. Florence A. Dennis,
widow of Charles Edward Dennis and a daughter of William and Sarah S.
(Irwin) Moore. By her first marriage she had a son Fredrick W. Dennis of
Hamilton, who married Bertha Prouty, of Keokuk, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs.. Crawford
have no children.
Mr. Crawford is a Democrat and served as alderman of the old Third Ward of
Hamilton 1892-1901. After Hamilton adopted the commission form of
government, was city commissioner for two years, from 1913-1915. In 1912 he
was elected a justice of the peace, and still holds that office. He belongs
to the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he is a trustee and chairman of
the official board. His fraternal affiliations are with the Hamilton Lodge
No. 697. I.O.O.F. in which he has passed all the chairs. He compiled the
first ordinance revision that was ever published in 18895, which remained in
effect until 1913,, when the commission form of government was adopted.
This action necessitated a vast amount of research of the records, and
hunting for others that had been lost, and in this work and the ordinance
revision of 1913. Mr. Crawford did signally valuable service as a member of
the revision committee.
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