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1.  Mary Foster13 was born on 28 Aug 1842 in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States.413 She was the child of Zebulon Foster and Caroline Ostrander.12

     Mary Foster was listed in the household of Zebulon Foster on the 1850 census in Warren County, Indiana. According to the census, Mary was 8 years old and born in Indiana..1415 Mary Foster was listed in the household of Zebulon Foster on the 1860 census in Warren County, Indiana. According to the census, Mary was 17 years old..16

     She married Washington Marion Crawford on 4 Mar 1860 in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States.8,12,1725

     On 3 Aug 1861.  Mary Crawford’s husband, Washington Marion Crawford, enlisted as a Sergeant in Company H of the 2nd Regiment of the New York Cavlary, also known as “Harris Light Horse”.26

     On on 18 Dec 1862, Ida Kate Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States.12

      On 22 Sep 1863, Mary Crawford’s husband, Washington Marion Crawford was captured at Liberty Milles in Orange County, Virginia. He was held prisoner at Belle Isle and Andersonville before being released in December of 1864..2627

     On on 15 Apr 1866, Judson Foster Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States.12 On on 10 Feb 1870, Carrie A Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States. On on 22 Dec 1871, Lida A Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States.12

     Mary Crawford was listed as the wife of Marion Crawford on the 1880 census in Warren County, Indiana. According to the census, Mary was 37 years old and born in Indiana..28 On on 29 Oct 1881, Nelson Garfield Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States.12

     She lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1884.12 M Crawford was listed as a 38 year old white female born in Indiana  in the household of M Crawford in the 1885 census living in Dodge City, Kansas. Also living in the household were Ida K Crawford, J. F. Crawford, C A. Crawford, L A Crawford and N G Crawofrd. Likely boarders included R Briggs, L A. Beardsley, Robt Findley, J. D. Roy and J. J. Edwards.29

     Mary witnessed the death of Carrie A Crawford on 20 Jul 1886 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.3038 She purchased Lot 37 of the Prairie Grove Cemetery Association in May 1889 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.3941

     She witnessed the death of Washington Marion Crawford on 23 Aug 1889 in Fort Dodge, Ford, Kansas, United States.12,19,23,35,40,4251 Mary lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States on 5 Sep 1889.52 She received pension for her husband’s service during the civil war on 23 Nov 1889 in Kansas.53 She  purchased a lot in Lewis Post No. 294 G.A. R. Cemetery on 24 Jan 1893 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.40

     Mary Crawford was listed as a 52 year old white female boardinghouse owner who was born in  Indiana on the 1895 Kansas census living in Dodge City. Also listed in the household were Lyda Crawford, a 23 year old female and Nelson Crawford, a 13 year old male. Boarders in the household included Edward Millard, Carrie Millard, Stanley Millard, Harry Leidigh and Fred Dawson.54 Mary registered to vote in 1897 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.55 In 1899 she operated a boarding house in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.56

     Mary Crawford was listed on the 1900 US Census as the head of household. According to the census, Mary was born Aug 1843 in Indiana. Thus she was 57 years old at the time. She was listed as a widow. Also living in the household was her son, Nelson Crawford.57 In Mar 1901, she was a member of the Home Missionary Society serving as president in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.58 In Aug 1901 Mary had rooms for rent at the corner of 2d Ave and Elm Street in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.59 She had two furnished rooms for rent on 2 Oct 1902 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.60 Mary Crawford was listed as a 62 year old female head of household who was born in Indiana on the 1905 Kansas census living in Dodge City, Kansas. Also living in the household was 21 year old Nelson Crawford. Probably boarders in the household were C M Sumwalt, Grace Sumwalt and Clare Sumwalt.61 She lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1906.62

     Mary  sold by warranty deed to Peter Hinemann for $2000 the SE 1/4 Sect 31 Twp 28 Range 26 on 18 Oct 1907 in Ford, Kansas, United States.40 She sold land being lot 6 of block 47 on 30 Jan 1909 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States to Nelson Garfield Crawford.40

     Mary Crawford was listed as a 67 year old widowed head of household who was born in Indiana on the 1910 census in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas. Also living in the household was a 24 year old female border, Mary Jones.63

     She witnessed the marriage of George James Allen and Bernice Crawford on 10 Nov 1911 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.6466

     Mary Crawford was listed as a 72 year old head of household who was born in Indiana on the 1915 Kansas census living in Dodge City, Kansas.6768 Mary lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1919.69 Mary Crawford was listed as a 77 year old widowed head of household who was born in Indiana on the 1920 census in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas. Mary Crawford was living at 911 Second Street. Also listed at that address were Charles and Leona Ramsey..7072

     She  visited West Lebanon, Indiana in Sep 1920.73

     She lived at 911 2nd in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1924.74 Mary Crawford as an 82 year old female head of household who was born in Indiana on the 1925 Kansas census living in Dodge City, Kansas.75

     Mary died on 21 Jan 1929 at the age of 86 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.6,1213,35,7682 She was buried on 23 Jan 1929 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.35,76,8384

        1. 1895 Kansas Census, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, Kansas state census, [CivilDivision], [ED], [PageID], [HouseholdID], [Person]; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : [AccessType] [AccessDate]); Kansas State Historical Society. [FileNumber]

        2. , 1905 Kansas State Census, , , . (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), Ford Co. page 43, line 1, dwelling #295, family #319 (Doc. #: CRAWFORD.CEN.006).

        3. 1925 Kansas Census, Ford County Kansas, [CivilDivision], [ED], [PageID] Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], [HouseholdID], [Person]; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : [AccessType] [AccessDate]). [FileNumber]

        4. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, Mary Crawford tombstone  (CRAWFORD.KS.150)

        5. Crawford, Mary, death certificate #229 880 (23 January 1929), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.

        6. Illustriana Kansas (: , 1933)

        7. Ancestry Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Mary Crawford.

        8. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 7.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

        9. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1925 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1925_49; Line: 28.

        10. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Roll: ks1915_88; Line: 27.

        11. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1895 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: v115_48; Line: 7.

        12. “Death Message,” Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 26 January 1929, page 11; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2019).

        13. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 19 December 2020), memorial for Mary Foster Crawford (1842-1929), Find a Grave Memorial no. #110358672, created by Marcia Philbrick, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Tim Tompkins, Mary Foster Crawford.

        14. 1850, Warren County Indiana, Population Schedule, Pike Township, Warren County, Indiana, Page 6 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], family 56, Zebulon Foster; digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432

        15. 1850, Warren County Indiana, Population Schedule, [CivilDivision:Abbrev], [ED], [PageID], [HouseholdID:Abbrev], [Person].[FileNumber]

        16. 1860 U.S. Census, Warren County, Indiana, population schedule, Jordan Township, Warren County, Indiana, page 23, household 161, Washington Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653

        17. Certified Copy of Marriage License, Warren County, Indiana, Washington M Crawford / Mary Foster.

        18. Indiana WPA, compiler, Index to Marriage Records Warren County, Indiana 1853-1920 (: , 1939), book 4, page 377 (Crawford.IN.042).

        19. “Warren Republican”, (Warren County Indiana), Obituary of Marian Crawford 5 Sept 1889;

        20. Marriage Record, (Crawford.IN.094).

        21. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 2005.

        22. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford (: U.S. Government), Affidavit of Cobrath Hall.

        23. Washington Marion Crawford family, The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments with the Apocrypha (Philadelphia: John Edwin Ptter, 1865); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS. Hereinafter cited as Family Bible Washington M. Crawford.

        24. “Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017), Washington Crawford.

        25. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (December 2018), Mary Foster.

        26. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford, (Crawford.Washington.Notebook).

        27. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford, Affidavit of James A Miller.

        28. 1880 U.S. Census, Williamsport, Warren, Indiana, population schedule, Washington Township, SD 4, ED 64, page 20 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 223, Marion Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2016); NARA microfilm publication T9

        29. 1885 Kansas State Census, Ford County, Kansas, Kansas state census, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, Page 23, household 6, M Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); Kansas State Historical Society

        30. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, Carrie A. Crawford tombstone  (CRAWFORD.Washington.NOTEBOOK).

        31. Obituary, Dodge City Democrat, Dodge City, KS, 24 July 1886, Page 3, col 3, (Doc. #: Crawford.KS.015).

        32. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, (Doc. Crawford.KS.151).

        33. “Miss Carrie Crawford …,” digital image, Dodge City Times (Dodge City, Kansas), 22 July 1886; digital image, Chronicling America (chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : viewed online April 2017).

        34. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online November 2016), memorial for Carrie A. Crawford (?-1886), Find a Grave Memorial no. #112673752,

        35. Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

        36. “Dust to Dust,” obituary Carrie Crawford, Dodge City Times (Dodge City, Kansas), 27 July 1886, page 5; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online April 2018).

        37. “Miss Carrie Crawford,” page 4.

        38. “Dust to Dust,” The Dodge City Globe (Dodge City, Kansas), 27 July 1886, page 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

        39. “Real Esate Transfers,” page 2.

        40. Ford County Kansas, , [VolumePage]; [ItemOfInterest], [RecordDate]; Register of Deeds, Dodge City Kansas.

        41. , “”, Treesearcher : April 1967, vol. 9 no. 2.

        42. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, Marion Crawford tombstone  (CRAWFORD.Washington.NOTEBOOK).

        43. Dropped Dead, Ford County Republican, Dodge City, Kansas, Aug 21 1889, Aug. 21, 1889, vol. 3 no. 43,.

        44. Obituary, Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 29 Aug 1889, 5, col. 4 (Crawford.Washington.Notebook).

        45. Report of Coroner’s Inquest in death of Washington M. Crawford: Report of Coroner’s Inquest (Crawford.Washington.Notebook), (23 Aug 1889). Hereinafter cited as Coroner’s Inquest Death of Washington M. Crawford.

        46. “United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004763357_00251?cc=1913388 : accessed 12 February 2016), Cooper, A. D. – Dery, Edward > image 251 of 876; citing NARA microfilm publication M1845 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

        47. Resolution, Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 29 Aug 1889, 5, (Crawford.Washington.Notebook).

        48. Ancestry.com, Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904 (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007), The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903; NAI Number: 616171; Record Group: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General; Record Group Number: 92; Series Number: M1845; Roll: 5.

        49. “Mustered Out,” The National Tribune (Washington, District of Columbia), 17 October 1889; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online February 2019).

        50. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online March 2019), memorial for Washington Marion Crawford (1838-1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. #110358581,

        51. Ford County Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), 21 August 1889, page 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

        52. “Zebulon Foster,” Obituary, The Warren Republican,  (Warren County, Indiana), 19 September 1889; Public Member Story, kygranny_1, submitter,  linked to Zebulon Foster, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com,  posted 31 Jan 2012.

        53. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Crawford, Mary, 1889 Nov 23; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018).

        54. 1895 Kansas Census, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, Kansas state census, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, page 34, household 266, Mrs Mary Crawford.

        55. “Voters Register, 1886-1902,” ; microfilm, page 27; Records of the City of Dodge City, Kansas 1875-1928; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. 1897 Ladies.

        56. “Local Brevities,” The Globe-Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), 26 January 1899, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online April 2018).

        57. 1900 U.S. Census, Warren County, Indiana, population schedule, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, ED 49, Sheet 1B Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 273, Mary Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T623

        58. [ArticleTitle], Dodge City Globe Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), Dodge City, Kansas, [Date], [Page], 14 March 1901 page 5 col. 4 (Crawford.KS.129).

        59. “Local,” The Globe-Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), 29 August 1901, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online April 2018).

        60. Local News, Dodge City Globe Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), Dodge City, Kansas, October 2, 1902, page 5, (Doc. #: CRAWFORD.KS.139).

        61. 1905 Kansas State Census, Ford County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], image 28 of 42, Mary Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : vieewd online October 2017); Kansas State Historical Society

        62. “Watseka Republican”, (Watseka, Illinois), “Obituary of Mrs. Harriet Foster Fleming” 7 March 1906;

        63. 1910 U.S. Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, Ward 3, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, Ed 46, sheet 11B, household 16, Mary Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017); NARA microfilm publication T624

        64. Crawford, Judson F., Judson F. Crawford Family Bible (: , ); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, photocopy in Crawford.Washington.Notebook. Hereinafter cited as Family Bible Judson F. Crawford.

        65. Dodge City Globe Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), Dodge City, Kansas, 16 Nov 1911, page 5, col. 1 (Doc. #: Crawford.KS.013).

        66. Ford County Kansas Marriage Records: License Book 1903-1912 p447 / Affidavit Book C p 447, Ford County Clerk, Dodge City, Kansas

        67. Dodge City Directory (: ), 1915-1916 Vol. 1, p.39

        68. 1915 Kansas State Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, page 33 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 254, Crawford Mary; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017); Kansas State Historical Society

        69. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, [ItemofInterest], [RecordDate]; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : [AccessType] [AccessDate]). Original Source: Kansas State Board of Agriculture.

        70. , Etrick’s Directory of Ford County 1920 (Dodge City, Kansas: Etrick Printery, 1920), ; digital image, Heritage Quest (interactive.ancestryheritagequest.com : accessed ). (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), viewed online; September 2016; 27; Crawford.

        71. 1920 U.S. Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, ED 55, sheet 5B Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 127, Mary Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625

        72. “Injury Fatal to M. R. Crawford”, Dodge City Journal, (Dodge City Kansas), 29 July 1920, p. 1 col. 1; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.

        73. “Local News,” West Lebanon Gazette (West Lebanon, Indiana), 30 September 1929, page 1; digital image, Newspaper Archives (www.newspaperarchive.com : viewed online August 2019).

        74. Ford County (Kansas) Directory (: , ), 1924, City of Dodge City (Doc. #: Crawford.KS.008).2

        75. 1925 Kansas Census, Ford County Kansas, Dodge City, page 4 (image 92 of 202), 911 2nd, Mary Crawford.

        76. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, Mary Crawford tombstone  (CRAWFORD.KS.151).

        77. Dodge City Daily Globe, , “Funeral Wednesday for Mrs. Crawford” 22Jan 1929, page 1, col. 3.

        78. [Name], [Jurisdiction] death certificate [CertificateNo] ([Date]).

        79. Hulpieu Swaim Funeral Home Records [Dodge City, Kansas] (: ), 1926-1930  (Crawford.KS.075)

        80. “Dodge City Journal”, (Dodge City, Kansas), “Mr. Mary Crawford, Pioneer Is Dead,” 24 Jan 1929;

        81. “Death Comes Suddenly to Mother of Dodge Postmaster,” obituary, Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Kansas), 22 January 1929; online image, MyHeritage (www.myheritage.com : viewed online May 2016).

        82. “Attica,”  Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 28 January 1929, page 7; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2019).

        83. Computer Printout for Maple Grove Cemetery (Dodge City, KS: Dodge City, Kansas, 5/29/1985), Record #13017 Z2, Lot 7 Block 60 WGAR (Crawford.KS.080)

        84. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for Mary Foster Crawford (1842-1929), Find a Grave Memorial no. #110358672,

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