Friday Finds

From my paper research for the CRAWFORD family in Kansas.

Ford County Kansas
Registrar Office
Basement (from when in old building)

Large Black bound — no outside markings

Record of Teachers’ Examination
Ford County, Kansas
E D Webb, County Superintendent, August 1896

Lyda A. Crawford
Age 24
Dodge City P.O.
mos attended normal inst. — 7
Mos. taught — 31
grade of certificate — 2

Orthography – 93 1/2
Reading 86
Penmanship 97
Physiology and Hygiene 87
Arithmetic 93
English Grammar 93
US History 96
US Constitution 84
Theory and Practice 92
Bookkeeping 95
Natural Philosophy 80

Average 91 3/8

Grade Certificate Issued — 1


Roberta Adell Briles Crawford

Roberta Adell Briles Crawford was born June 20, 1930 in Buffalo, Kansas. She was the daughter of Edward Osmund and Pauline (Mentzer) Briles.

Roberta passed away at Sunrise of Lenexa in Lenexa, Kansas on January 9, 2022.

Roberta graduated from Emporia High School in 1948. She attended Kansas State Teachers College where she was a member and president of the Delta Sigma Epsilon sorority.

Roberta married Eugene David Crawford on June 9, 1951 in Emporia. Starting in 1955, Roberta and Eugene lived in Dodge City. While living in Dodge City, they were active members of the First United Methodist Church. The family moved from Dodge City to Lincoln, Nebraska and then to Emporia, Kansas.

Roberta started her career as a medical transcriptionist at the Dodge City Medical Center. Shortly after moving to Emporia, Kansas, Roberta joined the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital as a medical secretary, later becoming the Director of the Medical Records department. In October 1973, Roberta completed requirements for certification as an Accredited Record Technician. As a medical secretary, Roberta was a member of the Kansas Medical Record Association and served as treasurer in 1974.

After two of her children had completed college, Roberta joined her youngest as a college student and completed her college degree, graduating from Emporia State University in 1978.

Roberta and Eugene were long time members of St. Marks Lutheran Church in Emporia

After retiring, Eugene and Roberta became full time RVers wintering in Honda, Texas. They were active members of the Southwinders Association.

Roberta is survived by her three children: Marcia (Mike) Philbrick of Seneca, David (Kathy) Crawford of Blue Rapids, and Terry (Tina) Crawford of Shawnee; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Roberta was preceded in death by her husband in 2006, infant son, Duane Crawford in 1953 and her siblings.

Roberta has been cremated. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to Emporia State University. Please direct your gift to the Eugene D. Crawford and Leon R. Crawford II Memorial Scholarship in memory of Roberta Crawford. Gifts may be made directly to Emporia State University Foundation, 1500 Highland Street, Emporia, KS 66801.

Friday Finds

Do you have folders full of research notes you’ve taken over the years? If so, are they well organized to that you can easily find them again? I do have lots of folders full of scanned documents. However, I doubt that I could easily find information in some of those folders.

When I scanned the documents in my filing cabinets, I named the scanned file with the filing code on the document. That code was based on a system recommended by Bill Dollarhide. With that system, my folders were divided by surname and state. Thus, I had Kansas, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia folders for my Crawford research. Within each folder, the documents were numbered. Thus a document in the Kansas folder would have a filing code of Crawford.KS.xxx where the xxx represent the number of the document. When the document was sourced in The Master Genealogist, I included the filing code with the source.

When I transitioned from The Master Genealogist to RootsMagic, I was using more digital sources. In the process I found a need for better organization and better file names. Even though my recent research uses a better naming and organization scheme, I still have that older research with poor file names.

A consultant recommended that I go back thru my older research since I could have information buried in those files to help me break thru my Crawford brick wall. Thus, I’m going to spend some time in 2022 going thru those poorly named files and renaming them. And on Fridays, I’m going to share some of my finds via ‘Friday Finds’ blog posts.

Today’s “find” is a handwritten transcription of an obituary for James H. Crawford from the Journal-Democrat in Dodge City.

The Journal-Democrat
Friday July 10, 1908
page 4 col 6

Pioneer Citizen Sleeps into Peaceful Death
J. H. Crawford, pioneer citizen of Ford County died at the hospital Wed afternoon. Mr. Crawford has been seriously sick for some weeks and was brought to the hospital that he might have the best of care. Tues. evening he dropped into a quiet sleep from which the attendants could not arouse him and Wed. afternoon the spirit took its flight.
Mr. Crawford came to Dodge City in 1878 adn settled on a claim northwest of town. After proving up he came to the city and entered mercantile life till 1898 when he sold his business interests to P.M. Imel. Since that time he has lived with his daughter, Mrs. Robt. Hazelton on his farm south of the city
Six children are left to mourn, John, Abraham, Clay and Clara live in Colorado. William is a resident of Arizona. Mrs. Hazelton is the only resident of the community.
The funeral services were held form the Methodist Church this afternoon at 2 o’clock. It was Mr. Crawford last express wish that Dr. Vaughn should preach the funeral sermon, “just a plain ‘Uncle Jimmy’ Crawford funeral” was what he wished. Three children from Colorado arrived for the funeral: John, Clay and Clara.

Since the state of Kansas is working on digitizing their newspaper collection, I now have access to digital copies of the Dodge City papers from this time period. Thus, I not only have my handwritten transcription but can also obtain an image of the obituary.

Going thru these files will likely be a slow process, especially if I stop and find the same source in today’s online resources.

My Surnames

Generation 3

4. Leon Russel Crawford-9785: born 6 February 1894 in Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States; married 24 December 1919 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States; died 3 October 1976 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

5. Winnie Letha Currey-9786: born 30 June 1903 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States; died 11 February 1992 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

6. Edward Osmond Briles-9795: born 21 June 1891 in Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States; married 29 October 1915 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 28 May 1956 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

7. Pauline Edith Mentzer-9796: born 28 March 1896 in Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 16 July 1984 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

Generation 4

8. Judson Foster Crawford-177: born 15 April 1866 in Warren, Indiana, United States; married 24 December 1890 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States; died 19 February 1949 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

9. Josie Winifred Hammond-178: born 9 February 1874 in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States; died 27 September 1954 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

10. Hiram Miles Currey-502: born 23 October 1866 in Missouri, United States; married 13 May 1891 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States; died 15 September 1943 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

11. Winifred Mae “Winnie” Hutchinson-503: born 6 May 1871 in Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States; died 23 September 1913 in Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States.

12. Edward Grant Briles-2065: born 18 July 1869 in Coffey, Kansas, United States; married 19 February 1890 in Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 23 July 1951 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

13. Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts-2707: born 7 April 1868 in Clinton, Indiana, United States; died 28 April 1947 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

14. Charles Oliver Mentzer-1709: born 1 July 1869 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States; married 18 October 1893 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 15 August 1955 in Newman Hospital, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

15. Nettie Adell Wells-1710: born 5 February 1873 in Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 9 February 1939 in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

Generation 5

16. Washington Marion Crawford-190: born 21 April 1838 in Warren, Indiana, United States; married 4 March 1860 in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States; died 23 August 1889 in Fort Dodge, Ford, Kansas, United States.

17. Mary Foster-191: born 28 August 1842 in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States; died 21 January 1929 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

18. Richmond Fisk Hammond-221: born 20 November 1840 in Licking, Ohio, United States; married 1 January 1867 in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States; died 8 April 1928 in Soldier’s Home, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California, United States.

19. Sarah Ellen Ralston-222: born 11 May 1849 in Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States; died 18 October 1892 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

20. Hiram M. Currey-515: born 13 August 1835 in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States; married 3 August 1856 in Weston, Platte, Missouri, United States; died 2 March 1901 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

21. Angelina Jane Burke-516: born 30 October 1836 in Kentucky, United States; died 26 March 1901 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

22. Albert Hutchinson-520: born about 1838 in Northhampton, Fulton County, New York; married 14 September 1859 in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States; died 22 July 1896 in Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States.

23. Julia Harding-521: born 1840 in New Brunswick, Canada; died 4 January 1892 in Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States.

24. Noah Washington Briles-2055: born 1840 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States; married 9 August 1866 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States; died 14 July 1879 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.

25. Sarah Jane Thompson-2056: born 7 August 1843 in Warrick, Indiana, United States; died 17 August 1930 in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States.

26. James Marshall Ricketts-2733: born 28 November 1847 in Clinton, Indiana, United States; married 12 July 1866 in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States; died 28 November 1920 in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

27. Rachel Elmeda Christy-2734: born 28 April 1845 in Clinton, Indiana, United States; died 27 January 1927 in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States.

28. George Mentzer-1694: born 12 June 1838 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married 1 January 1868 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States; died 19 January 1912 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

29. Emeline Minnick-1695: born 26 August 1848 in Pittsburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; died 13 September 1927 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.

30. Thurston Kennedy Wells-1701: born 26 February 1821 in Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States; married 20 March 1861 in Van Buren, Iowa, United States; died 3 June 1893 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.

31. Salome Adell Crandall-1702: born 24 June 1836 in Ohio, Kentucky, United States; died 30 August 1893 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.

Generation 6

32. Nelson G. Crawford-199: born 17 October 1808 in Preble, Ohio, United States; married 3 September 1833 in Warren, Indiana, United States; died 21 March 1864 in Warren, Indiana, United States.

33. Martha Smith-200: born 3 August 1815 in Indiana, United States; died 1 August 1871 in Warren, Indiana, United States.

34. Zebulon Foster-214: born 19 August 1808 in Pike, Ohio, United States; married 14 February 1833 in Pike, Ohio, United States; died 5 September 1889 in Warren, Indiana, United States.

35. Caroline Ostrander-215: born 23 March 1814 in Ross, Ohio, United States; died 3 June 1871 in Warren, Indiana, United States.

36. Horatio Hammond-223: born 24 October 1798 in Connecticut, United States; married 14 April 1825 in Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States; died 7 November 1879 in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States.

37. Louisa Fisk-224: born 5 August 1806 in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States; died 17 August 1874 in Ontario, Knox, Illinois, United States.

38. James Barr Ralston-1232: born 20 December 1811 in Pennsylvania, United States; married about 1836 in Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States; died 4 July 1904 in Grundy, Iowa, United States.

39. Nancy Jane McCormick-1233: born 15 October 1818 in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States; died 3 November 1907 in Grundy, Iowa, United States.

40. Hiram M. Currey-517: born about 1787; married 28 September 1824 in Edgar, Edgar, Illinois, United States.

41. Rachel Harris-1278: died before 28 March 1842.

42. Henry F. Burke-518: born 30 April 1811; married 22 October 1835 in Monroe, Kentucky, United States; died 30 October 1845 in Weston, Platte, Missouri, United States.

43. Elizabeth Ann Bland-519: born 25 December 1813; died before 5 May 1876 in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States.

44. Aaron Hutchinson-10394: born 1803 in Smyrna, Chenango County New York; died 28 March 1837 in New York, New York, United States.

45. Sarah Merry-10395: born 1813; died 6 March 1845 in New York, New York, United States.

46. William Gillies Harding-560: born about 1803 in New Brunswick, Canada; married 16 September 1830 in Westfield Parish, Kings, New Brunswick; died 15 August 1865 in Mount Vernon Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

47. Elizabeth Fowler-10029: born 1804 in Westfield Parish, Kings, New Brunswick; died 29 January 1846 in Westfield Parish, Kings, New Brunswick.

48. Alexander Briles-2059: born 14 March 1817 in North Carolina, United States; married 2 August 1836 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States; died 14 January 1900 in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States.

49. Sarah Rush-2060: born 1816 in North Carolina, United States; died 2 September 1872 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.

50. William Taylor Thompson-2064: born 29 December 1820 in Ohio, Kentucky, United States; married 30 October 1842 in Warrick, Indiana, United States; died 12 September 1898.

51. Polly Ann Evans-4511: born 25 July 1821 in Indiana, United States; died 14 April 1896 in Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States.

52. John Lewis Ricketts-2735: born 22 November 1812 in Fleming, Kentucky, United States; married 3 December 1846 in Clinton, Indiana, United States; died 23 December 1888 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.

53. Orilda Matilda Reed-2736: born 20 January 1828 in Jennings, Indiana, United States; died 28 June 1900 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.

54. Samuel Christy-7734: born 11 September 1819 in Indiana, United States; married 3 March 1842 in Fayette, Ohio, United States; died 24 March 1904 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.

55. Lyda Gallimore-7735: born 25 March 1824 in Ohio, Kentucky, United States; died 1 February 1864 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.

56. Phillip Andrew Mentzer-1697: born about March 1793; married 23 May 1816; died 19 December 1845 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

57. Orinda Miles-1698: born 14 January 1798 in Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; died 18 October 1861 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

58. John Minnick-1696: born 22 June 1822 in Pennsylvania, United States; married before 1850; died 21 April 1903 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.

59. Elizabeth Mary Jones-1806: born about 1816 in Pennsylvania, United States; died 20 July 1869 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.

60. Ozias Wells-1833: born 15 May 1796 in Northampton, Fulton County, New York; married 18 March 1818 in Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States; died 5 August 1832 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

61. Mary Kennedy-1834: born 21 February 1799 in Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, United States; died 23 March 1885 in Kalamo, Eaton, Michigan, United States.

62. Lewis Crandall-1796: born 19 August 1807 in prob Genesee County, New York; married; died March 1852 in Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

63. Almira Nafus-4939: died before 1846.

Generation 7

64. James Crawford-219: born 17 April 1772 in Virginia, British Colonial America; married 12 September 1799 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States; died 5 July 1854 in Preble, Ohio, United States.

65. Sarah “Sally” Smith-1441: born 25 February 1770 in Virginia, United States; died 2 May 1856 in Preble, Ohio, United States.

66. _____ Smith-5399: married.

67. Hannah _____-5398: born 24 September 1790; died 10 May 1847 in Warren, Indiana, United States.

68. Richard Foster-216: born 1 July 1779 in Maryland, United States; married 26 February 1801 in Frederick, Maryland, United States; died 7 June 1831 in Pike, Ohio, United States.

69. Rachel Browning-217: born 17 June 1780 in Maryland, United States; died 23 March 1858 in Pike, Ohio, United States.

70. Dr. Edward Ostrander-5427: born 22 November 1769 in Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States; married 1796 in New York, New York, United States; died after 3 May 1835 in Kingston, Ross, Ohio, United States.

71. Margaret Forbes-5428: born 30 May 1772 in Rensselaer, Rensselaer, New York, United States; died 8 August 1824 in Green Township, Ohio.

72. Jason Hammond-226: born 1 February 1762 in Bolton, Tolland, Connecticut, United States; married 24 April 1788 in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States; died 21 September 1830 in Bath, Summit, Ohio, United States.

73. Rachel Hale-227: born 11 December 1758 in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States; died 11 November 1842 in Bath, Summit, Ohio, United States.

74. Jonathan Fisk-225: born 3 September 1780; married; died 9 April 1857 in New York, United States.

75. Mary Arnold-7772: born 1778; died 24 October 1862 in Ontario Township, Knox, Illinois, United States.

76. David Franklin Ralston-9086: born 28 October 1785 in Ireland; married 1810 in Worthing, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania; died 28 March 1862 in Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States.

77. Hannah Barr-9087: born 21 July 1779; died 1 August 1861.

78. James B McCormick-9772: born 1785; married 1812; died 14 October 1839.

79. Sarah Hall-10438: born 1790; died 1844.

80. Hiram Mirick Currey-1363: born in England, United Kingdom; married.

81. Sarah Reagan-1511: died 2 December 1820 in Worthington, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

82. Peter Harris-10846: married 23 April 1801 in Henry, Kentucky, United States.

83. Rachel Simonse VanArsdale-16331.

84. John Burke-10238: born 1783 in James River, Tidewater County, Virginia; married in Virginia, United States; died 1842 in Jackson, Tennessee, United States.

85. Elizabeth Graves-10304: born 1786 in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, United States; died 1831 in War Trace Creek, Jackson County, Tennessee.

86. Eli Bland-581: married; died 1826 in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

87. Sarah Susan Anderson-582.

88. Aaron Hutchinson-10396: born 1767 in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States; died 22 May 1833 in Caledonia, Livingston, New York, United States.

89. Hannah Nettleton-10397: born 1764; died 21 February 1846 in Caledonia, Livingston, New York, United States.

90. Whiting Merry-16337: born 4 June 1781 in Kinderhook, Columbia, New York; married; died 26 May 1841 in Mumford, Monroe, New York, United States.

91. Elizabeth Peabody-16340: born 5 March 1783 in Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 12 March 1816.

92. William Harding-10036: born 16 June 1772; married 8 August 1793; died 1847 in Long Beach, New Brunswick.

93. Elizabeth Flewelling-10037: born 1772.

94. Thomas Fowler-16345: born 1785; died 1877.

96. John Briles-2057: born 27 October 1775; married 1795; died before November 1855 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States.

97. Nancy Ann Beckerdite-2058: died before 1840 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States.

98. Noah Rush-2393: born 9 January 1778 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States; married; died 6 May 1870 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States.

99. Sarah Clark-2402: born 1790.

100. John Thompson-4601: born 4 March 1797 in Kentucky, United States; married 1 February 1820 in Ohio, Kentucky, United States; died 14 August 1857 in Adams, Iowa, United States.

101. Sarah Iglehart-4600: born 24 March 1800 in Maryland, United States; died 5 February 1877 in Adams, Iowa, United States.

102. James Evans-8272: born 1793 in Kentucky, United States; married 18 August 1818 in Warrick, Indiana, United States; died.

103. Sarah (Sally) Garret-8273: born 1801; died 2 October 1871.

104. Edward Ricketts-2746: born about 1787 in Pennsylvania, United States; married 1 November 1810 in Fleming, Kentucky, United States; died 8 September 1838 in Rush, Indiana, United States.

105. Sarah Story-2747: born 28 December 1789 in Bryant, Franklin, Kentucky, United States; died 3 August 1854 in Rush, Indiana, United States.

106. John C. Reed-5748: born about 1800 in New York, New York, United States; married 9 December 1822 in Jennings, Indiana, United States; died 18 August 1864 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

107. Mary Buckles-5749: born 6 December 1792 in Shepardstown, Berkely County, Virginia (now West Virginia); died 14 February 1867 in Berlin, Clinton County, Indiana.

108. Ebenezer Christy-13075: born 1784 in Virginia, United States; died 1837 in Fayette, Ohio, United States.

109. Rachel Elizabeth Dawson-13076: born 1803; died 1881.

110. Isom Gallimore-8849: born 1799 in North Carolina, United States; married; died 3 March 1859.

111. Judith Bentley-8850.

112. Phillip Andre Mentzer-6243: married 8 July 1792 in Hollis Street Church, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 1801 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

113. Isabella Motes-6244.

114. Oliver Miles-1699: born 27 September 1772 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married 27 January 1796 in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; died 12 December 1855.

115. Sarah Joslin-1700.

116. Adam Minick-6634.

117. Esther Elisabetha Schiedel-16364: born 1801; died 1888.

118. Henry Jones-16365: born 1785; died 1826.

119. Catherine Bovey-16366: born 1786; died 1842.

120. Green Wells-4795: born 24 September 1764 in Rhode Island, United States; married 11 February 1789 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States; died 13 December 1845 in Barre, Orleans County, New York.

121. Abigail White-4813: born 24 September 1770 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States; died 30 July 1852 in Barre, Orleans County, New York.

122. John Kennedy-4796: born 1 February 1767 in Volentown; married; died 28 August 1831 in Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States.

123. Anna Barnes-4842: born 28 April 1775 in Williamstown; died 17 February 1820 in Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States.

124. Hampton Lillibridge Crandall-4934: born 1778 in RI or CT; married about 1805 in prob Genesee County, New York; died 1 January 1863 in Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

125. Freelove Butler-4935: born about 1780 in prob CT; died after 1840 in Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

126. William S. Nafus-16367: born 1774; died 1850.

127. Salome Carpenter-16368: born 1775; died 1837.

Flashback

In honor of the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and what would have been my father’s 94th birthday on Dec. 8th, I am posting photos he took while servinig in the U.S. Navy in late 1945 and 1946.

Eugene David Crawford
Eugene Crawford
Eugene Crawford
U.S. Navy Ceremony
Al Salkind
Ben Stunburg of New Jersey

Joe Sierakoski
Al Salkind, Murph DeLanzo Ben Steinburg
Eugene Crawford – Furthest right on back row

My dad was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in May 1945. In August 1945, he was transferred to the Gulfport Naval Training Station. In January 1946, he was back at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. In May 1946, my dad was transferred to Shoemaker, California and assigned to the USS Oneida (APA-221). No locations are written on any of the above photos.

Research List

#SaturdayNightGenealogyFun

It’s Saturday Night – Time for more Genealogy Fun! 

 Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to: 

1)  Which ancestor(s) are at the top of your research list, and why?

Even though I’ve taken a break from my Crawford research to do descendancy research on my other lines, James Crawford is at the top of my research list. Much of my research of James Crawford has been shared on this blog. I would like to figure out the following for James:

  • Identify his parents
  • Figure out how I’m related to the other James Crawfords of early Garrard County, Kentucky especially since their descendants are on my yDNA match list. (See Untangling James Crawfords)
  • Figure out how I’m related to Edward Crawford of Overton, Tennessee (See Crawford yDNA)

Beyond that, I’d like to document my relationship to my potential patriot ancestors.

In the meantime, I’m still working to document the descendants of my 3rd great grandfathers on my mom’s side of the tree.

Migration Maps

#SaturdayNightGenealogyFun

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to: 

This SNGF is based on the Migration map that my friend J. Paul Hawthorne made on Facebook on 18 November.  He used Birth dates and Places for his paternal line. 

1)  For this week’s SNGF, make your own migration map for whichever surname or ancestral line you want.  Use a World Map or a country map.  Choose birth, marriage, death, or migration year to put the spots on the map and label them with the year.

To create my maps, I followed Randy’s suggestion and downloaded a map from wiki commons and then used powerpoint to add the lines and labels.

CRAWFORD MIGRATION

My Crawford research is stuck in the area of Augusta county, Virginia where there are several different CRAWFORD families, each with sons named James. According to records from Ohio, my James Crawford was born in 1772 in Virginia. James married Sally Duggins in 1799 in Garrard county, Kentucky. Records place James in Preble County, Ohio in 1811 where there is another James Crawford who was also born in Virginia about 1770. This James was married in Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1793.

By 1831, James’ son Nelson had migrated to Warren County, Indiana. Nelson either migrated with the other James Crawford and his family or followed them to Indiana.

In 1884, Nelson’s son, Washington Marion Crawford (my ancestor), migrated to Dodge City, Kansas. Washington Marion was following his older brother, James, who had migrated to Dodge City in 1878.

BRILES MIGRATION

Like my Crawford ancestors, my BRILES ancestors were early Kansas settlers, actually arriving prior to statehood. Alexander Briles and his family migrated from Randolph County, North Carolina to southern Coffey County, Kansas prior to 1858.

The BRILES family has deep roots in Randolph County, North Carolina. Conrad Briles (Broils) filed papers to purchase land in Rowan county, North Carolina in 1763. He is listed on the tax records in Randolph county in 1779. In 1784, his will was probated in Randolph County, North Carolina.

Conrad was a member of the second Germanna colony. He arrived in Virginia with his parents in 1717. The family migrated from Oestisheim, Wuerttemberg, Germany.

In North Carolina, the surname took on the BRILES spelling while those who stayed in Virginia took on the BROYLES spelling.

Lois Elida Crawford

Lois Elida Crawford1 was born on 10 Nov 1909 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.2–8

She was the child of Judson Foster Crawford and Josie Winifred Hammond.2

She lived at 2nd Ward in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States on 28 Apr 1910.9 Lois Crawford was listed on the 1910 census as the daughter of J. F. Crawford. According to the census, Lois was 5 months old and born in Kansas.

Lois lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1915.10

She lived at Avenue G in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States on 12 Jan 1920.11 Lois Crawford was listed on the 1920 census as the daughter of Judson F. Crawford. According to the census, she was 11 years old and born in Kansas.

She lived at 504 Avenue G in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1925.12 Lois Crawford was listed on the 1925 Kansas census in the household of J F Crawford. According to the census, Lois was 15 years old and born in Kansas.

In 1928, Lois was educated at Dodge City High School in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.13

In 1929, she was educated at Dodge City High School in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.14

She witnessed the marriage of Ralph Eugene Maden and Lois Elida Crawford on 24 Jan 1929 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.2–4,6,8,15–16

Lois lived in Regnier, Baca, Colorado, USA in 1930.17 Lois E Maden was listed on the 1930 census as the wife of Ralph Maden. According to the census, she was 20 years old and born in Kansas.

She lived in Edler, Baca, Colorado, United States in 1935.18

She lived in Edler, Baca, Colorado, United States on 20 May 1940.18 Lois E Maden was listed on the 1940 census as the wife of Ralph E Maden. According to the census, she was 30 years old and born in Kansas.

Lois lived in Springfield, Baca, Colorado, United States in Feb 1949.19

She lived in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States in 1952.20

She lived in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States in 1954.21

Lois lived in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States in 1958.22

She lived in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States in 1960.23

She lived in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States in 1964.24

Lois lived in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States in 1966.25

She lived in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States in 1971.26

She died on 18 Jan 1972 at the age of 62 in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States.3–4,6–8,27

Lois was buried on 21 Jan 1972 at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States.4,6–8,28

Endnotes:

  1. Josie Hammond Crawford entry, 2 Aug 1950 Last Will and Testament, ; , . Hereinafter cited as Last Will and Testament Josie Crawford.
  2. Crawford, Judson F., Judson F. Crawford Family Bible (n.p.: , n.d.); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, photocopy in Crawford.Washington.Notebook
  3. “Judson Foster Crawford”, Gladys Crawford, compiler, The Crawford Family (n.p., Gladys Crawford, n.d.), (Doc. #: Crawford.KS.047)
  4. , Benesch, Esther, compiler, Descendants of Ralph and Lois Maden , received Dec. 2007)><, Lois Elida Crawford Maden>.
  5. Kansas, State Board of Health, Birth Certificate 27679 (10 November 1909), Lois Elida Crawford; Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  6. “Davis Memorail Chapel Obituary Clipping,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, passed down to Marcia Philbrick by Winnie Crawford; privately held 2021 by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, KS.
  7. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online August 2016), memorial for Lois Elida Crawford Maden (1909-1972), Find a Grave Memorial no. #28207797, created by Vaughan Mavir, citing Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado; accompanying photograph by Cindy, Lois Elida Crawford Maden.
  8. The Maden Family Our Lives Today 2008: Ralph Eugene Maden and Lois Elida Crawford, 2008 (Pueblo, Colorado: n.p., 2008), p. 6.
  9. 1910 U.S. Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, Dodge City, Ford County, Kanass, ED 45, Sheet 3B Image 6 of 30, household 16, Crawford JF; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T624
  10. 1915 Kansas State Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, page 2 Image 73 of 279, household 9, Crawford J F; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); Kansas State Historical Society
  11. 1920 U.S. Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, ED 53, Sheet 7B Image 14 of 22, dwelling 161, Crawford Judson F; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625
  12. 1925 Kansas Census, Ford County Kansas, , page 14 Image 182 of 202, dwelling 3, Crawford J F; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017)
  13. United States, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, Lois Crawford, 1928; digital images, (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017).
  14. United States, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, Lois Crawford, 1929; .
  15. Kansas, Central Division of Vital Statistics, Marriage License #44483 (24 January 1929), Ralph E. Maden and Lois E. Crawford; State of Kansas, Topeka, KS.
  16. Ford County Kansas Marriage Records: Book I page 423, Ford County Clerk, Dodge City, Kansas
  17. 1930 U.S. Census, Baca County, Colorado, population schedule, Regnier, Baca County, Colorado, enumeration district (ED) ED 8, sheet 3A (image 5 of 14), household 52, Ralph Maden; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA T626.
  18. 1940 U.S. Census, Baca County, Colorado, population schedule, Edler, Baca County, Colorado, enumeration district (ED) ED 5-10, Sheet 3A (image 5 of 10), household 48, Ralph Maden; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA T627.
  19. “Judson Foster Crawford,” digital image, The Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Kansas), 23 February 1949, obituary; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online February 2017).
  20. Polk’s Pueblo (Pueblo County, Coolo.) City Directory 1952 (Omaha, Nebr: R. O. Polk & Co., 1952), page 224, Ralph Maden.
  21. Polk’s Pueblo (Pueblo County, Colo.) City Directory 1954 (Omahan, NE: R. L. Polk & Col, 1954), p. 377, Ralph E. Maden; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016).
  22. Polk’s Pueblo (Pueblo County, Colo.) City Directory 1958 (Kansas City, MO: R. L. Polk & Co., 1958), p. 312, Maden Dallas D; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018).
  23. Polk’s Pueblo City Directory 1960 (Kansas City, Missouri: R. L. Polk & Co., Publishers, 1960), p 345, Maden Dallas D; digital iamge, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018).
  24. Polk’s Pueblo (Pueblo County, Colo.) City Directory 1964 (Detroit, Michigan: R L Polk & Co., 1964), 376, Maden Lois; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2017).
  25. Polk’s Pueblo (Pueblo County, Colo.) City Directory 1966 (Kansas City, MO: R L. Polk & Co, 1966), 384; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2017).
  26. “Horton,” El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas), 3 November 1971, page 19; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online October 2019).
  27. Lois elida Maden, death certificate #01653 (17 January 1972), State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Health, Denver, Colorado.
  28. Ancestry Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).