|Birth: ||Mar. 26, 1849|
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 1924|
Mr. R. C. [sic R. H.] "Bob" Crew, an old and prominent citizen of Ward Five, Winn Parish, died at his home near Mt. Zion, Monday afternoon, December 29, 1924.
Mr. Crew was the son of a Baptist Minister who moved to Winn Parish about 1855, from Alabama. The subject of this sketch was born in Alabama, seventy-six years ago, but moved with his parents to Winn Parish when he was a small child and his entire life was spent in Winn Parish. He did much towards shaping the destiny of this then remote section during the dark days of the Reconstruction Period. He was a Veteran of the Colfax Riot and was a member of that great Southern Organization known as the Regulators, or Ku Klux, during the Reconstruction days, and did much toward driving the Carpet Baggers and Scalawags from this section of the state and placing affairs of the state in the hands of the White Democrats of Louisiana. Mr. Crew was a good and loyal citizen in the community in which he resided, was ever ready to contribute to all charitable and religious causes and especially the public schools of his parish. He helped to build the Mt. Zion College at Mt. Zion which was at that time one of the leading educational institutions of North Louisiana, and served as a trustee and on its board of directors during the entire life of the college.
Mr. Crew was a successful farmer and was known for years as one of Winn Parish's most successful farmers and by hard work and economy accumulated a nice fortune for a man of his opportunity which he left as a heritage to his family.
He leaves two brothers, Mr. J. C. Crew of Montgomery and Uncle Charley Crew of Basile, La., a wife and four children to mourn his loss. His wife before her marriage was Miss Bettie Gilcrease, a sister of Aunt Susan Jones, wife of the late Bob Jones who was for years the clerk of court of Winn Parish. The children are Mrs. C. H. Elliott of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Maud Alley of Lafayette, La., another married daughter living in Missouri, and one son, R. P. Crew of Monroe, La.; besides a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
It can be said of Mr. Crew that he was a man of superb honesty and integrity, a typical gentleman of the Old School, and who set an example in life worthy to be followed by all real Americans.
Published in The Winnfield News-American, January 2, 1925
Charles Jefferson Crew (1812 - 1893)
Elizabeth Gilcrease Crew (1856 - 1933)
Minnie Crew Megison (1876 - 1918)*
Lucy Crew Elliott (1878 - 1965)*
Maude Crew Alley (1881 - 1967)*
Bessie G Crew Raplee (1885 - 1981)*
Robert P. Crew (1891 - 1946)*
Henry M. Crew (1838 - 1862)*
Wiley William Crew (1845 - 1877)*
Robert H. Crew (1849 - 1924)
Doctor George Washington Crew (1851 - 1933)*
Josephus Charles Crew (1854 - 1931)*
Mary Louise Crew Hallmark (1856 - 1916)*
Elisha Robert Crew (1858 - 1920)*
Mount Zion Cemetery
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Sep 06, 2009
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