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John Samuel "J.S." Criswell
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1879
Young County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1979
Graham
Young County
Texas, USA

John S. Criswell was raised on a small ranch south of Graham. He graduated from Graham High School and took a course in Business Administration in Fort Worth.

After school, he worked for J.W. Knox of Jacksboro who was a banker, property owner and rancher. He moved to Graham with his wife and daughter, Kathleen and invested in the Graham Mill & Elevator Company. He served as Vice-President and General Manager.

Criswell's partner was S.R. Crawford. The two men operated Graham Ice and Locker Plant for many years.

Criswell joined the Methodist Church at an early age and was President of the board of Stewards on two different terms. He was Chair of the building committee. Criswell was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Graham.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Tillman Knox Criswell (1857 - 1935)
  Savilla Matilda McLarty Criswell (1861 - 1946)
 
 Spouse:
  Nora Mariah Longino Criswell (1882 - 1978)
 
 Children:
  Kathleen Criswell Gregory (1909 - 2007)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Samuel Criswell (1879 - 1979)
  Henry Davis Criswell (1882 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Graham
Young County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Jun 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54014812
John Samuel J.S. Criswell
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John Samuel J.S. Criswell
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