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Harley Crow
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Birth: Jun., 1880
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 1908
Walnut Grove
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

From the Spartanburg Herald on Sunday, 23 August 1908, page 5.
Mr. Crow dies from injuries of boiler explosion.
Mr. Harley Crow, the young man who was fatally wounded in the boiler explosion at Walnut Grove Thursday afternoon died at 9:30 o'clock at his home on Mr. L. M. Harrison's place. The funeral and interment took place at Hebron Methodist Church yesterday afternoon. There was a large crowd in attendance.
Harley Crow was a young man of about twenty-eight years of age. He is survived by a wife and three children, who were dependent upon his labor for their daily bread.
It will be remembered that on Thursday afternoon Mr. Crow and Francis Harrison, son of Mr. L. M. Harrison were in the fatal boiler explosion at Walnut Grove. Young Harrison received such injuries that he died in an hour and a half after the accident. The only person near at the time was Mr. L. M. Harrison. He escaped uninjuired, but as he was not close to the engine he does not know the cause of the accident.
As soon as possible after the explosion Mr. Harrison picked up the body of his son, Francis, and Mr. Crow and placed them down in the branch where it was cool for they were badly burned and scalded. As soon as help came the two young men were laid out on the grass on the hill about ten feet apart.
Francis Harrison asked Crow as they laid there side by side suffering intensely "How are you," Crow answered, "I'M dying." Harrison replyed, "I am too, we can do but one thing, and that is pray for each other." Then the two young men prayed audibly in a most (can't Read) manner. Harrison noting that Crow's voice was stronger than his said to him, "You must rally man, you have a wife and children." He then grew to weak to talk and in a few minutes breathed his last, his lips moving in prayer. Those who witnessed the scene say it was the most tender experience they ever had.
Harley Crow was taken to his home and it was thought that he would live. Drs. Kelly, Williams and Lanham decided that it was best to amputate his right leg which was broken just above the ankle. The operation was to have been performed Friday evening. Dr. Kelly in speaking with a Herald Representative yesterday said that when he returned to Walnut Grove Friday afternnon after the campaign meeting at the Court House, he found Mr. Crow in such a weak condition that the operation would not be undertaken. The physicians all agreed that it was useless to take the limb off as he only had a few hours to live.
The young man was burned from the crown of his head to his toes and his sufferings were intense. However he was conscious to the last. Dr. Kelly says that a few minutes before he died he called his wife to his bedside and asked her to knell down and put her head close to his that they might pray together. He said that it was a solemn moment when their prayers rose together. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Crow (1845 - 1903)
  Nancy Varner Crow (1847 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Leila Ann Varner/Crow Richard (1884 - 1963)
 
 Children:
  Estell Crevie Crowe Worthy (1902 - 1992)*
  John Kelly Crow (1905 - 1993)*
  Eugene W Crowe (1907 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marion Crow (1871 - 1943)*
  Catherine Crow (1877 - 1950)*
  Harley Crow (1880 - 1908)
  Lillie Mae Crow (1886 - 1952)*
  Maude L. Crowe (1889 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Harley Crow was buried Saturday 22 Aug 1908 at Hebron United Methodist Church, grave unmarked.
 
Burial:
Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery
Walnut Grove
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Dwight Crowe
Record added: Dec 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62846759
Harley Crow
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Blessings.
- Frances Rogers
 Added: Apr. 1, 2014
 
 
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