Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all DeWalts in:
 • Richland Cemetery
 • Hitt
 • Scotland County
 • Missouri
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
John Crawford DeWalt
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Aug. 7, 1886
Scotland County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1891
Memphis
Scotland County
Missouri, USA

Crawford, the four year old child of Jonathon Dewalt, died of scarlet fever at the home of Chas. Blake Jr. in this city on Monday of this week and was buried at Richland cemetery the next day. An obituary was received at this office too late for this issue, but it will appear next week.

Died, Feb. 10th, 1891, at 3 o'clock, a.m., in this city, at the residence of Mr. Chas. Blake, little Crawford, only remaining child of Jonathon and Rebecca Dewalt, deceased. Aged four years, six months and nine days.
Mr. D. had come to Memphis to serve as juryman, and brought him to visit his aunt, Miss Mary Kinney, when he was stricken with scarlet fever, and although he had the best care of physicians and friends he could not get well. In less than five years Mr. D. has lost his wife and two children, first his little daughter, then three years old, later his wife, Rebecca Kinney, and now his dear little boy. His remains were interred in Richland cemetery, at Hitt, on Tuesday the 17th inst.
Over the river the Boatman pale
Carried another, our Houshold Pet;
Darling Crawford, I see him yet;
He crossed on his bosom his dimpled hands
And fearlessly entered the phantom bark;
We saw it glide from the silver sands,
And all our sunshine grew strangely dark.
We may not sunder the veil apart
That hides from our vision the gates of day,
We only know his bark no more
May glide with ours on life's stormy sea,
Yet somewhere, I know, on that unseen shore,
He'll watch, and wait, and beckon for me.
And I sit and think, when the sunset's gold
Is flushing the river and hill and shore,
That I shall one day stand by the waters cold
And list for the sound of the boatman's oar;
I shall catch a gleam of the snowy sail,
I shall hear the boat ast it nears the strand,
I shall pass from sight with the boatman pale,
To the better shore in the spirit land;
I shall know the friends that have gone before,
And joyfully sweet will the meeting be,
When over the river, the peaceful river,
The Angel of Death shall carry me.
M.A.K. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Rebecca Holloway Kinney Dewalt (1859 - 1889)
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Edna Chastain Dewalt (1883 - 1886)*
  John Crawford DeWalt (1886 - 1891)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Richland Cemetery
Hitt
Scotland County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Jessica
Record added: Aug 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94726997
John Crawford DeWalt
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Pat Ellingson
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service