PIONEER FARMER PASSED AWAY LAST MONDAY
Upton Crowl, age 79, a pioneer resident of the Osceola community northwest of Butler, passed away in the hospital at Leedy late Monday afternoon. An attack pf pneumonia which he suffered quite recently, was the cause of his death.
Mr. Crowl was a large landowner and was well known in this section of the county, where he has resided for the past 40 years.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Vicksburg church, conducted by Rev. Paul Bowser and burial was made in the Vicksburg cemetery.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Nanny Valentine, Custer City; Mrs. Ruth Hiller, Guymon; Mrs. Faith Stigleman, Junction City, Ore.; two sons, Dale and Carl of this community; three sisters, one brother, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
OBITUARY BIO written by Nanny Crowl Valentine
On July the 25th, 1858 a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Crowl near Portland, Oregon.
He moved with his parents to Illinois in his early boyhood, where he grew to manhood. The family moved to Missouri where he met and wed Elizabeth Shively, the 19th day of October 1887. To this union were born eight children, five boys and three girls, two which died in infancy, Ralph and Chester: also a son Stephen was killed in action during the great world war.
His wife preceded him in death in January, 1930.
He departed this life April the 4th, 1938 at 3:15 p.m. in the Leedy hospital, at the age of 79 years 9 months and 10 days.
He leaves to mourn his death two boys and three girls, Dale and Karl Crowl of Butler, Okla., Mrs. Wilson Stigleman, Junction City, Oregon; Mrs. Henry Hiller, Guyman, Okla.; and Mrs. A.D. Valentine, Custer, Okla.; Twenty grandchildren and six great grandchildren, also three sisters; Mrs. Mollie Pope, Nashville, Missouri; Mrs. Nettie Williams, El Paso, Ill.; and Miss Nora Crowl and a brother Frank Crowl, both of Rocky Ford, Colorado.
In 1894 he homesteaded 10 miles west of Custer, where he and his family endured the hardships of frontier life.
He sold this farm and bought his present farm north of Butler, Okla., where he has resided for a number of years. In his early life he was converted to the Methodist Faith at Gyp, Oklahoma and remained a faithful member until his death.
Our father will be missed by his children and friends.
Joseph Franklin Crowl (1826 - 1909)
Julia A Shortridge Crowl (1836 - 1911)
Sarah Elizabeth Shively Crowl (1863 - 1930)*
Nancy Crowl Valentine (1888 - 1974)*
Dale Crowl (1890 - 1947)*
Ruth Ann Crowl Hiller (1892 - 1967)*
Stephen Shively Crowl (1895 - 1918)*
Karl E Crowl (1902 - 1964)*
Faith Elizabeth Crowl Stigleman (1906 - 1966)*
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