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Rev James Gaston Cromwell
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Birth: May 29, 1920
Rosedale
McClain County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 2007
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Grandpa went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2007 in Oklahoma City after a long battle with cancer and other illnesses. He was born May 29, 1920 in Rosedale, Oklahoma to Sheldon W. and Martha J. (Hibbard) Cromwell. He married Linnie Belle Julia Glover on February 9, 1941.

His roots began in Oklahoma, including working for his brother at the Kit Kat Café in Ada, and at his father's grocery store in Sulphur. James and Linnie Belle moved to California where he was a butcher and owned his own store. In 1952, James became an Evangelist. He and Linnie Belle traveled all over the world spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Together they had five children and eventually settled in southern Illinois. James continued to preach after Linnie Belle's death in 1990.

We will always remember his love for the Lord. We will never forget his passion for cooking, grilling and making tamales. He was an excellent guitar player and played with Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys at one time. He loved music, was an avid reader and enjoyed word-find puzzles. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, telling interesting stories of his childhood in Oklahoma and how he loved to fish. He also wrote many books telling of his relationship with Jesus. 
 
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 Parents:
  Sheldon Winfield Cromwell (1876 - 1946)
  Martha Jane Hibbard Cromwell Phillips (1882 - 1965)
 
 Spouse:
  Linnie Belle Julia Glover Cromwell (1920 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  Otis Winfield Cromwell (1902 - 1963)*
  Sheldon Hibbard Cromwell (1905 - 1974)*
  Harvey Cromwell (1907 - 1977)*
  Minnie Dell Cromwell Gray (1912 - 1997)*
  James Gaston Cromwell (1920 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Forever With The Lord
 
Burial:
Cypress Masonic Cemetery
Cypress
Johnson County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Shelia Cromwell Lyon
Record added: Jul 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20642932
Rev James Gaston Cromwell
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Rev James Gaston Cromwell
Added by: Shelia Cromwell Lyon
 
Rev James Gaston Cromwell
Added by: Shelia Cromwell Lyon
 
 
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Well, I think you would be proud of me, Grandpa. I'm hosting a Cromwell Family Reunion next month, and I'm inviting all of them!! - the Grays, DeJarnettes, Hibbards, etc. Dad is making tamales. We'll share pictures, memorabilia and stories. You now have a...(Read more)
- Shelia
 Added: Aug. 22, 2012
So, Grandpa...who's winning the Checkers game? You or Jesus? ha ha
- Shelia
 Added: Jul. 10, 2011

- David Laslie
 Added: Sep. 28, 2010
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