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John Douglas "John" Crabtree
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1902
Girard
Russell County
Alabama, USA
Death: unknown
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

JOHN DOUGLAS CRABTREE WAS BORN IN GIRARD, RUSSELL COUNTY ALABAMA (LATER NAMED PHENIX CITY). HIS WIFE WAS LONA MARGARET NEWSOME CRABTREE FROM COLUMBUS, GA. HE WAS THE SON OF JAMES BRANTLEY AND FANNIE LOUISE MANNING CRABTREE. TOGETHER THEY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: LEROY DOUGLAS, LONA AURELIA, ELSIE PAULINE, GLORIA VONCILLE, WANDA JANINE, RAMONA MAUREEN, AND ERIN MARCILLE CRABTREE. THEY LIVED OUT THEIR MARRIED LIVES IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. JOHN DOUGLAS FOUND HIS WAY INTO THE MILITARY AT 14, FIGHTING IN THE BORDER WARS. HE SERVED FOR YEARS AS A VETERAN OF WWI AND WWII ALSO. HE WAS AT TIMES A PROHIBITION OFFICER, A POLICEMAN IN NEW ORLEANS, A FIREFIGHTER, AND A POLICE OFFICER FOR THE RAILROAD UNTIL RETIREMENT. HE HAD, GROWING UP, 5 BROTHERS AND 2 SISTERS: JAMES CURTIS, SIMEON, CARSON, JESSIE, EMETT, MATTIE LEE, AND MAUDE WHO DIED AT 5 YRS OLD.JOHN HAD 16 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN AND NUMEROUS GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. HE DIED OF EMPHASEMA AND RELATED ISSUES IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA. JOHN IS BURIED IN ELMWOOD CEMETARY IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA NEXT TO HIS LIFELONG WIFE, LONA MARGARET NEWSOME CRABTREE. 
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: JAN TRUSSELL
Record added: Jul 09, 2011
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John Douglas John Crabtree
Added by: JAN TRUSSELL
 
John Douglas John Crabtree
Added by: JAN TRUSSELL
 
John Douglas John Crabtree
Added by: JAN TRUSSELL
 
 
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WE CALLED HIM "POPPEE". CELEBRATE YOU THIS MONTH.-JAN
- JAN TRUSSELL
 Added: Jul. 9, 2011
 
 
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