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John Wesley Crowder
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1859
Logan County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1934
Collin County
Texas, USA

Funeral of J. W. Crowder held Tuesday. Deceased was Grandfather Rev. Erwin Montgomery.

John Wesley Crowder who died at 9:30 o'clock, Monday morning, February 5, after a year of feeble health, at his home on North Oak street, was buried at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, February 6 at Wilson Chapel, six miles southest [sic] of McKinney. His funeral was conducted at that church by Rev. J. Ben Snider assisted by Rev. Erwin Montgomery, pastor of the Highland Christian church, Wichita Falls, who is a grandson of the deceased and a prominent young Christian church minister of the state. Interment followed under the direction of the Sam J. Massie & Sons funeral home.

Active pallbearers were his grandsons: Beverly Koonce, Frank Crowder, Louis Crowder, Claud Crowder, George Montgomery and Valde Lytle. Flower girls were granddaughters as follows: Mrs. George Weatherly, Mrs. Jennie Hancock, Misses Thelma, Ione, Gertrude, Odessa and Mildred Crowder; Euva Georgia, Loveta and Almaetta Lytle and Mrs. Jimmie Collins. Many pretty flowers were sent as tokens of esteem to the memory of the deceased and sympathy to the surviving loved ones.

John Wesley Crowder was born in Logan county, Kentucky July 12, 1859, being at the time of his death 74 years, 6 months, and 23 days old. He was married there on Christmas Day 1878 to Miss Zachariah Cooper, who has been his faithful helpmate and the loving wife for a little more than fifty-five years. To this union, eleven children were born of whom three died in childhood and eight survive as follows: G. W. Crowder and Roy Crowder, Vernie Crowder, and Roy Crowder, all of McKinney; Mrs. J. F. Montgomery, McKinney, Mrs. F. A. Lytle of Greenville, Mrs. Harlin Norris of Hale, Missouri, and Mrs. Jeff Mills of McKinney.

Thirty grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. He is also survived by one brother who still lives in Kentucky. The deceased came to Texas fifty-two years ago and has lived in and around McKinney for more than a half century. He was an industrious, sober, upright Christian gentlemen, long a member of the Baptist church and bore the esteem and good will of all who knew him. This is a comforting heritage to leave his descendants in his precious memory.[McKinney Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, Texas, February 8, 1934.]
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  Zachariah Cooper Crowder (1859 - 1943)*
  G. W. Crowder (1880 - 1944)*
  Minnie Anna Crowder Montgomery (1884 - 1962)*
  Odessa Crowder Norris (1891 - 1959)*
  Roy Crowder (1901 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Wilson Chapel Cemetery
Lowry Crossing
Collin County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Jun 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71372782
John Wesley Crowder
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John Wesley Crowder
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