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Sgt Jonathan Samuel Crow
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1840
Death: Mar. 3, 1892
Grand Island
Hall County
Nebraska, USA

Served as Sergeant with Co. A of the 34th IL Infantry during the Civil War per a list of veteran burials in Nebraska.
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Death Claimed Him -

On last Friday morning word was received here that Johnathan Crow had been run over by a switch engine and killed the night before at Grand Island, and such proved to be the case.

On the day before, a special stock train was run from Ord, in which Mr. Crow had shipped several car loads of cattle and started with them for South Omaha. The train arrived in Grand Island about 9 o'clock and was run on to a side track, preparatory to starting over the main line. Mr. Crow, in company with other stock men, went along side the train looking after the stock and finding them all right, stopped to talk. The night was dark and the smoke from the engine went right to the ground. A switch engine was working in that part of the yard and had stopped not far from the men and was signaled to run back on the track on which the men were standing. Just at that moment the fireman was coaling the engine and the bell was not ringing and the smoke was so thick they heard or saw nothing until just as the engine stuck them. One of the other men was struck first and thrown against Mr. Crow, throwing the man clear outside the track while Mr. Crow went further between the rails. When the engine struck him it rolled him over across one rail and the trucks cut him in twain just above the hips.

A special train was sent to Ord for the family and took them back to Grand Island the next morning. O. V. Crow (who is a brother) and wife joined them at this place. The remains were taken back to Ord where the funeral was held on Saturday.

J. S. Crow was one of the earliest settlers of Howard county and was one of its best men. He had been engaged in various pursuits, mostly farming, and moved to Valley county about two years ago where he had a large farm.

He leaves a large family of children and a wife to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father and husband, who has the sympathy of hosts of friends in their bereavement.

That the deceased will be missed is a fact. He was a prominent member of the G.A.R., always remembering his old comrades. He was a member of the County Board of Valley County and president of the County Alliance. He was held in the highest esteem by all. May he rest in peace.

St. Paul Phonograph, March 10, 1892, page 3, transcribed by Linda Berney
 
 
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 Parents:
  Mathias Crow (1818 - 1893)
  Mary Yeager Crow (1821 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Marilla Leeds Montgomery Crow (1843 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Chester Crow (1866 - 1885)*
  Horace Elton Crow (1870 - 1927)*
  Philip Crow (1875 - 1929)*
  Edith M Crow Crippen (1878 - 1944)*
  Rollo L. Crow (1881 - 1939)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harriet Crow*
  Jonathan Samuel Crow (1840 - 1892)
  Jane Eliza Crow Haworth (1849 - 1873)*
  Milford G Crow (1852 - 1946)*
  Kate Crow (1853 - 1920)*
  Oscar V Crow (1855 - 1939)*
  Rodney Roscoe Crowe (1859 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ord Cemetery
Ord
Valley County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Division D, Lot 23
 
Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
Record added: Nov 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61772221
Sgt Jonathan Samuel Crow
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Sgt Jonathan Samuel Crow
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Sgt Jonathan Samuel Crow
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- Linda Berney
 Added: Aug. 27, 2015
 
 
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