|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1844|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 1906|
Thomas J. Crwoder was born in Giles county, Tennessee, April 17th 1844. He enlisted in the service of the Confederacy in 1861, serving in the army of the East about three years. While in the service of his country about 1863, he enlisted in a nobler cause by giving his heart to God and declaring allegiance to the King of Kings. He united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church but for the past fifteen years has been a useful member of the M. E. Church South, having served in many of the different official positions. He was married to Rebecca A. Vernon in 1864, from which union two sons and two daughters, besides the wife, are left to mourn his departure. He came to Oklahoma in 1893 and settled on the farm on which Elm postoffice now stands, and was one of the early pillars of the church in the early settlement of western Oklahoma. He died very unexpectedly near his old home at 7 p.m., Sept. 8th, 1906, and was laid to rest in the Elm cemetery Sept. 11th, the writer conducting the funeral services. He died as he had lived and witnessed unto the end the evidences of a faith fixed in God as an abiding presence. No man among us was more universally respected and loved.
obituary written by: W. S. Dearing.
Rebecca Ann Vernon Crowder (1840 - 1918)*
Thomas Elliehu Crowder (1870 - 1959)*
Mittie Eula Crowder Wicker (1873 - 1957)*
Mattie Lula Crowder Shepherd (1876 - 1957)*
Johnnie Lee Crowder (1881 - 1933)*
Note: husband of Rebecca Ann Vernon; father of Thomas E. Crowder, Mittie and Mattie Crowder, Johnnie Crowder
Maintained by: Kelli Smythe
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: May 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5460054
Thomas J. Crowder was born in Giles County, Tennessee, April 17th, 1844. He enlisted in the service of the Confederacy in 1861, serving in the army of the East about three years. While in the service of his country about 1863, he enlisted in a nobler caus...(Read more)|
Added: Mar. 11, 2009