Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
DeeJay (#47243430)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 6 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 7 Memorials Added
 • 8 Memorials Managed
 • 8 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 8 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Sponsorships
 • 1 Friend
Find A Grave Friends
David Henderson
Messages left for DeeJay (13)[Leave Message]
RE: William Craufurd 16826335
I'm in awe of the Rough Riders. They exemplified the American character for the world to see as America rose to become a World Power. History documents the Spanish American War deeds of this first interacial regiment (White, Native American, Hispanic, and immigrants) who also fought side by side with Buffalo Soldiers. Many of these special soldiers went on to live ordinary lives and that is my interest; what happened to them afterwards?

My research has begun with census and muster documents from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and anything else that pops up on the net. There were about 1000 Rough Riders and I've only scratched the surface of about a third of them after a couple of years. Anything you can tell me about William Craufurd would be appreciated. Right now my interest is personal use, but I document all sources should this project evolve more and formal permissions become required. Anecdotes of reunions are kind of special. I.E. Bonny Armstrong's father Charles was a Rough Rider and died in Tampa. She was wearing her father's Rough Rider Medal as President Roosevelt's procession drove past her. Teddy noticed the medal and ordered a halt. He got down to greet the little girl and later sent her a thank you note for the flowers she gave him. Other soldiers had children that became doctors, authors, and sometimes soldiers themselves. Many fought the results of yellow fever and malaria exposure. They continued to exemplify the American character after the war.
Added by truchasnm on Aug 03, 2013 1:48 AM
William Craufurd 16826335
I noticed your note for William Craufurd. He fell into my research of the Rough Riders. Perhaps the following is useful to you:

On 16 May 1898, San Antonio, Texas; William Craufurd (B: ~Sep 1865, Davenport, Iowa) enlisted with the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders). On 17 May at a camp near San Antonio, Texas; he mustered into service as a Private with Troop A. He was described as: 5 feet 7-3/4 inches, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, married, and a soldier. On 4 Jun 1898, William was promoted to Corporal and it was recorded that he served for 3 years with Troop I of the 5th Cavalry until discharged on 27 Mar 1898. William was recorded as engaged in the Battle of Las Guasimas on 24 June, the San Juan Heights on 1 July, and the Siege of Santiago de Cuba. From 27 Jun to 6 Aug 1898, he was acting Sergeant Major. From 19 Aug 1898, he was acting First Sergeant. On 15 Sep 1898, Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, Long Island, New York; William and his unit were mustered out of service. He was recorded as a resident of San Antonio, Texas (Muster Papers).
Added by truchasnm on Jul 31, 2013 8:59 PM
Jerry C. Goldsmith
Reita Gay Goldsmith

I took a closer look at Marion and agree with you. I have deleted that memorial. I believe that I have all of the info for Marvin along with his death certificate.

I am also willing to share any information that I have on the Goldsmith family. Provide me with your email and I can email you pdf files if in my family tree.

My email address is

Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.

Jerry Goldsmith
Phoenix, AZ
Added by Jerry C. Goldsmith on Nov 02, 2012 10:03 AM
Bill Little
Request for Noble Rainwater
I did a search and found the following for Noble Rainwater.

Cemetery: Noble I O O F Cemetery, Noble, Cleveland County, Oklahoma

Lot # E-1-R35-8
RAINWATER, NOBLE N. 2/8/1918 - 10/21/1985

Here is the link:
Added by Bill Little on Sep 03, 2012 7:32 AM
Sarah M
Rhodes Connections
Hi - I got you message - sorry for delay in reponse - my computers hard drive crashed :-(

For either request - I will need the numbers of the accounts. So I can make all the connections and keep ownership... or I can transfer all the family accounts if you give me the numbers.

Let me know. Ref Iona and William Rhodes email.

Thanks, Sarah
Added by Sarah M on Feb 13, 2012 9:38 PM
Searchers of our Past
Sarah Peak
Could you provide the source of surname Duke? As far as I can tell she was only married once.

Added by Searchers of our Past on Feb 11, 2012 8:25 PM
Anita Shurtz
RE: Evelyn Sanford #66816846
An honor to participate in helping with find a grave...your welcome
Added by Anita Shurtz on Feb 07, 2012 3:24 PM
Mike H
Wm. Carl Craufurd
Please email me in regard to your questions about Wm. Carl.
Added by Mike H on Jan 18, 2012 1:52 PM
sorry I have no info on this person
Added by Oz on Jan 17, 2012 5:39 PM
Jo W Johnson
Thank you for sponsoring your Mom's site. I have never sponsored any of my many sites because if I did I would be bankrupt by now. I love you.
Added by Jo W Johnson on Dec 08, 2011 7:26 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service