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Richard Parker Crenshaw
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1856
Charles City
Charles City County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1929
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

The Washington Post November 23, 1929
Crenshaw. On Thursday, November 21, 1929 at the office, Veterans' Bureau of heart failure, Richard Parker Crenshaw of 1748 Church Street Northwest.

Funeral services will take place at the above address on Saturday, November 23 at 2PM. Interment will be private at Oak Hill Cemetery.

A civil and mining engineer, he attended Richmond College and the University of Virginia, leaving before graduation to go to work upon the death of his father. He attended Columbia School of Mines, leaving before graduation to superintend work for twelve years in silver and other mines in Zacatecas, Mexico and to work in Missouri and elsewhere on railroad and bridge projects.

He moved his family in 1904 to Cuba where he was in charge of the Camoa quarry and built many of the government docks which, when they survived a hurricane that wrecked many other buildings, garnered him praise from Cuban newspapers. The family lived in a house in the Vedado section of Havana. In 1914 they moved to Washington, where Crenshaw was turned down for the army due to his age and worked during World War I with the war risk bureau, where his wife Mary founded the translations section. He later worked for the postal service as a mailman. 
Family links: 
  Augustus Pemberton Crenshaw (1818 - 1891)
  Elizabeth Ricarda Parker Crenshaw (1827 - 1899)
  Mary Mayo Crenshaw (1875 - 1951)
  Ellen Wise Crenshaw Houghton (1906 - 1961)*
  Richard Parker Crenshaw (1856 - 1929)
  Augustus Pemberton Crenshaw (1861 - 1931)*
  Elizabeth O. Crenshaw Schreiner (1863 - 1940)*
  Marion Milson Crenshaw (1868 - 1946)*
  Miles King Crenshaw (1868 - 1931)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Stewart, Lot 540 East.
Maintained by: KGates
Originally Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Aug 29, 2010
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Richard Parker Crenshaw
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Richard Parker Crenshaw
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Richard Parker Crenshaw
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 Added: Nov. 15, 2013

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