|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1825|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1923|
THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, Thursday, September 6, 1923, Volume XLVII, Number 43, Page 1, Columns 3 & 4, "DEATH'S HARVEST. CROOKE."
Anderson Boyd, son of Asa and Elizabeth (ELLISON) CROOKE, was born in Kentucky, June 25, 1825, and departed this life August 30, 1923; aged ninety-eight years, two months and five days. When just a small child, he and his parents, moved to Henry County, Indiana. Early in life he united with the M. E. church, of which he was an active member. When he was about thirteen years old his parents moved to Scotland where, at the age of twenty-one he married Jane HAIG. To this happy union were born nine children—Mary Ann Elizabeth, Caroline, Asa Ellison, Catherine, Lydia Frances, Clara Serena, Laura Belle and John Boyd. His wife and three children—Mary Ann, Catherine and Lydia—preceded him to the Great Beyond.
During his late years he sought companionship by marrying Nancy VEST. To this union were born two children, Willie and Bert, who now rest beside their mother. He then married Mary BEAL, and after her death he made his home with his children.
He is survived by six children—Asa CROOKE and Mrs. Elizabeth HANNAN, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Ed PHILLIPS, of Bloomfield; Mrs. Frank GARRETT, of Burns City; John CROOKE, of Newberry, and Mrs. George BAKER, of Lyons. Also thirty-four grandchildren, forty-seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Most of his life was spent in and near Scotland and Newberry, where he was known as "Uncle Bud." He was honest and kind in his dealings with all men. The one great desire of his late years was to live to be a hundred years old. All thought this wish was to be granted, as he remained in fairly good health until a few months ago, when he suffered from an attack with his heart, at the GARRETT home. He recovered, and two weeks ago was able to go to the BAKER home. He was in as good health as usual until a week ago, when uratic poison passed over his system during all his sickness he was very patient, and was never heard to utter one word of complaint.
The remains were interred at Scotland last Saturday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. L. LANE.
CEMETERIES OF EASTERN GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA, 1994, G.C.H.S., Taylor Township, Scotland Cemetery, Page 203 & 205: CROOKE, Anderson Boyd, 30 Aug 1923, 95yr 2mo 5d; CROOKE, Jane, 30 May 1830—20 Mar 1870; CROOKE, William, s/o AB & N, 16 Oct 1872—18 Jul 1876; CROOK, Nancy, 6 Nov 1886, 40y 6m 23d; CROOKE, Alger; CROOKE, John R., 1 Feb 1867, 3y 10m 3d; Page 205: HANNAN, Elizabeth J., 1850—1939; Page 211: PHILLIPS, Clara, 30 Apr 1863—1 Jul 1952.
Asa Crooke (1801 - 1892)
Mary Ann Soward Beal-Crooke (1830 - 1912)
Jane Haig Crooke (1830 - 1870)*
Laura Belle Crooke Garrett (1866 - 1946)*
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