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David Bernard Croft

Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Aug 1910 (aged 91–92)
Roanoke City, Virginia, USA
Burial Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA
Plot Lot 5 Sec 50 Div 8-Unmarked
Memorial ID 101990898 · View Source
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Mr. D.B. Croft, one of the oldest citizens of Roanoke, possibly the oldest man in the city, died last night at his home, 12 East End Furnace Row, at the age of ninety two years. He was many years active in the business life of the city and was working for the welfare and future of Roanoke when the site of the metropolis of the Southwest was a pasture. He then foretold the development of Big Lick, casting his lot with the small coterie of men first to see the prospects which have come to results. Mr. Croft was employed at the Roanoke Machine Works until some years ago when he retired to enjoy among his children the fruits of his labor.

Born in Botetourt county in 1818 Mr. Croft lived at the homestead until past fifty when he came to Roanoke, then Big Lick, and began his business life. He was married young and his widow and eight children, five sons and three daughters, survive him. His children are all residents of the city. They are A.E., J.D., D.S., G.W., and S.H. Croft and Mrs. M.M. Harris, Mrs. L.K. Ferris, and Miss Adele Croft.

Mr. Croft was a Confederate veteran, having served with distinction in the Civil War, and was also mustered for service in the Mexican war but did not serve. He was a member of Vinton Lodge of Masons, among whom he stood in high esteem.

The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the home, the interment to be in Fair View.

His immediate family numbers many grandchildren and close relatives.

The Roanoke Times
Wednesday, August 24, 1910

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