Col Silas Robert Crawford


Col Silas Robert Crawford

West Virginia, USA
Death 15 Sep 1932 (aged 86)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Graham, Young County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 12, Block 172, Plot C
Memorial ID 19144440 View Source
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Silas Crawford married Marie Adele Stribling in 1878 at her home in Louisiana.

Silas R. Crawford enlisted in the Union Army from Ohio on 2 November 1861. By the close of the War, he reached the rank of Colonel.

Services for Capt. S.R. Crawford were held at the home of R.V. Tidwell officiated by Rev. J.D. Thorn, pastor of Graham Baptist church and Rev. R.C. Edwards, pastor of Graham Methodist church.

Capt. Crawford was one of the most widely known citizens of Young County and during his active business career engaged in many varied enterprises of Young County. At one time, he was engaged in the cattle business, president of old Beckham National Bank of Graham and was engaged in the grain business at one time with J.S. Criswell. Mr. Crawford was widely known for his business, political and civic activities. Mr. Crawford came to Young County in 1879 from Ohio and from that time has been actively involved in the growth and development of Young County. Col. S.R. Crawford, cattle raiser, banker, a capitalist of Graham. Giving up a career as a steamboat captain on the Mississippi because of stock-raising tales he had heard from Texas passengers, he came to Young County in 1876 to become a ranchman.

Survived by one sister of Ohio - Mrs. Tillie Norton.

Each of the banks in Graham, Newcastle, and Olney closed on Wednesday afternoon out of respect of Capt. Crawford.

Census records show he was born in Ohio. Silas R. Crawford's hand-written diary explains he was born in West Virginia and his parents moved to Ohio.

Contributed by Dorman Holub

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