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 James William Crawford, Jr

James William Crawford, Jr

Birth
Little River, Rice County, Kansas, USA
Death 28 Jul 1921 (aged 39)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Little River, Rice County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 26235184 · View Source
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Published 4 August 1921
Little River Monitor

JAMES W. CRAWFORD, JR.

JAMES WILLIAM CRAWFORD, JR., was born in Little River, Kansas November 21, 1881, and passed away in the home of Mr. D. A. Jones, 450 East 10th St., Portland, Oregon, July 28, 1921; aged 39 years, 8 months and 2 days.

Before he was of army age he secured the consent of his parents and enlisted at Denver, Colo., July 27, 1900, in Company G, Ninth Regiment U. S. Infantry. He was in the army three years and saw service in China during the Boxer uprising and also joined his comrades in the Philippine Islands where he again risked his life for his country. After an honorable discharge, in 1908, he returned to his people in Little River where he remained for about three years. For the last fifteen years he had been in the West but has made frequent visits to his birthplace where he was always welcomed by his loved ones and friends.

Since May, 1909, he had resided at Portland, Oregon. For about nine years he had lived in the home of Mr. D. A. Jones, where he was so tenderly cared for during all his sickness. All the bereaved are grateful to Miss Ethel Jones who nursed him and accompanied the body to Little River for burial. She brought a loving son's farewell to a devoted and faithful mother and much comfort to all the loved ones. His last message to his mother was: "Tell mother I'm all right, and not to worry about me." No complaint escaped his lips. Those who were closely associated with him in Portland say that he had high ideals and lived up to them. He was an Odd Fellow, Knights of Pythias, Ancient Free and Accepted Mason, and a member of Scout Young Camp, Spanish-American War Veterans, at Portland.

His father and two sisters had preceded him. There remain Mother Crawford, a brother – D. H. Crawford, a sister – Mrs. W. G. Greenbank, and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church in Little River at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon by the pastor, Rev. W. W. Owen, after which the remains were laid to rest in Bean cemetery by Undertaker J. C. Dunsford.

Reprinted with permission, The Monitor-Journal, 248 Main Street, Little River, KS, 67457. Provided by Young Historical Library, 201 Main Street, P.O. Box 126, Little River, Kansas 67457.


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  • Created by: Cathy Kessinger
  • Added: 23 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26235184
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James William Crawford, Jr (21 Nov 1881–28 Jul 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26235184, citing Bean Cemetery, Little River, Rice County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Cathy Kessinger (contributor 46997052) .