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George Washington Croddy

Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Dec 1926 (aged 88)
Franklin County, Indiana, USA
Burial Andersonville, Franklin County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 49007648 · View Source
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Son of Christopher and Catharine (Shafer) Croddy

1) Married Charlotte Goble on January 18, 1866, Franklin Co, IN
2) Married Eliza A. Wilson Vanarsdall on February 02, 1883, Franklin Co, IN

OBITUARY, Brookville [IN] Democrat, Thursday, January 7, 1926:

George W. Croddy, a pioneer resident of Franklin County, died at his home in Posey Township, Sunday, Dec. 27, at the age of 88 years. He was the father of four children, one son, Joseph N. Croddy, Commissioner from the Third District, and three daughters, Mrs. Ann Wilhelm, of Posey Township, Mrs. Ada Hannefey and Mrs. Elizabeth Alford, of Laurel Township. Funeral services were held at the Andersonville Christian Church, Tuesday, Dec. 29, and burial was made in the Brick School House Cemetery.

BIOGRAPHY, "History of Franklin County, Indiana", by August J. Reifel, publ 1915, an excerpt from the biography of son, Joseph N. Croddy, page 1181:

George W. Croddy was educated in the public schools of his home neighborhood in Franklin county. When the Civil War broke out he offered his services in defense of his country, first becoming a member of the Sixteenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, but did not get to go with this regiment, and later volunteered in the One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and again failed to go, more men enlisting at the time than were needed. Just at the close of the war he was drafted, but was never notified to muster in. Mr. Croddy is an ardent Democrat, and during the Civil War was threatened with hanging for being a Democrat. He first voted for Stephen A. Douglas and has not missed an election since the Douglas campaign, and, furthermore, has never scratched a ticket. He has been a farmer, carpenter and mason, and has lived in Franklin county ever since he first came here, with the exception of two years spent near Richland, Rush county, Indiana. He and his son own a farm of fifty-two acres.

George W. Croddy was married in 1866 to Charlotte Goble, who died March 27, 1878. She was born in Posey township in this county, the daughter of Israel and Elizabeth (Jinks) Goble, the former born in Preble county, Ohio, November 3, 1817, died August 28, 1896, his wife dying October 12, 1903.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Croddy (13 Feb 1838–27 Dec 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49007648, citing Old Brick Cemetery, Andersonville, Franklin County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by K. Pruet (contributor 46934074) .