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 Lona Margaret “Girly” <I>Newsome</I> Crabtree

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Lona Margaret “Girly” Newsome Crabtree

  • Birth 16 Oct 1895 Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
  • Death Dec 1982 Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 73086471

LONA MARGARET NEWSOME CRABTREE WAS BORN IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, MUSCOGEE COUNTY DURING OCTOBER OF 1895. HER HUSBAND WAS JOHN DOUGLAS CRABTREE FROM GIRARD CITY, RUSSELL COUNTY, ALABAMA. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF BARNEY NEWSOME AND SUSAN PERMELIA JENNINGS NEWSOME OF CLAPPS FACTORY, GEORGIA. TOGETHER THEY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: LEROY DOUGLAS, LONA AURELIA, ELSIE PAULINE, GLORIA VONCILLE, WANDA JANINE, RAMONA MAUREEN, AND ERIN MARCILLE CRABTREE. THEY LIVED OUT THEIR MARRIED LIVES IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. LONA WAS A HOUSE WIFE AND MOTHER OF THESE SEVEN IN MARRIED LIFE, BUT DUE TO ABONDONMENT BY HER FATHER AND ENSUING ILLNESSES OF HER MOTHER, LONA WENT TO WORK IN THE HOSIERY MILLS IN GEORGIA AT THE AGE OF NINE AND CARED FOR HER MOTHER THROUGH THE YEARS, EVEN AFTER MARRYING JOHN. SHE SPENT MOST OF HER ADULT LIFE RAISING THE CHILDREN WHILE JOHN SERVED AWAY IN THE MILITARY. SHE HAD, GROWING UP, 2 BROTHERS AND 5 SISTERS: LONA MARGARET, LILLY, TWINS, HATTIE AND MATTIE, MAUDE, ROBERT AND LE ROY. LONA HAD 16 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN AND NUMEROUS GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. SHE DIED OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE AND RELATED ISSUES IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA. LONA IS BURIED IN ELMWOOD CEMETARY IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA NEXT TO THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, JOHN DOUGLAS CRABTREE. HER GENEOLOGY TO YEAR 1130 CAN BE FOUND ON ANCESTRY.COM UNDER JAN TRUSSELL LINEAGE. LONAS FATHER WAS BARNEY; MOTHER SUSAN. GRANDFATHER HENRY M. NEWSOME, GRANDMOTHER PERMELIA PAGE NEWSOME.


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  • Created by: JAN TRUSSELL
  • Added: 9 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73086471
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lona Margaret “Girly” Newsome Crabtree (16 Oct 1895–Dec 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73086471, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by JAN TRUSSELL (contributor 47122003) .