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Alice May (Lockridge) Croft (1933)


Posted By: Treva Patterson
Date: 2/5/2007 at 15:12:42

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, June 15, 1933


Mrs. Alice Croft, well known resident of Winterset, died at her home on West Jefferson street, early Monday morning, June 12th after a short illness. Mrs. Croft complained of not feeling well about one o'clock and died a few minutes later.

She was 70 years of age and had lived in this county for forty-four years. All of this time, with the exception of a few years she spent on a farm northwest of town, Winterset has been her home.

Mrs. Croft was the former Alice May Lockridge. She was born in Miami county, Indiana, October 23, 1862. Here she was married to George W. Croft in 1877. They came to Winterset in 1889.

Mr. and Mrs. Croft were the parents of nine children, three of whom have preceded the mother in death; Mrs. Blanche Wheeler, Pauline and Hubert. Hubert died June 12, 1927. Mr. Croft died the same year.

The children surviving are: Mrs. Cora Jones of Des Moines, Miss Nona, Russell, Raymond and George of Winterset, and Lieutenant Frank Croft of San Diego, California. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Cora Wiles of Roann, Indiana, Mrs. Ella Montgomery of Peru, Indiana and Mrs. Lulu Ross of Vancouver, Washington.

Mrs. Croft was a charter member of the local chapter of the American Legion auxiliary. She also belonged to the Women's Relief Corps, Pythian Sisters, W.C.T.U. and the Presbyterian church. She took an active interest in the work of the church and a former pastor, the Rev. Paul M. Fowler of Sioux City was here to assist with the services. The Rev. R. C. Cully, pastor of the local church conducted the services at the church at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, assisted by Mr. Fowler. The W.R.C. also had their services at the church. Burial was in the Winterset cemetery.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, June 15, 1933
Page 1, Column 7


Last rites were held Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church for Mrs. Alice M. Croft, who died early Monday morning without regaining consciousness, following a heart attack. The Rev. Paul Main Fowler of Sioux City, former pastor of the church here and Dr. R. C. Cully, the present pastor, conducted the services.

Mrs. Croft was prominent in the work of the Women’s Relief corps in which she had held a number of offices. For years she had maintained the poor relief box at her home and was in charge of much of the charitable work of the organization. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Pythian Sisters and the W. C. T. U. Reared in the Dunkard faith, Mrs. Croft became a member of the Presbyterian church in 1892.

A member of the pioneer Lockridge family, Mrs. Croft was born October 23, 1862 in Miami county, Indiana. Her marriage to George W. Croft took place November 30, 1877. Mr. Croft died from a heart attack October 27, 1927, thirty-four days before the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Croft lived twelve years near her birthplace, coming to Madison county in 1889. The rest of her life was spent here with the exception of a few years on a farm.

Those who survive are her sons and daughters, Nona, Cora, Russell and Raymond Croft, all of Winterset; George Croft of Peru; Lieutenant Frank Croft of the United States Marine corps, stationed at San Diego, California; three sisters and several grandchildren. Three children are deceased, Blanche, Hubert, and an infant son.

Pall bearers were J. M. E. Creger, Fred Farquahar, Glenn Foster, Eli Greenwood, Robert O’Loughlin and Hattie Ruth.


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