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Crow, Lewis 1820-1903


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 7/30/2009 at 17:28:03

LeMars Sentinel
June 30, 1903


Lewis Crow, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Plymouth
county, died at his home on Clark street in this city at ten o'clock on
Sunday evening. His death was sudden. He had been suffering from neuralgia
of the stomach but was not confined in bed. The heat on Sunday appeared to
oppress him. His physician saw him in the afternoon and told him he should
be in bed. Mr. Crow was in good spirits and said he was ready to go when his
time came. He had an attack about seven in the evening, the neuralgia going
to his heart, and the end came three hours later.

Lewis Crow was born in St. Charles county, Missouri, on October 15, 1820. In
1844 he moved to Grand county, Wisconsin, and was united in marriage October
15, 1845, with Miss Hattie Hogle, who survives him.

Mr. Crow served in the war of 61-65 being a member of Company C.,
Forty-ninth Wisconsin Infantry. In 1873 they moved to Plymouth County and
homesteaded on a farm in Washington township where they resided until
fourteen years ago when they moved to LeMars. Eight children were born to
them three of who have died. Those living are: John L. Crow, of LeMars; J.C.
Crow, Chicago; C.T. Crow, Hillsboro, Oregon; Mrs. O.T. McConnell, Centralia,
Wash.; Mrs. M. M. Bonham, Long Creek, Oregon.

Mr. Crow was a member of the United Evangelical Church and joined the church
in 1837, and has been constant in religious faith ever since. He was one of
nature's noblemen, a devoted husband and father. His home life was ideal.

His kindness was unbounded, and his neighborliness was patterned after the teachings of Christ.

His life was cast in no heroic mould but he acted well and nobly his part and lived a life which if not sung in song or written in history, will receive a commendation at higher hands than earthly.

The funeral arrangements were made for this afternoon, but late last night a telegram was received from the son in Colorado that he had started for LeMars, and the funeral was postponed until his arrival.

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
July 7, 1903


The funeral of the late Lewis Crow was held on Friday afternoon, the remains being held at the urgent request of his son, C. T. Crow, of Portland, Oregon, who telegraphed the previous Monday on the receipt of the news of his fatherís death, that he would make all possible haste to arrive in time for the funeral.

The funeral was conducted under the auspices of Mower Post G.A.R. of which the deceased was an honored member, and a detail of his faithful comrades bore his remains to their final resting place. They were D.O. Marchant, H.R. Hughes, G.W. Forsythe, D.R. Hammond, M.C. Lobdell and T.J. Carpenter. The services were held at the Washington street Evangelical church, of which the deceased was a member, and the funeral sermon was preached by Dr. H.H. Thoren, the president of Western Union college. The speaker paid a well merited tribute to the memory of the deceased and dwelt on his high character, his long honorable and useful life and his unswerving fidelity to Christian tenants, being a devoted church member for sixty-five years. Mr. Crow was a Christian throughout his long life, having joined the Methodist church when seventeen years old where he retained his membership for twenty-one years. He then affiliated with the Free Baptists and in the last years of his life became a member of the United Evangelical church.

Many floral tributes were placed on his coffin as marks of esteem and affection by his friends. The services at the grave were conducted by the members of the Mower post G.A.R.

Beely & Fissel Funeral Home Record Book, 1892-1906
Name: Crow, Louis
Died: 28 Jun 1903
Aged: 83 years
Buried: City Cemetery LeMars
Page#: 193


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