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CRAWFORD, Margaret FLETCHER 1802 - 1882

CRAWFORD, FARMER, FLETCHER, CAMPBELL, FREDENBUR

Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 5/25/2021 at 21:22:53

"The Fairfield Tribune"
Thursday Morning, August 24, 1882
Page 3, Column 3

Death of Mrs. Margaret CRAWFORD.--Mrs. Margaret CRAWFORD, who has been lying at the door of death for several weeks, expired early last Friday morning, at the home of her daughter, in this city, Mrs. S. C. FARMER, Sr. She had been sick for six or eight months and her death was looked for. It was the result of old age and a general wasting of the natural forces rather than of any special or pronounced disease, and being such, the most that her friends have been able to do was to give her every care which loving hearts and tender hands could and await the coming of the final summons. Mrs. CRAWFORD's maiden name was Margaret FLETCHER, and she was born in Butler county, Pennsylvania, in 1801 (sic - Aug. 20, 1802). At the age of eighteen she was married to James CRAWFORD, and moved with her husband to Western Virginia. Here they lived together until Mr. CRAWFORD's death in 1834, and sixteen years later, in 1850, she came to Iowa with her daughter Mrs. Joel E. CAMPBELL, and has lived here ever since. Mrs. CRAWFORD was the mother of eight children, four of whom are still living, as follows: Mrs. FREDENBUR, of Ohio; Mrs. S. C. FARMER, Sr., Mrs. J. E. CAMPBELL, and Mr. Jas. F. CRAWFORD, all of this county. Deceased was brought up in the faith of theChristian (sic) religion, and was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church until 1851, when she united with the M. E. church of Fairfield, and has lived a life of consistent goodness. The funeral took place Friday afternoon and was largely attended, the discourse being preached by Rev. Evans.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Her obituary does not mention which cemetery she was buried in, however the WPA Report (compiled about 1940) states she was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield. Researchers who compiled the cemetery's burials note that she is in Lot Old.P.294. This would be the same lot that daughter Mary Jane CRAWFORD FARMER and son-in-law Samuel C. FARMER Sr. are buried in.


 

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