YORK EDWARD CRAWFORD

York Edward Crawford
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B. June 6, 1918 in Fremont, Waupaca County, WI
M. WW II Navy Veteran, CPhM Chief Pharmacist Mate
D. March 12, 1971
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  • Father: Edward Charles “Ziggy” Crawford born August 28, 1893 in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, WI son of James Crawford (1862-1905) and Wilhelmina Caroline “Minnie” (Zabel) Crawford (1867-1929); Army Veteran (1918-1919), Private, Company A, Third Regiment of Infantry; Edward died November 22, 1938 in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, IL; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, WI
  • Ruby Imogene (Looker) Crawford born August 30, 1897 in Waupaca County, WI daughter of Charles Looker (1860-1931) and Susan Sophia (Hinchley) Looker (1869-1907); married (1) Edward Charles “Ziggy” Crawford; married (2) William Otto “W.O.” Roth (1890-1974); Ruby died February 26, 1962; Ruby and William are buried in Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Morton, Tazewell County, IL; According to the Decatur Daily Review (Decatur IL) Monday, February 26, 1962, page 1:

“WOMAN KILLED, 3 HURT IN CRASH NEAR MORTON – Morton, Feb. 26 (AP) – A two-car collision at a foggy intersection near Morton Sunday night fatally injured one person and seriously injured three others.  Mrs. Ruby Roth 63, who was riding in a car driven by her husband, William, 71, died early today.  Roth, of Morton, and apassenger Louise Tevis, 62, of Goodfield were in critical condition in a Peoria hospital.  The driver of the other car, Robert Craddick, 22, of Tremont was in serious condition.  State police said fog and slippery pavement at the intersection of Illinois 121 and Allentown blacktop contributed to the accident.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Village of Fremont, Waupaca County, WI the household members were: Edward Crawford, head, age 26, married, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Wisconsin, occupation: button cutter – button factory; Ruby Crawford, wife, age 22, married, born in Wisconsin, father born in Canada, mother born in Wisconsin; York Crawford, son, age 1 6/12, single, born in Wisconin.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for City of Prairie du Chien, Prairie du Chien Township, Crawford County, WI living at 314 N 3rd, the household members were: Edward Crawford, head, age 37, married at age 24, born in Wisconsin, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Iowa, occupation: pilot – ferry; Ruby Crawford, wife, age 33, married at age 20, born in Wisconsin, father born in Canada, mother born in Wisconsin; York Crawford, son, age 11, single, born in Wisconsin.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for the U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, San Diego County, CA, the household members were: York E. Crawford, U.S.N., age 21, single, highest grade completed: C-1, born in Wisconsin, Lived in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, WI in 1935, occupation: Seaman 2/c – U.S.N.

According to the U.S. City Diretories, 1822-1995: 1942 Peoria, Peoria County, IL City Directory:
Crawford, York E USN r311 S Frink

According to the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947: York Edward Crawford, born June 6, 1918 in Fremont WI, residing in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA, unemployed, weight: 150, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, height: 5’ 11”, next of kin: Ruby Crawford, signed: November 26, 1945.

According to the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1942: 1952 Peoria, Peoria County, IL City Directory:
Crawford, York E bacteriologist r1316 Main

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