Clarence Clay Crawford

Do you have photocopies of obituaries in your files that don’t have any documentation with them? As I’m going thru my Crawford files, I uncovered several obituaries that are likely from Colorado newspapers.

This set of clippings includes two for Clarence Clay Crawford and are likely from a Longmont, Colorado newspaper. Unfortunately, I can’t find a digital copy of the paper and thus can’t determine exactly which paper the clippings are from.

Community Shocked to Learn of Death of C. C. Crawford

The grim reaper again called in the Johnstown community. Clarence Clay Crawford, superintendent of the local sugar factory, passed away in a Longmont hospital at 6 o’clock this morning. Internal hemorrhages resulting from a ruptured pancreas were responsible.
Mr. Crawford has been seriously ill the last week and was rushed to the hospital Sunday.
He is survived by his widow and two children, Clay and Ann, brother, Paul, a Denver attorney. He graduated from Pueblo high school and Colorado School of Mines.
Members of the family were at the bedside of Mr. Crawford when he passed away.
At the time we go to press no further arrangements had been made. In our next issue we shall give more complete details.
Heartfelt sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

C. C. Crawford Funeral Largely Attended by Host Sorrowin Acquaintenances

Funeral services for C. C. Crawford, 50, manager of the local sugar factory, were held Saturday at 2 o’clock at Shaw’s mortuary in Longmont, Rev. E. E. Emmoss of the Berthoud Presbyterian church officiated. Mrs. Orvin Eberhart of Johnstown sang “Prayer Perfect.”
Mr. Crawford was born at Beshear, Mo. He was educated in the Pueblo School of Mines at Golden where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He was also a member of Golden Masonic Lodge No. 1. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
He served the Great Western Sugar company for several years in Longmont and Greeley in the capacity of chemist. He came to Johnstown 11 years ago as assistant superintendent, succeeding C H Criswell as manager when the latter went to Denver about four years ago. He ranked high as one of the ablest men in the company’s personnel of executives.
Mr. Crawford was a member of the city council at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his widow, son Clay, 19 and daughter, Ann , 16.
Interment was at Longmont cemetery, with the Masons in charge.

3 thoughts on “Clarence Clay Crawford

  1. Do you have a date? I found this info at LOC. I can visit History Colorado in the New Year. I read that I need to ask them what paper and what year to verify that they do indeed have the microfilm. I checked the Longmont Museum and they only have clippings of some items, plus Longmont is a longer drive for me than Denver.

    1. mcphilbrick

      Sorry! I didn’t see this comment at the time.

      While I haven’t found the exact same article, I found something similar in a Colorado Springs paper on NewspaperArchive. I’ve also found articles in the archives of the Pueblo papers. While genealogy standards would call for an ‘exhaustive search’ to obtain everything, I have found plenty. Thus, I don’t see a need for you to try and locate the exact article when I have all of these other sources.

      THANKS for the offer!

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