Friday Find

Do you have profiles on WikiTree? In preparation for the WikiTree anniversary, I started looking at my connections and realized that some of my ancestors were missing many of their children. In the process of adding some of these children, I came across an obituary for my great-grandfather’s brother, Nelson G. Crawford.

Nelson G. Crawford
Dies after Years
Of Failing Health

Nelson Garfield Crawford, 75, former postmaster and long-time post office employe, died late this morning in Trinity Hospital where he had been a patient since last August. He had been in failing health for several years.
Funeral arrangements will be made later. The body is at the Hulpieu-Swaim Funeral Home.
Mr. Crawford was born October 29, 1881 in West Lebanon, Ind. When he was a child he moved with his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Marion Crawford, to a soldier’s claim southwest of Dodge City. The family later moved to Dodge City, and Mr. Crawford attended the local schools. He entered the postal service when he was a young man and sered in various capacities for 47 years.
He was postmaster from March 1 1928 to April 1936, later becoming superintendent of mails. Mr. Crawford retired in July 1948.
Mr. Crawford and Miss Cora Adams were married July 7, 1907. Mrs. Crawford died December 6, 1947. Mr. Crawford later married Mrs. Grace Nicoll Stateler, who survives.
Other survivors are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Donald Gleckler of Salem Ore.; two cousins, Mrs. Elsie Smart of Moreen, Ind. And Mrs. Martha Crudge of Attica, Ind. And several nephews and nieces.
Mr. Crawford had been a member of the Methodist Church since he was 11 years old. He was a member of St. Bernard Lodge No. 222 a. F. And A. M. Dodge City Chapter NO. 75, Royal Arch Mason, Dodge City Council No. 16, Royal and Select Masters, Dodge City Commandery No. 35, Knights Templar and Midian Shrine Temple of Wichita. HE had a wide acquaintance in the community and was highly esteemed.

Nelson G. Crawford Dies after Yers of Failing Health, Dodge City Daily Globe, Dodge City, Kansas, 10 May 1957, page 1, Obituary of Nelson G. Crawford; Vol. 46, No. 130.