Crawford, John

Oregon City Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1915
Another vacancy in the ranks of Meade Post of the G.A.R. was made in the passing of Mr. John Crawford of Mountain View. Mr. Crawford has been a sufferer from asthma for several years and succumbed to an unusual severe attack on Friday night, January first. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon from Mountain View Church; pastors J.R. Landsborough of the Presbyterian Church, and W.T. Milliken of the Baptist Church jointly officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Mountain View Cemetery with honors of the Grand Army of the Republic, Meade Post having charge of the services at the grave.
Mr. Crawford was born in Coshocton, Ohio, on July 8th, 1832, thus he was in his eighty-third year at the time of his death. He moved to Iowa and in March of 1862 he enlisted in Co. H of the 16th Regular U.S. Volunteer Infantry. He was disabled and received honorable discharge in November of the same year, but re-enlisted as soon as he was strong enough to go to the front again–this time in Company K. of the First Iowa Volunteer Cavalry–and remained in continuous service from that time until he was mustered out in Texas at the time of the close of the war in February 1866. He took part in all the battles of the Campaign, and saw service in Tennessee and Texas.
His first wife was Mary Jane Smith, who died August 15, 1877. Eight children blessed this union, of whom seven are living; Graham H. Crawford, Mrs. Mary L. Gregg and Mrs. Laura V. Cooper of Sioux City, Iowa, Mrs. Margaret M. Rose of Waukon, Iowa; Herbert T. of Clarkia, Idaho; William C. of Oregon City, and Walter R. of Cherokee, Iowa.
He married again in 1880, his bride being the lady who survives him. There were three children from this second marriage, of whom two, Mrs. Bessie P. Alldredge and Paul Clifford, both of Oregon City, are living. Mr. Crawford leaves a widow, nine children, seventeen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. Mr. Crawford was a good man, a loyal citizen, and a splendid neighbor, and made a host of friends in his little over eleven years’ sojourn in Oregon.
Mrs. Crawford and family wish to extend their thanks to the host of friends who gave their aid and sympathy in this time of sorrow.

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, January 8, 1915

John Crawford, Civil War veteran, died at 9 o’clock Friday at his home at Mountain View. The funeral will probably be held at 2 o’clock Monday.

He was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, July 8, 1832, and was married September 14, 1854. His first wife died August 15, 1877, and he was married for the second time February 5, 1880. He is survived by the following children: Graham H. Crawford, Zion, Ill.; Mrs. Mary L. Gregg, Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. Laura W. Cooper, Sioux City, Iowa; Herbert T. Crawford, Claskia, Ida.; William C. Crawford, Cherokee, Iowa, and Mrs. Bessie P. Alldredge and Paul C. Crawford, of Oregon City. He was a member of Meade post, No. 2, G. A. R.


Name: John Crawford
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Iowa
Regiment: 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry
Company: K
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M541 roll 6

Name: John Crawford
Residence: Iowa
Age at Enlistment: 31
Enlistment Date: 2 Dec 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Iowa
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in. Enlisted in Company K, Iowa 1st Cavalry Regiment on 10 Feb 1864. Mustered out on 15 Feb 1866 at Austin, TX.
Birth Date: abt 1833
Sources: Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion

Name: John Crawford
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Regular Army
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Regular Army 16th Infantry Regiment.
Death Date: 1 Jan 1915
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records, Research by Harold Slavik

U. S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914

Name: Crawford, John
Enlisted: March 5, 1862
Where: Dubuque, Ia
By Whom: King
Period: 3 yrs
Town or County: Crawford
State: O
Age: 29
Occupation: Farmer
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dk
Complexion: Dk
Height: 59
Regiment: 16 Inf
Co: H
Remarks: Discharged Nov. 10/62 for disability at Nashville, Tenn
D. C. rec’d


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