William CRAWFORD  -William Crawford Succumbs Following A Year of Illness.

William A. Crawford, aged 56 years, passed away at 1:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home 436 N. High street following an illness of one years duration.  Born in Galena on May 2, 1892 he was the son of Andrew W. and Mary L. (Charter) Crawford.  He received his education in the Galena Public schools and was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran church.  A veteran of World War I, he was inducted into service at Galena on June 1, 1918.  He served with Co. B. of the 48th Infantry until honorably discharged at Camp Grant at Rockford on July 7, 1919. Since September 1941, he was employed at the Savanna Ordinance Depot, where he worked until illness forced him to retire.

Mr. Crawford is survived by his wife, the former Marie Kort of Galena with whom he was united in marriage at Rockford, Illinois on October 27, 1925.  He is survived also by his sister, Anne B. Crawford of San Francisco, Calif.  His parents, one sister, Mrs. Mabel Mullen, of Rockford and one brother, Harry W. Crawford, preceded him in death.  The funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the home and at 2:30 at St. Matthew's Lutheran church.  Burial will be made in the Crawford lot in Greenwood cemetery.  Rev. T. J. Pagel, pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran church will officiate at the services.  Military honors will be accorded at the graveside by Fickbo-Hissem Post No. 193 American Legion of which Mr. Crawford was a member.  

Mr. Crawford was removed from the Nash Funeral Chapel to his home 436 N. High Street on Seminary Hill, where friends may call.-Daily Gazette, March 21, 1949.

Submitted by Kathy Kuroda