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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Curtis A. Crawford

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois," by J. O. Cunningham, 1905


CURTIS A. CRAWFORD, merchant of Bondville, Champaign County, since 1895, and Postmaster since 1897, was born in Lincoln, Ill., April 28, 1867, and was educated in the public schools. He is of Scotch-German ancestry and his family was established in Ohio at an early day, his paternal grandfather, Simeon, having been born in Morgan County, in that state, as was also John W. CRAWFORD, the father of Curtis A., on Apil 30, 1840. Simeon CRAWFORD married Eleanor HANESWORTH, of Maryland. The mother of Curtis A. was formerly Julia Julia A. STAKER, of Hocking County Ohio, and his maternal grandfather was George STAKER, of Germany. John W. Crawford moved to Pickaway County, Ohio, in 1870, coming to Champaign County, Ill., in 1875, and settling on their present farm two miles south of Bondville.

Until of age, Curtis A. Crawford worked on the home farm, and afterward was engaged in various branches of business until 1895, when he established himself in mercantile trade in Bondville. He has the thrift, energy and courtesy which insure successful merchandising, and has also filled local offices of trust and responsibility. He is a Republican in politics, and fraternally is connected with the knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen. August 24, 1890, Mr. Crawford was united in marriage to Mary B. GOODMAN, formerly of Peoria County, Ill., and to them the following named children have been born: Mildred J., born September 3, 1891; and Walter J., born October 29, 1893, and died July 1, 1894.

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