Girard Gazette, Thursday, 12 August 1920, page 1 column 2.


Nancy Annie (Adcock) Crawford wife of James M. Crawford, who was called home July 27, 1920 was born March 16, 1853, making the stay on the earth, 67 years, 4 months and 1 days. She was the daughter of Edmund and Hettie Adcock.

On March 20, 1879, she was united in marriage to James M. Crawford and to this union four children were born, two of whom died in infancy, and two survives her and are present today.

Early in life she was happily converted in revival meeting, conducted by the honored and highly respected Pioneer Baptist preacher, Rev. W. A. Stamper in the Buckhanan school house. This was Brother Stampers first revival meeting, and she was one of the first candidates baptized by him. At this time Mrs. Crawford united with the church organization in the Buckhanan school. Later she transferred her membership to the Pleasant Dale Baptist church and still later she took her letter of membership from the Pleasant Dale church and placed in the Union Chapel Baptist church in which organization she was a member at the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, and two children, Mrs. L. M. Davidson of Springfield, Ill; Mrs. Mary E. Corman of Vessie, Mo., one step son, seven grand children, four step grand children, two brothers and two sisters, besides other relatives and a multitude of friends.

Macoupin County Enquirer, Wednesday, 4 August 1920, page 2.

Mrs. J. M. Crawford died at her home in South Otter on Tuesday evening at the age of about 70 years. The funeral will be held Thursday morning from Bloomington Grove church and the interment will be in the Crawford cemetery. The funeral of a son, Lafayette Crawford who resided east of Girard was held on Wednesday and the interment was in the Crawford cemetery.