The Crawford Brothers, Circa 1915

Clemson and Edmond Crawford front

The gentlemen in the above photograph are Edmund Miley Crawford (1875-1951), on the left, and Clemson Sheffield Crawford (1871-1961). They were born in Jasper County, MO, the only children of John Clemson Crawford (1843-1913) and Eliza Sheffield (1844-1915).

Clemson married Lucy Gray (1872-1948) in Carthage, MO in 1892, and they had two children, Graydon Clemson Crawford and Jasmine Crawford (1898-1949).

Edmund married Charlotte W. Perrett (1878-1947) and they had two children, John Edmund Crawford (1905-1971) and Alice Anna Crawford (1912-1989).

On the back of the photograph it is written that it was taken in “about 1915”. Their mother died in May, 1915, probably while living with Edmund in Schenectady, NY. Clemson was living in Boise, ID at the time. Perhaps her funeral was the occasion for this photograph.

Clemson and Edmond Crawford back


Graydon Clemson Crawford

Graydon about 1913

On the back of the above photograph is written, “Graydon about 1913.”

Graydon Clemson Crawford was born in Jasper County, MO in 1893 to Clemson Sheffield Crawford (1871-1961) and Lucy Gray (1872-1948).

The below photograph shows “Pvt Graydon in Georgia” but it is undated.

Pvt Graydon in Georgia

According to the Malheur Enterprise of 15 April 1916, “Graydon C. Crawford arrived from Boise last Saturday to assume his duties as assistant cashier of the Bank of Jordan Valley. He is quartered at the Jordan Valley Hotel.” In August 1919 he married Doris Cecil Dinwiddie, the subject of a previous post. In the Census of 1920 Graydon and Doris were living in a home they owned free of mortgage in McDermitt, NV where Graydon was a bank cashier. In the Census of 1930 the couple and their two children, Joseph Clemson and Jasmine Laura lived in Boise where Graydon was employed as an accountant for “gen motors”.

By 1932 Graydon had taken a job with the Internal Revenue Service and was an agent in Dallas, TX. In 1934 Graydon was living in Tyler, TX and still an IRS agent. The below photograph below depicts the family in Tyler, TX in September 1937. Joe Clem, as he was known, was 17 and Jasmine was 11.

Tyler Texas Sept 1937

In 1954 Graydon’s job was “Chief, Intelligence Division, Internal Revenue Service” at the office in Tyler, TX and he made $9600 per year. By 1958 he headed up the Tyler, TX IRS office. The following photograph was probably taken during that time.

Great granddaddy Graydon

I haven’t yet found information about Graydon’s death or where he and Doris are buried.