The death of Daniel Crawford, nightwatchman.

Wilson Daily Times, 15 January 1932.

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In the 1870 census of Pleasant Grove township, Alamance County, N.C.: wheelwright Andrew Crawford, 40; wife Caroline, 38; and children Lucian, 18, Scott, 16, Daniel, 14, Ida, 12, Edward, 10, John, 8, June, 6, and Andrew, 1; plus domestic servant Sarah Taylor, 24.

In the 1880 census of Faucett township, Alamance County: Scott Crawford, 25, renter; wife Ann, 22; children James, 7, Ellen, 3, and Loma, 4; and brothers Daniel, 24, and Edward, 20.

On 27 December 1883, Daniel Crawford, 27, married Annie Whitted, 21, in Durham, North Carolina.

In the 1900 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Daniel A. Crawford, 44; wife Annie D., 34; and children James L., 13, Clarence A., 9, William C., 8, Mable L., 6, Mena, 4, Julius T., 3, and Ulyses G., 1.

In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: on Spring Street, Joe Crawford, 53, factory nightwatchman; wife Annie, 46; and children Clarence, 21, brickmason, Willie, 19, odd jobs, Mabel, 16, Mamie, 14, Williard, 10, Theodore, 7, Jessie, 5, and Maudy, 5.

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 705 Spring Street, Daniel A. Crawford, 63; wife Annie, 58; and children Theodore, 17, Meria, 21, Jesse, 14, and Morton, 12.

On 16 May 1928, Annie Crawford died in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was 66 years old; was born in Orange County, N.C., to Isaac Whitted and Phillis Levers; and lived at 605 South Spring. Daniel Crawford was informant.

On 5 June 1929, Willie Mena Gaston died in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was 26 years old; was born in Wilson to Daniel Crawford of Alamance County and Annie Whitted of Orange County, N.C.; was married to Augusta Gaston; and lived at 605 South Spring.

On 15 August 1929, Daniel A. Crawford, 69, married Alice Merritt, 55, in Wilson.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 605 South Spring Street, Daniel A. Crawford, 74; wife Alas, 51; and children Daniel W., 25, Theodore R., 23, Jesse, 22, and Morton, 20.

Daniel A. Crawford died 14 January 1932 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 2 March 1856 in Alamance County, N.C.; was married to Alice Crawford; lived at 605 South Spring Street; and worked as a night watchman for Liggett & Meyers. Daniel Crawford was informant.

Daniel Williard Crawford died 16 October 1964 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 1 January 1900 in Wilson County to Daniel Crawford and Annie Whitted; never married; and worked as a carpenter. Walter H. Whitted was informant.

Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.

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