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Samuel Russell Crawford (1885 - 1971)

Samuel Russell (Rusty) Crawford
Born in Mountain, Dundas, Ontario, Canadamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at age 86 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Oct 2018
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Samuel Russell "Rusty" Crawford was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963. He played for many early NHL teams and won the Stanley Cup twice, including once with the Toronto Arenas in 1918.[1]

He was born November 7, 1885, in Mountain, Dundas County, Ontario, Canada, [2]but lived at Cardinal, Ontario with his family until going to Quebec, to play hockey. He died on December 19, 1971, at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada[3]and is buried at South Hill Cemetery.

Research Notes

"Calgary Daily Herald - May 27, 1931

Prince Albert, May 26 - Seriously burned after flaming gasoline ignited his clothes, 'Roddy' Crawford, six year old son of 'Rusty' Crawford, veteran professional hockey star, is making a plucky battle for his life today in hospital"[4] According to this article, there were at least two other children. Wife's name is not mentioned.


  1. Wikipedia Article:
  2. Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch( : 8 August 2017), Samuel Russell Crawford, 07 Nov 1885; citing Birth, Mountain, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,882.
  3. Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch( : 15 March 2016), Russell S Crawford, ; Burial, Prince Albert, Prince Albert Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada, South Hill Cemetery; citing record ID 152318515, Find a Grave,
  4. Google News Archives,3247203

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