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Benjamin Franklin Crawford (1889 - 1958)

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Benjamin Franklin Crawford
Born in Waterloo, Laurens, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Laurens, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Father of , , [private son (1920s - unknown)], and
Died in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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When Benjamin Franklin Crawford[1] was born on September 15, 1889,[2] in Laurens, South Carolina, his father, James, was 31 and his mother, Susan, was 39.[3] He married Bettie Marie Wood on December 21, 1913, in Laurens, South Carolina.[4] They had five children:

  • Horace Haskell (1920–1920)[5]
  • Benton F. (1924–1985)
  • Gene Edward (1928–)
  • Gerald Wood (1932–2007)
  • Mary Carolyn (1935–)

He died of Hodgkin's disease on April 9, 1958, in Laurens, South Carolina,[6] at the age of 68, and was buried in Gray Court, South Carolina.[7]

Henderson Baptist Church Cemetery
Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina


  1. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; Registration State: South Carolina; Registration County: Laurens; Roll: 1877671
  2. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Benjamin F Crawford
  3. South Carolina, Delayed Birth Records, 1766-1900 and City of Charleston, South Carolina, Birth Records, 1877-1901; Roll Number: BC_14 1888-1889
  4. South Carolina, County Marriages, 1910-1990; cert 260457
  5. South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1965; child: Harris H Crawford
  6. South Carolina Department of Archives and History; Columbia, South Carolina; Year Range: 1950-1961; Death County or Certificate Range: Laurens; state file # 58 008834
  • Year: 1900; Census Place: Sullivan, Laurens, South Carolina; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0060; FHL microfilm: 1241534
  • Year: 1910; Census Place: Sullivan, Laurens, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1465; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1375478
  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Sullivan, Laurens, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1700; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 68
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Sullivan, Laurens, South Carolina; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0034; FHL microfilm: 2341937
  • Year: 1940; Census Place: Sullivan, Laurens, South Carolina; Roll: m-t0627-03821; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 30-36

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