John Crawford

John Alexander Crawford (1887 - abt. 1954)

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John Alexander "Jack" Crawford
Born in Lavant, Lanark, Ontario, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died about [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jan 2012 | Last significant change: 22 May 2019
18:24: Amy (Crawford) Gilpin edited the Biography for John Alexander Crawford (1887-abt.1954). [Thank Amy for this]
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John was born in 1887. He was the son of John Crawford and Flora MacFarlane. He has a twin sister, Flora.[1] He married Edith Jewel Steele in 1910, in Renfrew County.[2] He passed away about 1954. He and his wife are buried at Crawford Cemetery.[3]
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1901 Census of Canada

In 1901, John Alexander (Jack) Crawford was 13 years old and living with his parents in Lavant Township, Lanark County, Ontario. He is listed as being of Scotch origin, born in Ontario, and a Presbyterian.[4]


Jack Crawford of Flower Station, was a telegraph operator at Clarendon Station on the K&P Railroad.[5]

He signed his Attestation Paper for Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force on September 23, 1914 for service in WWI. It states he was a telegraph officer, unmarried and living in Flower Station, Lanark County, Ontario.[6]

1921 Census of Canada

By 1921, John is married and living with his family in Tyendinaga Township, Hastings County, Ontario. They were living in a rented home, and his birthplace is listed as At Sea. His occupation is listed as RY Agent, which means he worked in the local rail yard. The following children are listed as living in the household[7]:

  • William, born in Saskatchewan
  • Edith B (Ellen B), born in Saskatchewan
  • David, born in Ontario
  • Marie, born in Ontario

Death and Burial

John A. Crawford
Event Type - Burial
Event Place - Elphin, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Photograph Included - Y
Affiliate Record Identifier - 59079506
Cemetery - Crawford Cemetery

Links Added by Others


  1. Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 August 2017), John Alexander Crawford, 03 Aug 1887; citing Birth, Lavant, , Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,885
  2. Ontario Marriages, 1857-1924", Archives of Ontario; Series: MS945; Reel: 12
  3. Crawford's Cemetery", Publication, Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, OGS# 5157; page 17; Entry #:268
  4. "Canada Census, 1901," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 March 2018), John Crawford in household of Flora Crawford, Lanark (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.
  5. Book: In Search of the K&P, by Carol Bennett and D.W McCuaig; Page 112
  6. Canada, WWI CEF Personnel Files, 1914-1918; Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; CEF Personnel Files; Referece: RG 150; Volume: Box 2122-46
  7. [1921 Census of Canada] Library and Archives Canada


This profile was created from a document entitled 'Crawford Family Tree, David Crawford, 1812-1884 and Margaret Tenet, 1822 - 1896', compiled by Kenneth Crawford from census data, family memories, recollections and grave stones dated February 28, 1982.

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Main Gate of Crawford Cemetery
Main Gate of Crawford Cemetery

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The crest badge of Clan Crawford

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On 8 Jan 2019 at 03:19 GMT Amy (Crawford) Gilpin wrote:

Crawford-12682 and Crawford-2905 appear to represent the same person because: This is my great-grandfather. His name is not David, it is John Alexander. He went by Jack.

On 13 Dec 2018 at 19:19 GMT Jim Crawford wrote:

Please review this profile. Believe that Edith Jewel Steele Crawford's spouse is actually Crawford-12682. Thank you.

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