Lawrence Crooke
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Lawrence Frank Crooke (1894 - 1972)

Lawrence Frank Crooke
Born in Texas, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 30 Dec 1923 (to 14 Oct 1972) in Montgomery, Texas, United Statesmap
Died in Houston, Harris, Texasmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Mar 2019
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Biography

Corporal Lawrence Crooke served in the United States Army in World War I
Service started: 5 Aug 1917
Unit(s): Company K of the 143rd Army Infantry, 36th Division
Service ended: 2 May, 1919
Lawrence Crooke has Irish ancestors.
Lawrence Crooke has German Roots.
This profile is part of the Crooke Name Study.

Early Life

In 1900, his family own their farm in Boggy, Montgomery, Texas. In addition to the six Crooke children, two children listed as grandchildren live with them with the last name "Kidd." At this time, I'm unable to determine whose children they are, but the last name is the same as Lawrence's mother's maiden name. [1]
in 1910, the grandchildren no longer live with the family. Clarence, Lawrence, and Dollie still live at home. His father no longer farms, but works in manufacturing as a wincher, which is similar to a bulk loader. [2]
When he register for the draft in June, 1917, Lawrence worked as a sulpher pumper for the Freeport Sulpher Compnay, and he lived in Freeport, Texas. [3]

Military

On 5 Aug 1917, at 23 years old, Lawrence Crooke joined the Army during WWI. He served almost two years, until 2 May, 1919. [4] [5][6][7]
On 18 Jul 1918, Corporal left Newport News, Va on the Dante Alighieri with Company K of the 143rd Army Infantry, 36th Division. [8]
Company K was assigned the mission of attacking at night over exposed terrain, to capture the town of Bitschoffen, France. The town was well defended and surrounded by extensive minefields. Company K attacked twice, each time suffering heavy losses from mines and defensive fires, though each time, reorganized for another assault. On the third assault, elements of the company attacking up and through a mine field succeeded in entering the town, overwhelming the German troops in the village. They then attacked from the rear, and engaged those enemy forces with the remainder of Company K. By dawn, Bittschoffen, France had fallen, an undetermined number of the enemy was killed and 66 prisoners were captured.
5 Mar 1919, he left Brest, France and returned to Newport on 18 Mar 1919 on the USS Louisiana. [9]
Both he and his brother, Clarence Crooke, served in France in WWI at the same time.

After the Military

His brother, Clarence moved back home after the war, but Lawrence boarded in a boarding house in Travis Texas. He was unemployed at the time. [10]

Marriage and Family

In 1923, he and Martha (Caldwell) Crooke married in Montgomery County, Texas. [11]
Shortly after, he lost his parents in 1924 and 1925.
In 1930, the couple had two children. They rent a home on Back Street in Conroe, Texas. Frank works an inspector in a tie company. His 31-year-old sister, Carrie "Dollie" Crooke (who works as a clerk in a dry goods store, lives with them, as does his counsin's family, and a boarder. [12]
By 1932, the couple moved to Austin, Texas. [13] but had moved back to Conroe, Texas on Avenue G where Lawrence worked gauging oil tanks for J. Ray McDermott and Marguerite taught sewing classes. [14][15]
He and his wife were also both heavily involved with the Masons and Easter Star.
Lawrence Crooke was in the Masons

Appearance

Lawrence had at least two major accidents in his early childhood. When he was 6-years-old, he broke his right arm and cut off fingers on his both hands. Then, when he was ten, he had an accident that caused his knee to be stiff the rest of his life. He was 5'8 and had brown hair and eyes. [3][15]

Education

2nd Year College [14]

Death

On 14 Oct 1972, his life tragically ended in a car accident broke his neck. [16][17][18]He is buried with his wife and daughter at Conroe Memorial Park, in Conroe, Texas. [19]


Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3PG-8F6 : accessed 3 March 2019), George F Crooke, Justice Precinct 7 Conroe town, Montgomery, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 112, sheet 29A, family 607, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,660.
  2. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2SK-72V : accessed 4 March 2019), George F Crook, Justice Precinct 7, Montgomery, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 153, sheet 1B, family 20, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1579; FHL microfilm 1,375,592.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ61-73M : 24 August 2019), Lawrence Frank Crooke, 1917-1918.
  4. Ancestry Record 2441 #14453745 Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  5. "Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV18-DPZG : 13 March 2018), Lawrence F Crooke, 11 Oct 1920; citing Military Service, , , Texas, United States, Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin.
  6. "Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV18-DPZL : 13 March 2018), Lawrence F Crooke, 13 Jul 1917; citing Military Service, Houston, , Texas, United States, Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin.
  7. "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPFP-6H1P : 5 December 2018), Lawrence Frank Crooke, 2 May 1919; citing Military Service, NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985), various roll numbers.
  8. ImageU.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Lists of Incoming Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 360 Boxes. NAI: 6234465. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives at College Park, Maryland. Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 255 Boxes. NAI: 6234477. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  9. Image Ancestry.com. U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Lists of Incoming Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 360 Boxes. NAI: 6234465. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives at College Park, Maryland. Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 255 Boxes. NAI: 6234477. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  10. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH15-Y6M : accessed 20 September 2019), Lawrence F Crooke in household of Mary French, Austin Ward 6, Travis, Texas, United States; citing ED 113, sheet 20B, line 84, family 46, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1852; FHL microfilm 1,821,852.
  11. Image Montgomery County Clerk's Office; Conroe, Texas; Montgomery County, Texas, Marriage Records; The Book Series: 12; Pages: 370B
  12. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HF6J-2PZ : accessed 20 September 2019), Lawrence Crooke, Conroe, Montgomery, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 12, sheet 13A, line 34, family 326, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2378; FHL microfilm 2,342,112.
  13. Image Austin, Texas, City Directory, 1932
  14. 14.0 14.1 "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4S6-LNY : 29 July 2019), Lawrence F Cooke, Conroe, Justice Precinct 7, Montgomery, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 170-13C, sheet 11A, line 24, family 250, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4109.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJ4-44M : 17 October 2017), Lawrence Frank Crooke, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  16. "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJHP-53J : 5 December 2014), Lawrence F Crooke, Harris, Texas, United States; citing Department of State Health Services, Austin.
  17. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3S5-NQB : 13 March 2018), George F Crooke in entry for Lawrence Frank Crooke, 14 Oct 1972; citing certificate number 75025, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,223,987.
  18. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JYT7-P49 : 20 May 2014), Lawrence Crooke, Oct 1972; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  19. "BillionGraves Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLND-NDMV : 30 August 2017), Lawrence F Crooke, died 14 Oct 1972; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Conroe Memorial Park, Conroe, Montgomery, Texas, United States.
  • 'Son, Lawrence Frank Crooke, Birth Certificate "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VH89-PL3 : 11 March 2018), Lawrence Frank Crooke in entry for Lawrence Frank Crooke, 09 Aug 1927; citing Conroe, Montgomery, Texas, United States, certificate 55718, Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,240,404.
  • "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VDDQ-ZKF : 1 January 2015), Lawrence Frank Crooke in entry for Lawrence Frank Jr. Crooke, 09 Aug 1927; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Daughter Peggy June Crooke's Birth Certificate"Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VH8V-T3Q : 11 March 2018), Lawrence F Crooke in entry for Peggy June Crooke, 24 Oct 1928; citing Conroe, Montgomery, Texas, United States, certificate 86226, Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,240,705.
  • "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V8Q5-ZRJ : 5 December 2014), Lawrence F Crooke in entry for Peggy June Crooke, 24 Oct 1928; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services.


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