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Willena Rose Crawford[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Female 1896 - 1975  (78 years)


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  • Name Willena Rose Crawford  [6, 7, 8
    Born 29 Jun 1896  Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Gender Female 
    FamilySearch ID LTNQ-VVQ 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LTNQ-VVQ 
    Died 9 Feb 1975  San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Person ID I133  Main
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2017 

    Father John Crawford,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Martha Rose,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dr. Robert Spencer Stone, M.D, L.L.D.,   b. 5 Jun 1895, Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1966, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1924  London, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 12, 13, 14
    Children 
    +1. Robert Spencer Stone, Jr.,   b. 6 Jun 1926, Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1989  (Age 63 years)
     2. Ian Crawford Stone,   b. 28 Oct 1928, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1941  (Age 12 years)
    +3. Margaret Isobel Stone,   b. 25 Nov 1929, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 2006, Sacramento, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Documents
    Robert Spencer Stone m. Willena Rose Crawford
    Robert Spencer Stone m. Willena Rose Crawford
    Robert Spencer Stone m. Willena Rose Crawford
    Robert Spencer Stone m. Willena Rose Crawford
    Certificate dated 20 June 1924
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jun 1924 - London, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Feb 1975 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    Robert Spencer Stone - US Draft Registration
    Robert Spencer Stone - US Draft Registration
    Willena Crawford Stone - US Citizenship
    Willena Crawford Stone - US Citizenship
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    Willena Crawford Stone - US Citizenship
    Willena Crawford Stone - US Citizenship
    2
    Willena Crawford Stone - US Citizenship
    Willena Crawford Stone - US Citizenship
    3
    Willena Crawford Stone - US Citizenship
    Willena Crawford Stone - US Citizenship
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  • Notes 
    • From Charles Levi:

      "She attended high school in Chatham and then the University of Toronto, graduating B.A. 1919 (same year as Robert).  She then went to Detroit to work with the YMCA as an industrial inspector.  She married Robert in June, 1924 in London, Ontario, according to U of T Alumni records. "

      "On a recent visit to California, I checked the San Francisco Chronicle for February 13, 1975 and found her obituary on page 27.  She died February 9,1975 in San Francisco at the stated age of 78, and is listed as the widow of Robert Spencer Stone and the mother of two living children and seven grandchildren.  She is also listed as 'an active worker in Girl Scots of the U.S.A. for many years'."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S468] Darcy McKeough, W. Darcy McKeough.

    3. [S656] Ted Lollis, Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail: GeoVis@erols.com).

    4. [S192] J Spencer Howell - Interviews with JSHJr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (Personal interviews with Dad.).

    5. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    6. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p.20 "Willena Crawford".

    7. [S1720] US WWII Draft Registration Cards, "Willena C. Stone" on Robert Spencer Stone "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939V-3DS2-YP?cc=1861144&wc=SP9P-168%3A191578401.

    8. [S1721] US Naturalization Records, Naturalization Records. National Archives at Riverside, Peris, California. Naturalization Records. National Archives at San Francisco, San Bruno, California.

    9. [S891] Charles Levi, Charles Levi, Nov 24th email.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Charles Levi [mailto:clevi@axxent.ca]
      Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 8:48 AM
      To: jhowell@jhowell.com
      Subject: Howell Family Ancestors -- Robert Spencer Stone

      Dear Mr. Howell,

      I noticed on rootsweb that you had some information posted under ID's
      I129 and I133 about Robert Spencer Stone and Wilhemena Crawford.  I have
      some interest in Wilhemina Crawford because she served as a executive
      member of the University College Womens Undergraduate Association, an
      organization I have been studying for some years.  I have been looking
      for an obituary or death notice for her, if you find one I would be
      grateful.

      While I am contacting you, let me correct some of your information and
      add some more.  According to the records of the University of Toronto,
      Robert Spencer Stone was BA 1919, not 1917 as you indicate.  He enroled
      at the University in 1917, after service in France during WWI with the
      Royal Flying Corps (wounded April 24, 1917).  Since he did not return to
      Canada until November of 1917, it is impossible that he could have
      received his BA in May of that year. [Source: University of Toronto Roll
      of Service 1914-1918.]  Further Robert received his M.B. degree (not
      M.D.) from the University of Toronto 1924.  In those days the University
      still gave the degree of Bachelor of Medicine.  He may have received an
      M.D. at some later date.  That I don't know about.  He lived in Detroit
      from 1925-1928 and then was on staff at the University of California
      from 1928-1962.  He died in San Francisco in 1966.

      Now, as for Wilhemnia, she was born "Wilena Rose Crawford" in June, 1896
      in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  I am pretty sure about 1896, less sure about
      Ontario.  There is a chance she was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y.  Her
      father was John Crawford, a Presbyterian Minister.  She attended high
      school in Chatham and then the University of Toronto, graduating B.A.
      1919 (same year as Robert).  She then went to Detroit to work with the
      YMCA as an industrial inspector.  She married Robert in June, 1924 in
      London, Ontario, according to U of T Alumni records.  In another year or
      two the Provincial marriage records will be available for 1924 and I can
      confirm this.  After that her life is a mystery. although I assume she
      went to California with Robert.

      I hope all that helps, and if you do find anything on the death of
      Wilhemnia, please let me know.  Also, if you have sources that
      contradict my information, I'd like to know about that too.

      Sincerely,


      Charles Levi,
      author, "Comings and Goings: University Students in Canadian Society
      1854-1973"

    10. [S891] Charles Levi, Charles Levi, email 31 Aug 2006.

    11. [S1386] San Francisco Chronicle, Obituary - February 13, 1975, page 27.

    12. [S891] Charles Levi, Charles Levi, 24 Nov 2003 email to JSH.
      ----Original Message-----
      From: Charles Levi [mailto:clevi@axxent.ca]
      Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 8:48 AM
      To: jhowell@jhowell.com
      Subject: Howell Family Ancestors -- Robert Spencer Stone

      Dear Mr. Howell,

      I noticed on rootsweb that you had some information posted under ID's
      I129 and I133 about Robert Spencer Stone and Wilhemena Crawford.  I have
      some interest in Wilhemina Crawford because she served as a executive
      member of the University College Womens Undergraduate Association, an
      organization I have been studying for some years.  I have been looking
      for an obituary or death notice for her, if you find one I would be
      grateful.

      While I am contacting you, let me correct some of your information and
      add some more.  According to the records of the University of Toronto,
      Robert Spencer Stone was BA 1919, not 1917 as you indicate.  He enroled
      at the University in 1917, after service in France during WWI with the
      Royal Flying Corps (wounded April 24, 1917).  Since he did not return to
      Canada until November of 1917, it is impossible that he could have
      received his BA in May of that year. [Source: University of Toronto Roll
      of Service 1914-1918.]  Further Robert received his M.B. degree (not
      M.D.) from the University of Toronto 1924.  In those days the University
      still gave the degree of Bachelor of Medicine.  He may have received an
      M.D. at some later date.  That I don't know about.  He lived in Detroit
      from 1925-1928 and then was on staff at the University of California
      from 1928-1962.  He died in San Francisco in 1966.

      Now, as for Wilhemnia, she was born "Wilena Rose Crawford" in June, 1896
      in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  I am pretty sure about 1896, less sure about
      Ontario.  There is a chance she was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y.  Her
      father was John Crawford, a Presbyterian Minister.  She attended high
      school in Chatham and then the University of Toronto, graduating B.A.
      1919 (same year as Robert).  She then went to Detroit to work with the
      YMCA as an industrial inspector.  She married Robert in June, 1924 in
      London, Ontario, according to U of T Alumni records.  In another year or
      two the Provincial marriage records will be available for 1924 and I can
      confirm this.  After that her life is a mystery. although I assume she
      went to California with Robert.

      I hope all that helps, and if you do find anything on the death of
      Wilhemnia, please let me know.  Also, if you have sources that
      contradict my information, I'd like to know about that too.

      Sincerely,


      Charles Levi,
      author, "Comings and Goings: University Students in Canadian Society
      1854-1973"

    13. [S936] Malcolm D. Jones & Glenn E. Sheline, Malcolm D. Jones & Glenn E. Sheline, (http://dynaweb.oac.cdlib.org:8088/dynaweb/uchist/public/inmemoriam/inmemoriam1968/@Generic__BookTextView/1828), Married June 24, 1924.

    14. [S1591] Ontario Canada marriages 1801-1926, Geealogical Research Library, Brampton, ON, (Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada). Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1926 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA), "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-Y39P-ZT5?cc=1784216&wc=3N7R-3TL%3A1584308903%2C1584308901%2C1584310801 : 28 May 2015), Marriage licenses and affidavits > 1924 > no 13381-1433.