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John Crawford[1]

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  • Name John Crawford 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Presbyterian Minister  [2
    FamilySearch ID LTNQ-FZD 
    FamilySearch URL 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I3623  Main
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2017 

    Family Martha Rose,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    +1. Willena Rose Crawford,   b. 29 Jun 1896, Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1975, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F1443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (

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

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Charles Levi []
      Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 8:48 AM
      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

      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.


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