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Posted by: Jodie Hollifield (ID *****6672) Date: September 22, 2009 at 05:36:30
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Hi Cynthia~

I am the same way, I'll put messages I start in draft, then forget, or read and plan to come back and overlook them, so I completely understand. It's so nice to hear from you and I appreciate the new & added info.

*******I'm sorry but after two computer crashes, I've lost alot of my sources. It really messed up my database.

*****I only had a the birth year on Rachel (Wilson), but I have a death date of 27 Jul 2003 in Arkansas. Did she actually die 28 Aug, what year? It was cut off for some reason:

I remember Auntie Rachel telling me she was born in Afton, OK. She was Arthur and Cordeliafs only child. Her birthday was 7-27-1912. She died 8-28-200

Mounterville Stephen Ham (please note the spelling of Stephen, like his father) gMonth and Cordelia gDelieh Wilson married 6-26-1917 in Butler County, MO (I got this from the Butler County Marriage records) and had 5 children:

*****I appreciate the corection in the spelling of Stephen. Was his father's name also Mounterville Stephen Ham? I have no parent's listed for him. I do appreciate the added info on the children below...much appreciated.

Cecil Ham, 19 Jan 1918-16 Mar 1918

Ansel Ham, 13 Mar 1919-13 Mar 1919

(the above dates I got from the Rombauer cemetery records)

Adam Belmont Ham, 1 Oct 1920- 7 Sept 1998

****You prob already have this but on Adam I have the dates you have but have b. Rombauer, Butler County, Missouri & d. Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.

Mildred Jewel Ham, 7 August 1922?- 1992 or 1993, I think she was just 70 at the time of her death

****All I had on her was b. 1922. I also have she married Mr. Pitt, first name unknown. They had at least one child: Betty (Pitt) who married Charles Raulston.

Georgia Rose Ham, 2 Feb 1927 and still living

*****I have that Georgia "Georgie" married a Mr. Davis, I have no info on him. Did they have children? Is she still in Butler Co. Missouri?

I heard it was Rachel Melinda Jane Blackwell. It is Jan? ****You are correct, my mistake, it is Rachel Melinda Jan (Blackwell) Do you know the names of Cordeliafs siblings?

*****John William Grant Crewse
s/o George Crewse & Mary (Wiles)
b. 21 Feb 1870 Astoria, Wright County, Missouri
d. 14 Mar 1957 Flint, Genessee County, Michigan
bur. Rombauer, Butler County, Missouri near Popular Bluff
m. by 1887 to Rachel Melinda Jan (Blackwell)
d/o Samuel L. "Sam" Blackwell & Mary Ann Elizabeth Ragains/Reagan/Reagins/Reagon/Ragan/Rogan (seen various spellings-Mary Ann is d/o Thomas Reagan/Ragan & Rachel Daniels)

Rachel Melinda Jan (Blackwell)
b. 3 Mar 1870 Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri
d. 27 Nov 1945 Rombauer, Butler County, Missouri
(Cause of death: Decompresation, myocarditis, Chronic Nephritis)
bur. 28 Nov 1945 Shady Hill Cemetery, Rombauer or Popular Bluff, Butler County, Missouri
She was listed on:
1870 Census-Barry County, Missouri
1880 Census-Montgomery, Wright County, Missouri (listed as Racel N. Blackwell)

Her Death Certificate: Death certificate-State of Missouri-State File #36712, Registration # 43, Primary district #5144

1900 Montgomery, Wright, Missouri
John W G Crewse 30 FEB 1870 MO married 13 years
Rachel M Crewse 30
Mary L Crewse 12
Cordelia F Crewse 10
William S Crewse 9 DEC 1890
Jas J M Crewse 7
Nancy A E Crewse 5
Oma L Crewse 4
Hannah L Crewse 2

1920 they are in Butler Co.MO

1930 John and Rachel are alone in Scott Co.

a search of the online death certificates here:
finds that Chester died in 1913 and James I. died in 1928.

James William Grant Crewse & Rachel Melinda Jan (Blackwell)
had at least 12 children:
1. Aloth Crewse b. 12 Apr 1906 (I have no more info)

2. Mary Elizabeth (L.) Crewse
b. 5 Dec 1887 Graff, Wright County, Missouri
d. 13 Sep 1967 Graff, Wright County, Missouri
bur. Green Mountain Cemetery Wright County, Missouri
m. 2 Jun 1907 Manes, Wright County, Missouri Simpson Perkins Willhite (Wilheight) s/o Wm Wilhite (Willhite/Wilheight) & Lucinda Perkins. They had at least 7 children (I have more)

3. Cordelia Frances "Delie" Crewse (Above)

4. William Samuel Crewse
b. 13 Dec 1890 Missouri
d. 31 Aug 1982 Hercules, Contra Costa County, California
bur. Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California
SS# 553-03-0865
m. 12 Jan 1924 Oakland, Alameda County, California to
Vera Louise (Burns) d/o Ralph Burns & Clara Gohring
b. 21 Jul 1904 Davenport, Iowa
d. 9 Feb 1964 Hercules, Contra Costa County, California
bur. Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California
NOTES: U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: William S Crewse
Birth Date: 13 Dec 1890
Death Date: 31 Aug 1982
Service Start Date: 23 Jul 1913
Service End Date: 12 Dec 1917
Interment Date: 3 Sep 1982
Cemetery: Golden Gate National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 1300 Sneath Lane San Bruno, CA 94066
Buried At: Section Z Site 2706

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
about Vera Louise Crewse
Name: Vera Louise Crewse
Service Info.: SGT US ARMY (this is for her husband)
Birth Date: 21 Jul 1904
Death Date: 9 Feb 1964
Relation: Wife of Crewse, William S
Interment Date: 12 Feb 1964
Cemetery: Golden Gate National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 1300 Sneath Lane San Bruno, CA 94066
Buried At: Section Z Site 2706

Home in 1930: Albany, Alameda, California
William Crewse 39
Vera Crewse 25
Maxine Crewse 5
William Crewse 3 11/12
Arthur Burns 22 BROTHER IN LAW

William & Vera had at least 3 children (I have More)

5. James Ina Monroe Crewse
b. 12 Feb 1893 Missouri
d. 10 Sep 1928 Perkins, Scott County, Missouri
bur. Shady Hill Cemetery, Rombauer, Butler County, Missouri (near Popular Bluff)
Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
m. 10 Jul 1917 Almenta Margaret (Carder)_I have no info on her. They had at least 3 children (I have more)

6. Nancy Arilda E. (Alrida) Crewse
b. 28 Sep 1894 Wright Co., Missouri
d. 24 May 1965 Petaluma, Sonoma County, California
bur. 29 May 1965 Cypress Hill Park, Petaluma, California
Cause of death: Myocardial infarction and vascular disease
SS# 566-14-3414
m. 15 Jan 1911 Lebannon, Missouri to Henry Thomas Phillips
s/o Wm Thomas Phillips & Nancy Harrison
Henry & Nancy had at least 13 children (Have more)
M. 20 Apr 1951 Santa Rosa, California to Tony Joseph-They
had no children together. All I have on Tony is death date: 20 Apr 1958
Source of marriage info: Sonoma County, California-marriage record Certificate # 12686 April 20, 1951.

7. Oma L. Crewse
b. 18 Apr 1896 Missouri
d. bef. 2001
bur. Possibly Manes Cemetery, Wright County, Missouri
(I have no more info on her)

8. Hannah Zelma Crewse
b. 22 May 1898 Missouri
d. bef. 2001
bur. Possibly Winnipeg, Missouri
m. Lansing Phillips (I have no info on him)

9. Georgia A. (or B.) "Georgie" Crewse
b. 24 Aug 1901 Wright County, Missouri
d. 1919
bur. Shady Hill Cemetery, Rombauer, Butler County, Missouri (near Popular Bluff)
m. Robert Swan (I have no info on him)
They had at least one son: William Swan (I have no info on him)

10. John J. Crewse
b. 7 Jan 1904 Manes, Wright County, Missouri
d. 3 Oct 1985
bur. Bristow Cemetery, Flint, Michigan
m. 7 Mar 1927 to Laura Mae (Keene) all I have on her is b. 29 Apr 1911. Laura & John J. had at least 5 children (I have more)

11. Jewel B. Crewse
b. 6 Oct 1908 Missouri
d. Unk
bur. Shady Hill Cemetery, Rombauer, Butler County, Missouri (near Popular Bluff)
m. Henry Jackson (I have no info on him)
Unsure if they had children or not at this point.

12. Chester Crewse
b. 22 Feb 1910 Manes, Wright County, Missouri
d. 23 Sep 1913 Butler County, Missouri
Cause of death: Dropsy; contributory factor: Follicular tonsilitis
bur. Hometown Cemetery, Missouri (or Shady Hill Cemetery, Rombauer, Mo (Popular Bluff)

@I also heard that the Crewses came out of Michigan at some point. I know there were cousins living in Flint, Michigan. Junior Crewse, who could play the fiddle. He had a son Alan. They visited us twice.

****I know the Crewse's were in Flint, Michigan. At this time, I don't know who Junior belongs you???

Sorry to take so long in sending you this. I had saved it in drafts on my computer.

Cynthia Pfaendler

Cordelia's Obituary-Popular Bluff, Missouri-age 43-died after a lengthy illness. Her husband died May 18, 1922. Surviving are 4 children all of Rombauer. Also lists a sister Mrs. Lansing Phillips, this probably should be Mrs. Nancy Phillips.

Hope this helps fill in some gaps for you! Looking forward to hearing back from you!

Jodie (Lowe) Hollifield

From: []
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 6:15 AM
Subject: Re: Cordelia Frances Crewse Wilson Ham

Hi! I am a distant cousin, I actually come in on the Blackwell side. Cordelia's mother was Rachel Melinda Jan Blackwell, who was the d/o Samuel Blackwell, and Rachel was also sister to my gr-gr grandmother Elizabeth Blackwell.

I have your

Cordelia Frances Crewse
b. 6 Aug 1889 Wright County, Missouri
d. 2 Aug 1933 Rombauer, Butler County, Missouri near Popular Bluff
m. bef 1912 to ARthur Wilson-they had at least one daughter: Rachel Mariah Wilson
m. bef 1920 Mounterville Steven Ham-they had at least 3 children: Adam "Abe", Mildred & Georgie Rose Ham

Would love to exchange info...

Jodie (Lowe) Hollifield

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