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Elizabeth Bender Crawford
February 23, 1827–April 22, l907
Elizabeth (Bender) Crawford was born in Columbus, Lucerne County, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1827, and died at her home in Wyoming, Iowa April 22, l907.
With her parents she removed to Ohio in 1845. In 1848 she was united in marriage with Joshua Crawford and in the same year she and her husband removed to Rockford, Illinois where they resided until 1854 when they came to Jones County, Iowa where she resided until her death.
In early life Mrs. Crawford united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and continued in its communion as long as she lived. For several years her physical condition was such that she was quite closely confined to her home. Mrs. Crawford is survived by seven of her children, Mrs. H. V. Fritz, Rockford, Illinois; Mrs. J. M. Kimball, Norman, Oklahoma; Mrs. Lewis, Gravite, Arkansas; Frank Crawford, Anita, Iowa; Joshua Crawford, Olathe, Kansas;Mrs. John Erniste, Bainbridge, Nebraska; George Crawford, Anamosa, Iowa and by two brothers, John Bender, Wyoming, Iowa and J. J. Bender, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The funeral services were held in the Wyoming Methodist Episcopal Church, Wednesday, April 24th, at 10:30 A.M. and conducted by her pastor, the Rev. A. M. McIntosh.

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Source: Wyoming Journal, 25 April, 1907.
Note: Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery. Three children, (John, Harriet, and James) preceded her in death. She was daughter of Jacob and Mary Pealer Bender, eldest of their ten children.

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