Biography of J. C. Crawford
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

J. C. Crawford, who is successfully engaged in the hardware business in East Liverpool, is a substantial citizen of Columbiana County. He was born at Newark, W. Va., June 27, 1865, and is the son of John and Mary E. (Hickman) Crawford.

John Crawford, deceased, was a farmer during his life. He died when J. C., the subject of this sketch, was a small child. His wife died in 1919 and they are buried at Newark, W. Va. Mr. and Mrs. Crawford were the parents of the following children: Golda Pearl, deceased; Martha, deceased; J. C., the subject of this sketch; Canada, deceased, was the wife of Austin Pickering, Wirt County, W. Va.; A. L., lives at Wellsville, Ohio; Molly, the widow of M. C. Cleland, lives at Elizabeth, W. Va.; and Emma, deceased, was the wife of William Cleland, Akron, O.

J. C. Crawford attended the schools of Newark, W. Va., and Noble County, Ohio. He operated a farm of 52 acres until 1890, at which time he removed to East LiverpooL He worked in the mines as a machine man for 13 years and in June, 1924, purchased the hardware business of E. D. Wilson at 533 Mulberry Street. Mr. Crawford carries a complete line of hardware and has an up to date place of business. While living at Newark, W. Va., he also engaged in the mercantile business and served as postmaster.

In 1891 Mr. Crawford was united in marriage with Miss Ermine Melvin, of Newark, W. Va., the daughter of Jerry and Roxanna Melvin, both deceased. To them were born six children, as follows: Golda Pearl, deceased; B. H., lives in East Liverpool, married Elsie Kerr, deceased, and they had twin daughters, Ada and Erma; Mary Roxanna, deceased; Fostine, married Isaac Alman, has a son, John, and they live in East Liverpool; C. Blair, lives at Beachwood, Ohio, is a veteran of the World War; and Erma, married Harry Wolf, lives at East Liverpool.

In politics Mr. Crawford is identified with the Republican party. He is a member of the Baptist Church and has a wide acquaintance in the community in which he lives.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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