Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Obituary: Lloyd R. Crouch

  Lloyd R. Crouch of 210 Main St., Seymour, passed away at the Wayne County hospital Thursday, Nov. 2 [1972], at 2 a.m. at the age of 82 years, three months and 26 days.  He had been in failing health for several months. He was born July 6, 1890, in Blair county, Nebr., the son of Alfred B. and Mary M. Crouch.  When he was 10 the family moved to Iowa and he spent most of his life in Appanoose and Wayne counties.  He was married to Marcia Stoner, Jan. 1, 1914. She preceded him in death in 1952.
  He was united in marriage to Cecile McElvain Aug. 4, 1953. They lived several years on a farm in Franklin township and upon retirement in 1959 they moved to their home in Seymour.
  In his early year he was a member of Seymour Baptist church and later changed his membership to Simpson Chapel.
  He was always interested and active in school and community government, and served many years as township trustee, school director and member of county ASC.
  His parents, two sisters, Lottie and Dorotha, and a step-daughter-in-law, Kathryn McElvain, preceded him in death. 
  He is survived by his wife, Cecile; two sisters, Katie and Nettie Stoner, and two brothers, Arthur B. and Clarence, all of Seymour; a step-daughter, Marjorie Inman of Denver, Colo.; three step-sons, Richard McElvain of Madison, Wisc., and Harold and Paul McElvain of Seymour; several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors.
  Funeral was Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Liggett-Randolph Funeral home with Rev. Joseph Ricks officiating.  Milton Albertson sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art," accompanied by Mrs. Iris Merritt.
  Bearers were Max Rash, Farris Wade, Reo Bryant, Herbert Harl, Maurice Haney and Addis Staggs.  Interment was in Jerome cemetery.
  Transcribed from an unidentified 1972 newspaper obituary in Item #8: Seymour Area Death Notices and Obituaries, 1957-1978, page 196, on FHL US/CAN Film #1673236 [Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990].
  1910 U.S. Federal Census, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, Roll: T624_390, Page 24, Enumeration District 21, Dwelling 21, Family 21:  Alfred B. Crouch, head, 40, married 21 years, born PA, father born DE, mother born PA, farmer; Mary Crouch, wife, 40, married 21 years, mother of six children, six living; born IL, father born IL, mother born IL; Loyd R Crouch, son, 19, born NE, father born PA, mother born IL, laborer, home farm; Lottie Crouch, daughter, 18, born NE, father born PA, mother born IL; Katie Crouch, daughter, 16, born NE, father born PA, mother born IL; Arthur B. Crouch, son, 14, born NE, father born PA, mother born IL; Nettie Crouch, daughter, 12, born WY, father born PA, mother born IL; Clarence B. Crouch, son, 1 6/12, born IA, father born PA, mother born IL.
1915 Iowa State Census - Franklin Township, Appanoose County, Iowa

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Appanoose County, Iowa

  1930 U.S. Federal Census, Franklin Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, Roll: 641, Page 3B, Enumeration District 12, Dwelling 73, Family 74:  Loyd R. Crouch, head, 39, married at age 23, born NE, father born PA, mother born IL, farmer; Marcia E. Crouch, wife, 39, married at age 23, born IA, father born OH, mother born IA. 
  SSDI:  Lloyd Crouch, SSN issued Iowa (Before 1951), born 6 Jul 1890, died Nov 1972.

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