Monday, February 18, 2013

Robert Franklin Criswell,1852-1934

Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizen - 8 March 1934
  Robert Franklin Criswell, son of John V. and Mary Ann Criswell, was born in Belmont county, Ohio, Oct. 10, 1852, the family coming to Iowa when he was a small child and settled on a farm northwest of Numa, Ia., where he spent the greater part of his life.  For the past seven years he has made his home with his sister, Mrs. Thos. Banks at whose home he passed away, Thursday, March 1 at 11:20 a.m., at the age of 81 years, four months and 18 days. He is preceded in death by four sisters. Besides his sisters the only other near relatives are a niece, Mrs. Dwight Hughes of near Centerville, and three nephews, Ray Crist of Seymour, Iowa, Clyde Crist of Richland, Kansas, Bert Crist of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and cousins and friends.
  Funeral services were from the Miller Funeral home Saturday, Mch 3, Rev. F. A. Wilder officiating. Interment at Plano.
Iowa Death Record of Robert F. Criswell
Name: Robert F. Criswell; Gender: Male; Burial Date: 03 Mar 1934; Burial Place: Jerome, Ia.; Death Date: 01 Mar 1934; Death Place: Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa; Age: 81; Birth Date: 10 Oct 1852; Birthplace: Ohio; Occupation: Farmer; Race: White; Marital Status: Single; Father's Name: John Criswell; Father's Birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Name: Mary Ann Brandes [Brannon]; Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania; Indexing Project (Batch) Numer: B75147-3; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source File Number: 1673930; Reference Number: p 26 #40. 
  Source: "Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 Feb 2013), Robert F. Criswell, 01 Mar 1934.
  Editor's Note: There is no gravestone for Robert Franklin Criswell in the Jerome Cemetery.  It is assumed that he is buried either in the Criswell family plot or the Thomas Banks' plot.

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