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Charlie Clifton Crooks

Charlie Clifton Crooks

Male 1875 - 1945  (70 years)

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  • Name Charlie Clifton Crooks  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 31 Jan 1875  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Agriculture - Farmer 
    Died 16 Jun 1945  [4, 5
    Buried Evergreen Cem, Vinton, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I10595  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2012 

    Father Frank Crooks,   b. 15 Sep 1844, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1905  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Mary R. Snouffer,   b. 31 Dec 1846, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1904  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1867  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F3834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary C. Merchant,   b. 12 Jun 1873, Big Grove Twsp, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1941, Vinton, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Y  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Dale Crooks
     2. Clark Crooks,   d. Bef 1941
     3. Reba Mae Crooks,   d. Bef 1941
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F3842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His father's biographical sketch states:
      "Frank Crooks ... was born in Franklin County, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1844. He is a son of Samuel and Mary Ann (Shipman) Crooks, both of whom were natives of the same State.
      "Frank was the oldest of three children. He lived with his parents on a farm until March, 1864, when he enlisted in Co. G, 46th Ohio Vol. Inf., and served until July, 1865, when the regiment was discharged. *** After receiving his discharge he returned home and remained two years.
      "On the 15th day of September, 1867, Mr. Crooks was united in marriage with Miss Mary R. Snouffer, daughter of David and Rebecca (Kent) Snouffer, the former a native of Maryland and the latter of Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Crooks are the parents of two children -- Charlie C., born Jan. 31, 1875, and Ralph L., born Oct. 31, 1884." Anonymous, Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa, pp. 213-214 (Chicago, IL; Chapman Brothers: 1887). See, also: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433081920237
    • The 1930 census lists "C. C. Crooks," 55, living with his wife Mary C, 56, and Charlie's brother Ralph, 45. A "servant" lived with them. Charlie was a farmer; Ralph was a farm laborer. 1930 U.S. Census, Jackson Twsp, Benton Cnty, IA (T 626, Roll 641, stamped p. 133B).

      10 years later "Charley," 65, was still working as a farmer and living with his wife "Mary K," 66. Brother Ralph was no longer with them. 1940 U.S. Census, Jackson Twsp, Benton Cnty, IA (T 627, Roll 1138, stamped p. 175).

  • Sources 
    1. [S378] WW I Draft Cards, U.S. Selective Service System, "World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", (U.S. Selective Service System, The National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Online database: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482).

    2. [S865] Benton Cnty IA Portraits|, Anonymous, Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa, (Chicago, IL; Chapman Bros.: 1887), (p. 213).

    3. [S40] Obituary, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Mary C Merchant; 15 Mar 1941).

    4. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

    5. [S103] FindaGrave, (www.FindAGrave.com).

    6. [S865] Benton Cnty IA Portraits|, Anonymous, Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa, (Chicago, IL; Chapman Bros.: 1887), (pp. 213-214).