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[GA] Oglethorpe Cnty Obits 1874-1938

Oglethorpe County , Georgia
Obits in Oglethorpe Echo 1874 - 1938
with Crowley's mentioned in them

Friday March 20, 1891
We are grieved to chronicle the sad death of Mr Joe Crowley,
the eldest son of Mr John Crowley. He died at 1pm on Monday
the 23rd. He had been in bad health for sometime.
Friday Dec 21, 1894
Just as we go to press we learn of the death of Mrs J F Crowley,
at her home in Wolfskin district yesterday morning. She was a most estimable
lady and the bereaved husband and 5 children have the sympathy of a large
of friends
Friday May 17, 1895
Saturday morning last at 8;30 o'clock at her home in the
Big Creek neighborhood. Mrs Elizabeth Crowley, aged 73 years,
peacefully breathed her last after a short illness. Being left a widow
during the war, she reared by her own efforts a family of 11 children and
lived to see them all good and useful citzens. She was a consistent
member of the Baptist church. Her remains were laid to rest at
Herman Church Sunday, Rev J F Chesney conducting the services.
Friday Aug 17, 1900
One of the most shocking accidents we have ever been called upon to
record happened to Robert J Crowley, son of ex-Tax Collector John B
Crowley, at or near his home in Grove Creek district Saturday morning last,
in which he met instant death. The unfortunate young man together with
Olin Colquitt and BeeBee Banks went out early that morning squirrel
hunting. as they were returning home, they stopped at Mr Crowley's
watermelon patch to eat a melon. Just as they had seated themselves on the
ground, the Banks gun, which lay across his lap, was in some unknown
way discharged, the full load entering young Crowley's right side going
to his heart. That the shooting was entirely accidental is not in the least
doubted and no blame whatsoever is attached to young Banks. Bobbie
Crowley was just entering into young manhood, being 17 years of age. He was
a manly young fellow and a general favorite with his associates as well as
older people who knew him. The remains of the deceased were interred at
Cherokee Corner Church Sunday. Rev J F Cheney conducting the funeral service.
March 28, 1902
Died, at the home of her son-in-law, Mr John B Crowley, in Grove Creek
yesterday, Mrs Mary A Thomas. She had been sick for a year and for the last
weeks there was little hope of her recovery. Mrs Thomas was born and had
lived all the 78 years of her life in this county. Her children, Mrs J B
and George D Thomas of this county, Mrs George Lumpkin of Birmingham,
Alabama, Rev J A Thomas of Talbotton and J B Thomas of Baxley, GA were
at her bedside at the time of her death. Her remains were laid to rest at the
family burying ground at Cherokee Corner today.
Friday June 27, 1902
Our community was saddened by the death last Saturday of the little infant
of Mr and Mrs John B Crowley, Jr. The remains were laid to rest at the
cemetery at Corinth Church last Sunday afternoon
Friday Jan 2, 1903
Our worthy tax collector, Mr John B Crowley, has the sympathy of the
entire county in the death of his beloved wife which occurres at their
home near Crawford on Sunday evening, Dec 21st at 3pm, after an
illness of 2 weeks with pneumonia aggravated by an asthmatic condition.
Mrs Crowley was in her 52nd year. She was a Miss Thomas and was
reared in our county. Her remains were laid to rest on Monday 22nd at
Cherokee Corner Church, of which she had been an almost life long
consistent member.
Friday Aug 4, 1905
Few sadder deaths have occurred in the county
than that of Miss Annie Crowley, eldest daughter
of Tax Collector John B Crowley, which occurred
at his home near Crawford Saturday morning last.
She was just budding into womanhood, a most lovable
girl and the pride of her widowed father. She had been ill
with typhoid fever for several weeks. Her remains were laid to
rest in Cherokee Corner church Sunday.
Friday Jan 5, 1906
On Dec 22nd, Mr J Frank Crowley, of wolfskin district, died from the effects
injuries he had received the day before from a chimney falling on him. He was
engaged in undermining the chimney to throw it down when it toppled
When he saw it was falling he became confused and ran directly under it just
in time
to be caught and buried under the brick and rock. He was placed under the
of chloroform and a broken leg set, and to all appearance was getting along
well until the
next morning when suddenly he went into a state of collapse from which death
ensued. His tragic end is sorely deplored by his many friends.
Friday Oct 19, 1906
Miss Mary Crowley, died Monday morning at the home of Mrs M V Crowley,
her step-mother, in Wolfskin district. She was 27 years of age at the time of
her death and had been a life long sufferer. She was a member of Corinth
Baptist Church and a devoted and consistent Christian. She leaves one
brother and two sisters to mourn her loss.
Feb 15, 1907
A peculiar circumstance in the death of Mr James Crowley, Wednesday night
was the fact that only last Sunday he was thrown from his buggy by a
runway horse, at the time thinking nothing of the accident, and no one
believing it was serious. Wednesday evening while talking to his family,
he suddenly reeled and fell dead. He was 50 years old and leaves a wife
and 12 children. The funeral is today at Corinth Baptist Church of which he
was a leading member.
Friday June 28, 1907
Last Friday on the place of Mr George Crowley, a seven year old negro
child fell in a 50ft well. Before the body struck the water it was a corpse
as the head struck a wall curbing and it was killed outright.

Friday June 17, 1910
Our community was shocked last Sunday by the announcenet of the death
of Mrs Jewell Crowley. She died Sunday morning after an illness of only a
few days. Mrs Crowley was a daughter of Mr Thomas Tribble deceased and a
sister of Mr J R Tribble of Jefferson. The funeral services at Corinth Church
were conducted by Rev Cooper assisted by Rev W M Coile. She leaves
2 sons and 3 daughters.
Friday July 8, 1910
Monday morning, near the home of Mr J B Crowley at Devil's pond, occurred
the most extrordinary shooting affair that we have yet heard of. At that time,
Mr John Crowley happened to be in the rear of the house working when he
heard a pistol shot down at a negro house not far off. He ran down immediately
and saw only a little boy about six years old standing near the window just as
if nothing happened. Mr Crowley asked him who shot and he said he did not
know, that he had not heard a shot. Mr Crowley knew he had a sister about
4 years old and he asked him where she was. The answer was that he did not
know. Mr Crowley then called the girl's name and she groaned an answer from
under the bed. He immediately pulled her out and found that she had been
shot, the bullet entering her bowles. She died in about twenty minutes after he
found her. Mr Crowley had summoned help before the child died and then they
looked for the weapon which they found in a trunk that stood near, giving
every evidence of being used. The child's parents had gone away and the
supposition is that the children were playing and had found the pistol and
were playing with it when the boy fired the fatal shot. Signs were on the
floor to show that he then dragged her to the bed and hid her under it. As the boy
is only 6 years old no arrest was made and we understand nothing can be done
about it. The girl was buried Tuesday.

Friday Jan 30, 1914
Mrs Landrum, widow of Jeff Landrum, late of Oglethorpe County, died Monday
at the home of her daughter, Mrs Marvin England, in the 67th year of her age.
She is survived by fourdaughters, Mrs Marvin England and Mrs Will Crowley
of Oglethorpe County, Mrs Toy Whitehead of Athens and Mrs Bradford of Wilkes
County and one son, Mr J M Landrum a well known farmer and businessman
of Grove Creek district. The funeral services were conducted by Rev P W Davis
assisted by Rev Gary. The interment was at the Corner by the side of her
Friday Mar 8, 1918
Tribute; On Sunday Jan 20, 1918, Willie H Crowley quietly passed over the
river to Him who doeth all things well. He bore his cross of suffering
Death had no terrors for him as he quietly passed away. He gave his heart to
God early in life, uniting with the Methodist Church. He faithfully served as
Steward of this church many years before his death. He was a man whom to
know was to love; a consecrated Christian, a kind neighbor, a true and sincere
friend.------To his heart broken wife, children, father and relatives we feel
deepest sympathy---- J W Kelley, C B Hargrove, Ida Colquitt. Mt Pleasant
Methodist Church.
Friday Jan 16, 1920
Funeral services of Mr Henry D Carter, aged 50, a prominent Oglethorpe
County planter, who died Sunday morning, will be held at Corinth Church,
Tuesday at 11am, interment following in the cemetery there. Mr Carter is
survived by his widow, Mary Carter, 4 daughters, Mrs Emmett Crowley,
Mrs Emory Elder and Misses Odessa and Addie Carter; 2 sons, Messrs.
Benjamin and James Carter.
Friday March 5, 1920
Pneumonia following flu brought the death of another of the best citzens of
Devil's Pond community, Mr W H "Jack" Crowley, Monday night. The deceased
was one of the most prosperous farmer and most highly esteemed citzens
of the county. He was in his 38th year of age and is survived by his wife,
his mother, 5 brothers and 5 sisters. His remains interrd at the Crawford
Cemetery, Wednesday afternoon after funeral services by Revs Kellett and
Huckaby at the Methodist Church of which he was a consistent member.
Friday April 30, 1920
On Thursday of last week, at his home in the Big Creek section,
Mr W Jewll Crowley, generally known and esteemed over the county,
passed away after an illness of several weeks. For years Mr Crowley
had taken a prominent part in the affairs of the county as one of our best
citzens. He was 67 years of age, and is survived by 2 sons and 3 daughters
His remains were interred at Corinth Church on Friday afternoon last.
Friday Sept 30, 1921
After several years of ill health and invalidism, Mrs Mary Virginia Crowley
peacefully closed her eyes in eternal sleep at the home of her son,
Mr E W Martin, in this place, Saturday morning last. In her passing away
one of the best women, a devout Christian, an exceptionally good mother,
goes to a rich reward. Mrs Crowley was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs
W P Anderson of Covington, GA and a niece of General Tige Anderson
of historic fame. She was married on December 13, 1876 to Mr Edgar D Martin
of this county. Mr Martin died in 1895. In July 1897 she was married to
Mr James F Crowley, also of this county, who died in 1905. To her in her
first marriage were born 4 sons and 1 daughter, all of whom survive her.
They were E W, G C, and E D Martin of this county; J T Martin of Cleveland,
Ohio and Mrs F H Thomas of Atlanta. She had no children in her second marriage
but was a step-mother to 3 step-daughters and 1 step-son, Mrs Frank Drake
of Eufaula, Alabama, Mrs J M Landrum of near Clouds Creek and Mrs G L
Crowley of Colbert. Mrs Crowley had been reared in the Universalist faith and
a member of that church when she married but she transferred her membership
to the Baptist Church to which both of her husbands belonged. Her remains were
taken Sunday afternoon to the old Martin home near Arnoldsville, where after
funeral services conducted by Rev H M Strozier, they were laid to rest.
Apr 27, 1923
On Monday, April 16th, Mrs Melvin Edwards, passed away at her home on
the Athens-Barnett Shoals Rd, and was buried at Corinth Church Tuesday
afternoon. Mrs Edward had been in declining health for some time. We feel
we have lost a Christian from our midst. Her life was a benediction to those
who came within her touch. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church
and in her daily walk through life exemplified every Christian virtue. She is
survived, besides her husband, by 1 daughter, Miss Ailene Edwards, her
mother, Mrs Sut Crowley of Athens, four sisters, Mrs Lizzie Fambrough of
Oconee County, Mrs Mattie Loving of Macon, Mrs Effie Spinks and Miss
Minnie Crowley of Athens and 6 brothers.
Friday June 15, 1928
Mr John Crowley, of near Crawford, died at the home of his son, Johnny,
in Thomason, Monday and was buried at Cherokee Corner Tuesday morning.
Mr Crowley had many good friends her and over the county who sympathize
with the family in the death of a good man
Friday Nov 3, 1938
After two weeks illness Mrs John Hardman passed away Saturday afternoon
at her home near town (Craswfor). Mrs Hardman had been in bad health for
some time and had a severe attack about two weeks ago and gradually grew
worse until death claimed her. She was an active member of the Crawford
Baprist Church and Sunday School, and possesed of a cheerful disposition
and made many friends wherever she went. She is survived by her husband,
Mr John Hardman, two sons, Roy and Charlie Hardman of Decatur; two
daughters, Mrs John Crowley of Thomson and Mrs Lizzie Godfrey who lived
with her. Mrs Hardman had lived her almost three score and ten. Funeral
services were conducted at the Baptist Church Monday morning by Rev
John D Mell, Rev F J Hendrix and Rev D L Hagood. Her Sunday School
class was an honorary escort. We truly sympathize with the bereaved ones


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