Sunday, April 5, 2009

Robert Franklin Criswell, 1852-1934

Iowegian - March 1934
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  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 northeast 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 who 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.

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