Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - George and Virginia Crawford

When Dr. George L. Crawford and Virginia Throop married, the following article appeared first in the Smithland Banner and later in the 20 June 1903 issue of the Paducah Sun:

"A pretty affair, last night, was the marriage of Dr. G.L. Crawford and Miss Virginia L. Troop. The marriage was celebrated in the presence of only a few friends at her home, with Dr. J. Frank Crawford, of Hampton, best man and Miss Mary D. Throop, bride's maid. A delightful luncheon was served, after which the bridal party retired to the Webb house, where rice and the most profuse congratulations were showered upon them by numerous friends."

Both Dr. Crawford and Virginia Throop Crawford are buried in Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County. The photographs of their tombstones were made 12 December 2011. Note the Woodmen of the World Memorial on Dr. Crawford's tombstone.

George Lee Crawford D.D.S.
Mar. 1, 1868
Oct. 25, 1934
An honest man is the noblest work of God.

Virginia Throop
Wife of G.L. Crawford
Born Dec. 7, 1878
Died Apr. 5, 1907

Copyright on text and photographs
by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG
Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog

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