Bio: Crawshaw, Roy LeRoy
Surnames: Crawshaw, Curtis
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 5 Nov. 1928
Roy LeRoy Crawshaw, son of John Crawshaw,
was born in Nebraska, April 28, 1886. When he was one and one-half,
his parents moved to Leedville, Colorado, and later to Lancaster
and Curtiss, Wisconsin. He received his education in the public
schools at the three foregoing-named cities. After finishing school
he worked on his father’s farm at Curtiss. Six years later
the family located in this city. During his early years in
Marshfield, Mr. Crawshaw was a repairman in the car department of
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. Leaving the North Western
Line he conducted a restaurant in Spencer for three years, after
which he, his wife, and parents spent a year in Sacramento and
Santiago, California. Returning to Marshfield, he farmed three
years near Milladore, worked at the local plant of the Ripon
Produce Company, and conducted a grocery store on West Cleveland
Street, altogether spending about three years in each line of work.
Six years ago he entered the dray business, in which he has since
been engaged. His home is at 706 East Fourth Street. His mother
died some years ago.
Mr. Crawshaw was married to Miss Mary
Curtis, daughter of Mrs. Jerome Curtis, by a Methodist minister, at
the home of her parents, in Onawy, Michigan, in 1913. Mr. and Mrs.
Crawshaw are the parents of five children: Margaret 15, Harold 13,
Evelyn 11, Melvin 9 and Genevieve 6. Mrs. Crawshaw’s father
passed away some years ago. Her mother formerly made her home in
Fraternally, Mr. Crawshaw is affiliated with the Marshfield Eagles and the Equitable Fraternal Union. Politically, he is Independent. His hobbies are fishing and hunting.
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