Wednesday, June 1, 2016

George William Crowson, 1890-1985 (England and Western United States)

George William Crowson

This research relates to a George William Crowson, born in England, who immigrated to the U.S. and later moved west to California. He died in Oregon and was buried in California. Originally, I had looked at him to try to distinguish him from a Crowson of a very similar name, whose family had moved from Tennessee, to Georgia, out west to Oregon, and finally, to the state of Washington. The two individuals do not appear to be related at all.

Name: George William Crowson. Born: 5 June 1890, Lincoln, England. [Note: full address standardization to include the county would be Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England].

Citation (from related doc. image): 
"United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 June 2016), George William Crowson, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Birth Registration: 1890, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.

"England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch( : accessed 2 June 2016), George William Crowson, 1890; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

Died: 2 June 1985, Lane, Oregon.

"Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 June 2016), George W Crowson, 02 Jun 1985; from "Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2000); citing Lane, Oregon, certificate number 85-10328, Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Salem.


Burial: 1985, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California.

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 June 2016), George William Crowson, 1985; Burial, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States of America, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery; citing record ID 21268057, Find a Grave,

Border Crossing Document of George William Crowson. 

Immigration: 1895-1924. Event Place: Vermont, United States. Gender: Male. Age: 21. Birth Country: Thorp On The Hill Eng.


Manifest, Port of Winnipeg Man. Date Oct 10-11 ("Nov" is pencilled in very pale above "Oct."

Serial No 166-98-9.

Family name: Crowson. [Pale question mark written near surname]. Given name: George-William.

Accompanied by: (blank). [Several other fields left blank].

 (Place of birth (town, country, etc.): Thorpe on the Hill Eng. Age: 21. Sex: M.

[Next is apparently marital status, as choices are "M, S, W, D." He has circled "S."]

Occupation: Farm Lab. Read/Write: Yes. Language or exemption (blank).

Race: English. Nationality: England. Last permanent residence (town, country, etc.): Killarney Man.

Name and address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came: No Rel.

Ever in U.S. "No." Passage paid by: Self.

Destination, and name and complete address of relative or friend to join there: Jamestown NY--Fr Susan Bennett.

Money shown: $218.00. Ever arrested and deported, or excluded from admission "No."

Purpose in coming and time remaining: Perm. Head tax status: ---.

Height: 5 ft. 5 in. Complexion: Med. Hair: LBro. Eyes: Gra. Distinguishing marks: None.

Seaport and date of landing, and name of steamship: St John Mar 27-1911 L Manitoba. Con. Im. Identification card No. (blank). Records by MAW? (initials, somewhat legible).

[Several blank fields, questions for examiner, not filled out].

Arrived by Soo Lin? Ry.* [Runs off card, somewhat illegible].

[BACK OF CARD]: All top fields left blank. Under "Medical Certificate" is written "good" across all blanks.

Remarks and Endorsements: Entered at Noyers Mi... (illeg.). Date: 11-11-11. Via Soo L Ry.* [*In both instances, "Ry." could be "Ky."]

524# 134746.

Immigrant Inspector (signed): Walter E Carr.

[The space for Signature of alien is left blank, unsigned.]


[Extracted by: D.K. Pritchett from digital image of document at, on 1 June 2016.]

Citation: "Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 June 2016), George William Crowson, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 99, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,472,899.


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