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Cascade Protestant Cemetery
Dubuque County, Iowa
Uploaded 6/18/2012 by
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OCT. 2, 1883

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Posted on Jan-4-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
Postmaster, Cascade, is the son of Thomas Crawford & Ellen Stewart, & was born on the 12-16-1826, in Belfast, Ireland, both of his parents were of Scotch, and he never heard a word of Irish spoken, & never ate at a table with an Irishman until after coming to America; his father was a manufacturer of fine lawns, and he returned to Glasgow & resumed business there when Thomas Con't.

Posted on Jan-4-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
when Thomas was 8 years of age; before he was 18 yrs. old he had learned the trade of boiler maker, & in 1844 he came to this country and located in Thompsonville, Conn.; he stayed there a few years, during which time he learned the trade of carpenter and joiner; afterward, he lived in Hartford, and other towns in Connecticut until 1854, when he came to Cascade, and for several yrs. Con't

Posted on Jan-4-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
was a masterbuilder; any of the finest residences & business blocks in this city and vicinity attest his skill as an architect; he is still in demand whenever plans for a nice buildings are to be drafted. He was married in Thompsonville, Conn., in June 1854 to Miss Elizabeth Hamilton, dau. of Alexander Hamilton, formerly of Scotland; they have no issue. His commission as Postmaster was from Con'

Posted on Jan-4-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
Fen. Grant in 1870, & has continued without renewal to the present date; he carries on the manufacture and sale of furniture; his patronage extends many miles, even to cities in an adjoining county; he was in the army, enlisting in the early history of the rebellion and served until disabled by disease. His earliest instincts were in sympathy with the principles of the Republican party, Con't

Posted on Jan-4-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
and for years he has been a radical stalwart. His wife is a member of the Baptist Church, but he, at present is not connected with any church; he is strictly moral, and is an esteemed and popular citizen. “The History of Dubuque County"

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