Crawford, Charles William Armitage

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Crawford, Charles William Armitage

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12 September 1921 - 1909


Charles William Armitage Crawford was born on September 12, 1821 along with his twin brother, George. He was the most successful farmer of Benjamin Benedict’s sons, farming the old homestead in North Oxford Township where the produced wheat, fruit, syrup, cheese and butter. He would also take charge of his father’s affairs before his passing, and recorded all debts, purchases, and sales in numerous Day Books. He married Margaret Polly, of Burford Township, was elected one of the three school trustee’s for Dunn’s School, and was a member of the Board of St. James Anglican Church in Ingersoll. His wife Margaret was one of the first Oxford County women to make cheese. She passed away on November 8, 1903 and her husband would pass away in Ingersoll in 1909.


North Oxford Township, Oxford County
Ingersoll, Ontario

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