Brother and Sister Die of Tuberculosis – Washington County

B. F. Crowe, born August 8, 1842, died November 22, 1908.  Nancy, his wife, born May 16, 1849.  New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Washington County, Kentucky.

Susie B. Crowe was the daughter of Mansfield and Sarah Mattingly Crowe.  Her paternal grandparents were Benjamin F. and Nancy Strange Crow.  She is listed in the 1900 and 1910 censuses of Washington County, living with her parents, and her siblings – Clarence M., Sada R., Lena, Zora E., Iven Leslie, and Mary Ardie Crowe.

Susie B. Crowe, 1894-1911.  Clarence M. Crowe, 1890-1915. 

Brother Clarence Crowe will follow her to the grave in five years.  Their death certificates reveal that both died of tuberculosis.  Both parents are listed on the death certificates, both born in Washington County.

I think it interesting that this family added an ‘E’ to their last name.  My Crow family – no E – is the same line.  This was not unusual that a different spelling would occur somewhere in the line.  Benjamin F. Crowe, Susie’s grandfather, was a brother to my Mansfield Crow, children of Mansfield Crow and Mary Ann Rigdon.

The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky

June 29, 1911

Death of a Young Lady

Susie Crowe was born April 26, 1894 and departed this life June 17, 1911.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mansfield F. Crowe, who, with her five sisters and two brothers and a host of relatives and friends mourn her death.  She professed faith in Christ and joined the New Hope Baptist Church September 1909 and has lived a complete Christian live ever since.  At the time of her going from us, she was the beloved teacher of the primary class in our Sunday School and wrought well in that capacity.  We will miss her in all of our church work as when was present at all ministries, but in the midst of our sorrow, we console ourselves with the fat that our loss is her gain, and bid the family to weep not as those who have no hope for, ‘They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which can not be moved, but abideth forever.’

One who knew her