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Dorothy Marguerite Spall

Dorothy Marguerite Spall
b. 5 April 1910, Jackson County, Indiana, to Arthur Morton and Minerva (Gassaway) Spall
d. 20 July 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio

m/1. 12 June 1928, New York, New York
Claude Crawford
b. 8 February 1896, Mooresville, Morgan County, Indiana, to George Philander and Jetty Francis (Carlisle) Crawford
d. 22 April 1980, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

m/2. 23 April 1970
James Dray
b. 11 December 1899
d. 21 February 1986

Children with Claude Crawford:

  • Claude, Jr.
  • Virginia

The Spalls moved to Indiana in 1820. Samuel Spall bought a farm of 80 acres in Jackson County in 1821, and most of the family remained in the area. The great-grandson of Samuel was the father of Dorothy. Her mother was also from Jackson County, the Gassaways having moved to Clark County, Indiana from Maryland by way of Kentucky. Nicholas Gassaway built one of the first Methodist churches in Indiana.

Dorothy’s first husband worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and the family moved 15 times, in and out of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. Her second husband owned a wrecking company and a business that sold used materials from work sites.

Submitted by:
Virginia Hipfel
Cincinnati OH
E-mail: josephb@fuse.net