Click http://www.alabamapioneers.com/honor-your-ancestor-on-alab…/to see how to honor your ancestor as a Notable Alabama Pioneer
In the 1930s it was rare to see an obituary of an African American in the newspaper so whenever I discover why I like to include it on the page with the hope that it will help someone in their genealogy research. This man appears to have been well-respected and loved.
From The Tuscaloosa News May 5, 1937
Widely Known Negro Hotel Cook Succumbs
Joe Crawford, widely known Tuscaloosa negro who served as a cook at the McLester Hotel for a number of years, died recently at his home, 2616 13th Street. Funeral services were held Monday at the Spring Hill Baptist church at Coker with the Rev. Jones, the Rev. White, and the Rev. Jack Smith officiating.
Surviving him are his widow, Georgia Atkins Crawford, one sister, Pearl Cullen, four brothers, Moses, David, Eddie and George Crawford, five nieces, one nephew and other relatives.
As a family historian, do you have friends and family ask you how to get started in family research? This is a hard question to answer in a few minutes. Refer them to the book below to help them get started in this fun hobby. Purchase several – Books make great gifts!