Hugh Crawford

Brief Life History of Hugh

When Hugh Crawford was born on 6 September 1894, in Caldercruix, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, Hugh Crawford, was 39 and his mother, Agnes Allan, was 43. He married Catherine MacDonald on 17 July 1914, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ashingdon, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 10 June 1947, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Crawford
Catherine MacDonald
Marriage: 17 July 1914
Mary Livingstone Macdonald Crawford
Hugh Daniel MacDonald Crawford

Sources (8)

  • 1901 Scotland Census about Henry Crawford
  • Births in the County of Lanark, 1884, Page 290.
  • Hugh Crawford, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Crawford, primarily the one in Lanarkshire (Scotland), and possibly also from the one in Lancashire. Both are named in Old English with crāwe ‘crow’ + ford ‘ford’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Hugh Crawford is buried in an unmarked grave.

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