biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
OLIVER CRAWFORD, at present residing in Oskaloosa, was born in Carroll County, Ohio, Oct 3, 1836, and is the son of Matthew and Frances (Stevenson) Crawford, who were natives of Pennsylvania and Ireland. When Oliver was ten years old he came with his parents to Washington County, Iowa, in the year when it was admitted into the Union as a State. There he grew to manhood, receiving a common-school education and, attending one year at Washington College. Mr. Crawford was married in that county, in February, 1871, to Miss Lydia A. Singmaster, a native of Kentucky. By this union there were four children, three of whom are now living. Mr. Crawford is still a resident of Washington County, Iowa, where he has large property interests, but is temporarily sojourning at Oskaloosa, where he has a brick and tile yard in the southwestern part of the city, he usually employs four or five men, and in the season of 1886 hemade 150,000 tile and 80,000 brick. Mrs. Crawford died in 1878. She was a member of the Christian Church. In December, 1880, he was again married, to Mrs. Naomi A. Maxwell, also a native of Kentucky. Upon the, organization of the Republican party Mr. Crawford affiliated with it, but at the present time votes and acts with the Democratic party.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy