William David Crofoot[1]

Male 1887 - 1961  (73 years)


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  • Name William David Crofoot  [2
    Born 30 Nov 1887  Blue Springs, Gage, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1895  [4
    Lost Springs Township, KS 
    Census 1900 
    Cowley County, KS 
    Census 1910 
    Cowley County, KS 
    Education Graduate of a Culinary Arts School  [5
    Name Dave 
    Occupation Chef  [6
    Reference Number
    _FGLINK https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5813828 
    _FGRAVE 5813828 
    _FSFTID LLHG-455 
    _FSLINK https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LLHG-455 
    _UID 2D879FEBD3B5426FB3CEC641AAC7A597AC81 
    Died 25 Jun 1961  Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cause: Stroke 
    Buried I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 1900 Brick Mill Rd, Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I29184  Wyman
    Last Modified 4 May 2020 

    Father Henry Crofoot,   b. Feb 1854, , , Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1918, , Cherokee, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Sarah Louzetta Barnes,   b. 12 Oct 1856, Marion, Grant, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1943, Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1880  Galt, Grundy, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Fact 1908 
    _STAT Divorced 
    Family ID F19074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lillian Lucille Hardy,   b. 24 Feb 1901, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1979, Colonial Villa Nursing Home, Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Bef 1923  Story City, Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Fact 15 Apr 1955  [9
    Washington, D.C. 
    _STAT Divorced 
    Children 
     1. William Henry Crofoot,   b. 13 Aug 1923, Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 2005, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Robert Lowell Crofoot,   b. 2 Jun 1926, Washington Park Hospital, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 2000, Hennepin County Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Jack Leonard Crofoot,   b. 23 Jun 1927, Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1958, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Colombia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     4. Living
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F15831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Nov 1887 - Blue Springs, Gage, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1923 - Story City, Story, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Stroke - 25 Jun 1961 - Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 1900 Brick Mill Rd, Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • 1. My father, William D. Crofoot, was living in Lost Springs, KS, in 189 5, Cowley Co, KS in 1910, Iowa City, IA in 1922, Arkansas City, KS in 192 3, Chicago, IL in 1926, Holland, MI in 1927, Chicago, IL in 1929, Blakesle e, PA in 1940, Holland, MI in 1941, Santa Ana, CA in 1943, and Ellensbur g, WA, from 1952 until his death in 1961. He was called Dave by friends a nd family. At age 17 his left leg was amputated due to an injury receiv ed playing football. In 1941 he was hit by an auto, and received serious i njuries to his remaining leg. Dad liked to serenade my Mother with songs s uch as, 'Isle of Capri' and 'I Had A Dream Dear', he sang with great feeli ng. When I was a child my Father entertained me by sketching beautiful pic tures of birds in a large 'sketch' book. He made stilts and rubber guns f or my brothers to play with. 2. Funeral services for William David Crofoot were held at 11A.M. June 2 8, 1961, at Evenson Funeral Home. Officiating, Rev. Peter Burkhart; Organi st, Mrs Elvah Crim Frank; Soloist Mrs Dorothy Bonjomi. Pall Bearers: Lou is Scholl, M.P. Scholl, Louis Borgorni, Henry Reed, D.J. Sackett, Charl es Sheeley. Concluding services were at IOOF Cemetery, Ellensburg, WA .

  • Sources 
    1. [S1337] GEDCOM Dottie Farrar, compiled by Dottie Farrar [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,].

    2. [S1383] Certificate of Birth for Dorothy Maxine Crofoot, Illinois State Board of Health, 06 October 1929, File No. 45134 (Reliability: 3).
      Wm David Crofoot's date and place of birth appear on his daughter, Dorothy's birth certificate

    3. [S1383] Certificate of Birth for Dorothy Maxine Crofoot, Illinois State Board of Health, 06 October 1929, File No.45134 (Reliability: 3).
      Wm David Crofoot's date and place of birth appear on his daughter, Dorothy's birth certificate

    4. [S1371] Kansas State Historical Society (Reliability: 3).
      Index to the 1895 Kansas State Census for: Crofoot, Lost Springs Township, KS.

    5. [S1369] Interview with William David Crofoo t, 1947 (Reliability: 3).
      William David Crofoot Oral Interview, 1947, by his daughter, Dorothy Crofoot Farrar, at Williams home in Ellensburg, Washington

    6. [S1363] Information provided by Dorothy Crofoot Farrar (Reliability: 3).
      During the 1940s, I frequently visited the restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, where my father, William David Crofoot, was employed as a chef.

    7. [S1352] Funeral Card for William David Crofoot, Evenson Funeral Home, Ellensburg, Washington, D.C., 25 June 1961 (Reliability: 3).
      Copy in possession of Dorothy Crofoot Farrar, Interlachen, FL.

    8. [S1352] Funeral Card for William David Crofoot, Evenson Funeral Home, Ellensburg, Washington, D.C., 28 June 1961 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1361] Judgement of Absolute Divorce for William David Crofoot and Lillian Lucille Hardy, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 15 April 1955, Civil Action No. 247-53 (Reliability: 3).
      Notorized document in possesssion of Dorothy Crofoot Farrar, Interlachen, FL.