Descendants of William and Alice Caulk Croft

“Branches and Twigs” are descendants of our parents, grandparents, great grandparents and great, great grandparents. At this time, I have not thoroughly researched most of these aunts, uncles and cousins. Some are deceased and others living and our inherited photo albums held only a smattering of photos. We wish there were more to share, so if you have any pictures you would like to share, please send them to me and I’ll add them to this section of the blog.

 

Croft family (Seated R to L) William and Alice Croft, Oscar Cameron, Paul Harold, Vede Weaver. George Allen, Edna Ruth. (Standing R to L) Fred Dewey, Frank Monroe, Floyd Ward, Grace Irene, Blanche Marie, Hope Cansada and Russell William

Oscar Cameron Croft was the first child of William and Alice Croft. He was born on June 19, 1887, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Ethel Mae Mohler on October 5, 1910, in York County, Nebraska. They had two sons, Lloyd Ollie (1913-1987) and Keith Lyle (1920-1997), both born in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. Oscar died April 19, 1952, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, at the age of 64. He was buried in the Mission Burial Park South, in San Antonio.

 

Paul Harold Croft was born on June 20, 1890, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Marie L. Lewis on January 1, 1913. They had three children, Lewis Allen, Helen Paula, and Lois Elaine. Paul died March 8, 1971, in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, at the age of 80. He was buried in the Mountain View Memorial Park in Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington.

 

Vede “Vida” Weaver Croft was born on August 28, 1892, in Fairfield, Clay, Nebraska. He married Opal Jenny Wolford on March 11, 1916. They had two children, Harold Ward and Harry. Vede died on October 25, 1977, in Glen Aubrey, Broome County, New York, at the age of 85. He was buried in the Glen Aubrey Cemetery.

 

George Allen Croft was born on March 20, 1894, in Fairfield, Clay, Nebraska. He married Lena Esther Houston on March 15, 1916. They had two children, Iris Gwendolyn and George Allen, Jr. George died April 21, 1979, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, at the age of 85. He was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

 

Edna Ruth Croft was born October 27, 1895, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. She married Merle Lee Durfee on September 22, 1915, in York, Nebraska. They had two daughters, Doris Winifred and Donna Lee. Edna died on December 29, 1985, in Washington, Washington County, Kansas, at the age of 90. She was buried in the Washington Cemetery.

 

Fred Dewey “Fritz or Doc” Croft was born on July 27, 1898, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Isabel Roth on August 19, 1925. They had two children, Fred and Betty Lou. Fred died on November 14, 1988, in Glen Aubrey, Broome County, New York at the age of 90. He was buried in the Glen Aubrey Cemetery.

 

Frank Monroe Croft was born October 21, 1900, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Gladys Scott in 1925. They had four children, Duane Monroe, Mildred Jean, Jeannine, and Cecile. Frank died on March 16, 1952, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California at the age of 51. He was buried in the Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.

 

Floyd Ward Croft was born on January 2, 1903, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Erma Woolen in 1929. They had three children, Thelma, Shirley and David Gene. Floyd died on January 7, 1963, in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, at the age of 60. He was buried in the Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland.

Grace Irene Croft was born on June 2, 1904, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. She married Alfred Montgomery on June 11, 1924. They had eight children: LeRhee Delores, Willis Dean, Myron Leroy, Alton Leon, Ronald Jay, Claude Delmar, Bruce Alfred and Orville Ray. After her husband’s death, Grace married for the second time to Francis Kelly in October 1972. They had no children. She died on September 19, 1990, in Prosser, Benton County, Washington and was buried in the Prosser Cemetery.

 

Blanche Marie Croft born on March 17, 1906, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. She married Fred Mumford on June 2, 1928. They had three children, Darlene, Donald, and Joan Elaine. Blanche died in 2000 in Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, at the age of 94. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado.

 

Hope Cansada Croft was born March 20, 1907, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. She married William E. Thompson on April 16, 1927. They had five children, Eugene, Virgil, Merial, Mary and Lena. Hope died on November 3, 1930 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon at the age of 89. She was buried in the Douglass Oregon Historic Cemetery in Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon.

 

Russell William Croft was born on December 11, 1908, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska. He married Mary Ann Ross on February 20, 1930 and they had one daughter, Donna Mae. Russell died on January 31, 1980, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, at the age of 71. He was buried in the Moore Cemetery in Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas.

 

MORE BRANCHES AND TWIGS

For many years, a Croft family reunion was held in Kansas City, Missouri. Here are several photos taken at two of these gatherings.

Croft reunion in Kansas City, Missouri, probably in the 1950’s.
Eight children of William and Alice Croft. Reunion in Kansas City, Missouri about 1960.
Croft reunion in Kansas City, about 1960.
Ethel and Oscar Croft, San Antonio, Texas.
Four generations of Croft men – William holding L.K. and Lloyd and Oscar standing.
Trudy and Lloyd, February 1945.
Cousins L.K., Cynthia, Richard and Mike Croft.
Gertrude with children, L.K. and Cynthia, about 1950.
Keith and Mildred Croft with sons, Richard, Mike and John.
Mike and Susan Croft with children and grandchildren.