Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Crawford, Ohio, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1860-2004
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County Genealogical Society, Galion


What Is in This Collection?

The obituary file from the Crawford County Genealogical Society in Galion, Ohio, includes entries records from 1860 to 2004. The obituaries are arranged alphabetically, and include other newspaper clippings.

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What Can these Records Tell Me?

Information found in this collection:

  • Name of deceased
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Age
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Names of children
  • Name of cemetery
  • Name and date of newspaper and obituary publication

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Collection Citation
"Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 16 August 2017. Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Bucyrus.

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