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Sarah Crawley b. abt. 1839

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Re: military Crawleys

Posted: 1083796949000
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JUST CAME ACROSS YOU. William Alexander Crawley, born in St. Louis, Mo, 1845, tried to join the Union Army, but was considered too young. He went over to Springfield and joined Co. 1 of the 10th Illinois Cavalry as a buglar, mustering out in June, 1865. My grandfather, one of his sons, joined the Army and was in China during the Boxer Rebellion and later. Of course, he stayed, made $$$, introduced ice cream to China, owned the trolleycar system in Shangai, owned brothels, and imported (with his brother in CA) opium to the U.S. My own father , born and partially raised in China, joined the U.S. Army early, had some adventures for which he was nearly thrown out, reenlisted during WWII, then after years in the reserves in other services, retired as a Vice Admiral, USCG. I served enlisted with the USN (my one claim to fame is that I was the first woman LN), served in/out Viet Nam, and other various vacation spots, finally retiring. YES, I WOULD SAY A FIGHT WAS IN THE CRAWLEY NATURE -- OR AT LEAST SERVICE TO ONE'S COUNTRY.
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