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Julia Dorothy Crocker

Female 1915 - 1963  (48 years)


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  • Name Julia Dorothy Crocker  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 9 Feb 1915  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Feb 1963  Colfax Township, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6
    Notes 
    • Cass City Chronicle
      February 14, 1963
      Page Two

      Mrs. Armstrong Dies Suddenly Tuesday

      Mrs. Julia Crocker Armstrong, 48, died suddenly Tuesday morning at their farm home in Colfax township, Huron County, after a brief illness.

      She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis CROCKER of Cass City and was born February 9, 1915 in Cass City. She was married to Norman ARMSTRONG October 30, 1937. They had lived in Colfax township the past 22 years.

      Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Colfax United Missionary Church and was a nurse at Hubbard Memorial Hospital, Bad Axe.

      Surviving are: her husband; a son, Richard, serving with the U.S. Navy in Japan; a daughter, Mrs. Beverly HAZARD of Bad Axe; one grandchild; her parents, and a sister, Mrs. Grant BALL of Cass City.

      The remains are at MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Fall 2007)
    Person ID I4843  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Louis F. Crocker,   b. 21 Jul 1888, Saginaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1966, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Clementina Merchant,   b. 15 Jul 1888, Harbor Beach, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1975, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1912  Saginaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    • Volume 23 of the Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, dated September 7, 1963, noted that Mr. and Mrs. Louis Crocker celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and their daughter, Julia, and her husband Norman Armstrong, their silver anniversary with an "Open House" at the E. U. B. Church on October 21, 1962.
    Family ID F2598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Norman Armstrong,   b. 4 Feb 1914, Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1997, Ocklawaha, Marion County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1937  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    • Cass City Chronicle
      November 5, 1937, Page 1
      Autumn Weddings
      Armstrong-Crocker

      At a beautiful home wedding, solemnized before members of the immediate families at three o'clock Saturday afternoon, October 30, Miss Julia Crocker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Crocker, of Cass City spoke her vows to Mr. Norman Armstrong, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Armstrong of Bad Axe.

      Rev. R. N. Holsaple, pastor of the local Evangelical church, officiated at the ceremony which took place in the farm home of the bride's parents before a background of baskets and bouquests of snapdragons and chrysantemums.

      The bride was attired in a becoming street length gown of ruby colored satinback crepe with embroidered tunic and she wore a corsage of carnations and Talisman roses. Miss Laura Crocker, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She wore a dress of royal blue crepe, made princess style with a corsage of white baby mums. Grant Ball of Cass City attendeed Mr. Armstrong as Best man.

      The bride's mother was gowned for her daughter's wedding in a navy blue crepe suit with white accessories.

      Immediately following hte wedding, a buffet luncheon was served.

      In the evening an informal reception was held in the Crocker home in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong where 120 relatives and friends were present and enjoyed a social time. Ice cream, cake and wafers were served. The honor guests received many lovely gifts.

      Guests from out of town at hte wedding were Mrs. Jack Gibbs and two daugbhters Harriet and Rosemond,  and son Jack; Mrs. Mary Crocker, Fred Crocker, Mr. and Mrs. Webster Crocker, and Henry Crocker, all of Saginaw; Moiss Pauline Romig of Ubly; Mrs. Gertrude Knechtel of Midland; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Crocker and family of Decker.

      Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong are spending the week with relatives in Detroit.
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    Last Modified 23 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1915 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Oct 1937 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Feb 1963 - Colfax Township, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.

    2. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, February 14, 1963, Page 2 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S595] Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, (Family Publication, published sporadically to record family milestones in connection with the annual Striffler-Benkelman Family Reunions, with Vol. 1, Number 1, published Sept. 7, 1936. Issues on file at the Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City, Michigan include Vol. 5 (1941), Vol. 7 (1944) and Volumes 8 (1945) through Vol. 28 (1968). Issues published from 1961 through 1964 were not assigned volume numbers, and 1963 appears to be missing. Xeroxes of the existing issues were also made by Melinda McLemore Strong in 2007. According to a article published by the Cass City Chronicle on August 6, 1981, commemorating the Fiftieth and Final Striffler-Benkelman Reunion, the final issue of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST appears to have been Volume 28, published in 1968.), Volume 23, Page 5 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parentsí birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Michigan, Tuscola County, Novesta Twp Enumerated 15 Jan 1920 SD 7 ED 195 Sheet 8B 160-168 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1299] 1940 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.), Michigan, Sanilac County, Evergreen Twp Enuemrated 9 Apr 1940 SD 7 ED 76-14 Sheet 3A 6675-430 O 1000 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S595] Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, (Family Publication, published sporadically to record family milestones in connection with the annual Striffler-Benkelman Family Reunions, with Vol. 1, Number 1, published Sept. 7, 1936. Issues on file at the Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City, Michigan include Vol. 5 (1941), Vol. 7 (1944) and Volumes 8 (1945) through Vol. 28 (1968). Issues published from 1961 through 1964 were not assigned volume numbers, and 1963 appears to be missing. Xeroxes of the existing issues were also made by Melinda McLemore Strong in 2007. According to a article published by the Cass City Chronicle on August 6, 1981, commemorating the Fiftieth and Final Striffler-Benkelman Reunion, the final issue of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST appears to have been Volume 28, published in 1968.), Wednesday, February 17, 1988 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, February 10, 1966 Vol. 59, Number 43 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, November 5, 1937 (Reliability: 3).