Stephen F. Crider Obit

Stephen F. Crider (10 Ky. Cav., CSA) 28 June 1843- 17 Aug. 1941

(CP Aug 22, 1941 - Stephen Fielding (Field) Crider, 98, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs Hughey Lowey. Crittenden County's oldest citizen, native born, his entire life and colorful career was spent near the scene of birth.

Veteran of War Between the states Mr. Crider went through dreaded experiences and was once a member of the famous "Morgan Sharpshooters" facing death at all times. After cessation of hostilities he resumed operation of his farm and was active in tillage of the soil until advancing age intervened.

He was one of the earliest members of Ashley Lodge 706, A. F. & A. M., Blackford, and member of Crittenden Chapter 70, Royal Arch, Marion. A short time preceding death he attended a meeting of Crittenden Chapter.

Mr. Crider was active until a few days preceding death and celebrated his 98th birthday June 23 with his children and other relatives, at Winlow Park.
He was first married to Miss Louticia Burton who died many years ago.

A daughter Mrs. Mack Walker, county, survives. He was later married to Miss Porcia Gilbert who died several years ago Survivors of this union are two daughters, Mrs Hughey Lowey, county, and Mrs. Robinson, Evansville; two sons, Emanuel, Evansville, and Dee, Arkansas. W. D. Cannan, long a warm personal friend, delivered the personal message by agreement existing between himself and Mr. Crider to the effect that if Mr. Cannan survived Mr. Crider or vice versa the survivor would act.

(Stephen Fielding Crider was the son of Stephen and Sally (Brantley) Crider.)

(Source: The Crittenden County, Kentucky Cemeteries Volume II - Northeastern Section
by. Brenda Underdown, Fay Carol Crider and The Crittenden County, Kentucky Genlogical Society, Inc. 2003