CROXTON (VETERAN UNION), SHADRACH - Benton County, Arkansas | SHADRACH CROXTON (VETERAN UNION) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Shadrach CROXTON (VETERAN UNION)

Pea Ridge (Pea Ridge) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

PRIVATE
Company K 15th Regiment Iowa Infantry
Civil War Union
March 16, 1836 - September 21, 1928

*Obituary
Rogers Daily News
Saturday, September 22, 1928

CROXTON, Shadrack - Shadrack Croxton, a Civil war veteran, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D.M. Hunter, on Pea Ridge Sept. 21 at the age of 92 years and six months. Funeral services were held Sunday at 10 o'clock at the Hunter family home with interment following in the Pea Ridge cemetery. Mr. Croxton was born in Ohio March 16, 1836 but was living in Nebraska when the Civil war began. He enlisted in the Federal army. He lived in Siloam Springs some time before going to Pea Ridge to make his home with his daughter. Three sons: Randolph Croxton, Purcell, Okla.; T. Croxton of Wyoming; Sanford Croxton of Powhattan, Kansas and two daughters; Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. Mattie Barber of Overland Park, Kan., survive.

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, September 27, 1928

Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the home of D.M. Hunter, west of Pea Ridge, for Mrs. Hunter's father, Shadrack Croxton, who died Friday at the advanced age of 92 years. Services were conducted by Rev. A. Carnahan and burial was in the Hickman cemetery. Among those present were George Hunter and family, J.F. McGinley and wife and Miss Vida Baker, all of Rogers; Robt. Hunter and wife of Little Rock and Mrs. Edith Ray and husband of Kansas City. Shadrach Croxton was born near Carrolton, Ohio March 16, 1836 and died Sept. 1(?), 1928, being 92 years, 6 months and 5 days old at the time of his death. He was married to Elizabeth Weir September 13, 1857 who died Sept. 13, 1895 and was buried near Delhi, Louisiana. He was married again to Mrs. Helen L. Hoagland July 25, 1900. To the first marriage were born nine children, five of whom survive him, Randolph of Purcell, Okla.; Sanford of Powhattan, Kansas; Mrs. Ella A. Hunter of Pea Ridge, Ark., with whom he made his home for several years; W.T. of New Castle, Wyoming and Mrs. Martha A. Barber of Overland Park, Kansas. He had 20 grandchildren and about 30 great grandchildren. He was filled with the pioneer spirit, lived in seven states at various times, was a man of strong willpower, firm in a stand for what he believed to be right, was a consistent member of the M.E. church which he joined at an early age, a great Sunday School worker, a strong opponent of the saloon element, was a soldier of the Federal army, a private in Company K, 15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry. He always took an active part in public affairs in the upbuilding of the morals of the communities in which he lived. Funeral services were conducted at the home of D.M. Hunter Sunday morning, Sept. 23rd by Rev. A.E. Carnahan. Burial in the Pea Ridge cemetery. All his children were present except one. All the family extend their thanks for the many floral offerings and help extended to them by neighbors and friends.

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