Mary McClure Crow, Oregon Pioneer dies Feb. 6, 1901


Coyote Creek Covered Bridge near Crow Oregon.

Death of Grandma Crow.

Mary McClure Crow, better known as “Grandma Crow”, died at her home at Lorane, Oregon, Wednesday, February 6, 1901, aged 90 years 5 months and 25 days. She was well-known in this city, having made her home at intervals with her daughter, Mrs. F.W. Folsom.

Deceased was born in Kentucky August 12, 1810. She married John Crow and with husband and ten children crossed the plains with ox teams to Oregon in 1852 and settled in the upper Siuslaw valley on donation land claim where she has resided continuously every since. Her husband died in 1869. She joined the M.E. church in 1815 (?) and has always lived a consistent Christian life and died happy in her faith. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Crow cemetery near Lorane, February 8. Grandma Crow was the mother of twelve children, seven of whom survive her. Richard Crow, B.F. Crow, Wm. N. Crow, J.H Crow all of Lorane; Mrs. Fred Folsom, of Junction City, Ore; Mrs. L.E. Thompson of Guy, Wash, and Mrs. Mary E. Brown, of Everett, Wash.”   Junction City Times, Feb. 16, 1901, pg. 5, col. 3.

Click this link to find other family members buried at the Crow Family Cemetery.  Cemetery information lists her has Mary McClure Kent Crow.  Kent being her parents name.


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