Martin Vanburen Croft (1894-1968)
Melvin Moore Croft (1855-1926)
Sarah Frances Tompkins (1860-1943)
Infant Croft (1916, stillborn)
Joseph Wallace Croft, Sr. (1917-1991)
Mary Ella Burleson (1896-1958)
Social Security Number (SSN):
Martin Vanburen Croft, "Boose"
Croft Farm, LaSalle Community, Limestone County, Texas
1914-11-21 ("Vol. N, page 570")
Limestone County, Texas
1968-09-15 ("Cert. 12110, coronary sclerosis")
Prairie Grove Cemetery, Limestone County, Texas
("10 mi. S. of Mexia, TX on FM 1953")
Auto Mechanic (learned from his father's blacksmith shop in
the LaSalle Community).
Moved around various auto dealerships in Texas during or just
after the Great Depression.
Bus Driver/Auto Mechanic for Groesbeck Independent School
District after WWII.
Farmer. Probably one of the last ones to plant cotton in the
LaSalle Community. Boll weavils and grasshoppers and soil depleted;
shifted almost entirely to cattle after that.
Deacon, Prairie Grove Baptist Church
He quit high school to work the farm and the blacksmith shop.
Remarried to Lydia Gant around late 1962/early 1963 after Mary Ella Burleson Croft died.
Lydia Gant was previously married to a sheriff who died by gunshot.
David Wallace Croft.