Croggon. On Wednesday, April 3, 1912 at 6:30 a.m. at 243 North Capitol street, Elizabeth C. Croggon, wife of James Croggon, aged 78 years. Funeral from her late residence, Friday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. Relatives and friends invited to attend.
Mrs. E.C. Croggon Dead
The Evening Star, April 3, 1912 [p. 11]
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Croggon, wife of James Croggon, a veteran newspaper writer, died at her residence, 243 North Capitol street, at 6:30 o'clock this morning, after a long illness. She was in her seventy-ninth year, being the eldest daughter of the late John Gardner of Sulphur Springs, Anne Arundle county, Md. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed, but it will probably be held Saturday.
Mrs. Croggon was married to Mr. Croggon nearly fifty years ago. Besides her husband, a son, James H. Croggon of Severn, Md.; three daughters, Misses Josephine H., A. Louisa and M.F. Croggon; a granddaughter, Miss Evelyn Croggon, all of this city; three brothers, J. Harry and Charles T. Gardner of Kansas, and R.A. Gardner of Philadelphia, and relatives in Maryland survive her.
Mrs. Croggon became a member of the Methodist Church early in life and died in that faith, holding membership at Sulphur Springs, Md., and at Grace Church in this city.
Funeral of Mrs. Croggon
The Evening Star, April 4, 1912 [p. 24]
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth C. Croggon, who died yesterday morning, will be held at her late home, 243 North Capitol street, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev.W.A. Melvin of the First Methodist Protestant Church, and Rev. F.M. Thompson of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church will officiate. Interment will be in Congressional cemetery.
Many relatives not living here are on their way to attend the services. Mrs. Croggon was the wife of James Croggon, a veteran newspaper writer.
Tributes to Mrs. Croggon
The Evening Star, April 6, 1912 [p. 16]
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth C. Croggon, wife of James Croggon, the veteran newspaper writer, were held at her late residence, 243 North Capitol street, yesterday afternoon. Rev. W.A. Melvin, pastor of First Methodist Protestant Church, and Rev. F.M. Thompson, pastor of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated. Interment was in Congressional Cemetery.
Both ministers paid tribute to Mrs. Croggon's Christian character and her devotion to the church of which she had been a member for more than sixty years. Mrs. C.H. Fentress sang "Some Sweet Day" and "Face to Face." The pallbearers were John Gardner, John Chaney and John B. Woodfield all nephews; A.H. Ragan, Seth A. Terry and W.B. Hartley. The floral tributes included one from the Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia.