Daniel. Crowder, 82, a retired stead engineer employed at local
mills and the Mt. Vernon Water Works Co., for half a century, died at this morning at his home at 702 College avenue.
For a period of 17 years, from 1938 to 1955, he was the official
weather and river observer of the U.S. Weather Bureau at Mt.Vernon.
He was an ardent Democrat and the oldest member of Mt.Vernon lodge, No. 49, Independent Order of Odd
The deceased had been in failing health for several years and last
November suffered the first of a series of paralytic strokes. The body is
at Weisinger Funeral Home and funeral arrangement were incomplete early this afternoon.(Burial
was in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.)
Mr. Crowder was a member of MissionaryBaptistChurch at Herrin, Ill. A native of near Carmi, Ill., a son of Daniel Crowder and Nancy Cozart Crowder, he came to Mt.Vernon as a young man and had resided here
Nearest survivors are the wife, nee Nola ?Egler;
a son by a former marriage, Eugene Crowder, Henderson, Ky;
two grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a brother, Melvin Crowder, Mt.
From 1904 to 1920 Mr. Crowder was engineer and repairman at the
plant of the former Mt. Vernon Straw Board Co.
Following a year's employment as a pumpman
with Missouri Valley Bridge co., he became chief engineer of Mt. Vernon Milling
Co., plant, a position he held until he became chief engineer of the Mt. Vernon
Water Works, in 1931.