|Source: The Washington PA., Reporter Tuesday, October 9, 1894
From the McDonald Outlook the following is taken:
Twenty-five and thirty years ago, a Cecil township man who believed that Matthew Crawford was an
uncommonly wicked man for keeping the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath
and the first day as a week day and that long life could not be the portion
of anyone practicing such profanity, was wont, whenever he heard of a death
about Venice to exclaim, "Well Matthew Crawford will go next." And so for
years we used to hear from that man, who never could forget Mr. Crawford's
heterodox faith and practice, that that same old refrain at regular intervals, "Matthew Crawford will go next." But Matthew Crawford lived on,
a man of influence and character, and the man who predicted a short life for
him passed away and nearly two more decades came and went before the venerable Seventh Day Baptist went to his eternal Sabbath of rest,
September 30, 1894, when he was in the 93rd year of his age: and upon the
scribe coming to record this rushes the circumstances noted in this paragraph.
Submitted by Jean Arnold
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