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241. Margaret Elizabeth HARRISON92 was born on 1 May 1894 in Chester, Crawford County, Arkansas.51,54,61 She died on 16 May 1981 at the age of 87.

Still living with parents in 1920. In 1930 she stated she married at age 24, which would be this year of 1920.

Records of Crawford Co AR Marriage Book K, 1921-1925
Oma Cole & Lucille Pound
Margaret Harrison, age 28 married Chas Friddle, age 30
19 Oct 1922 by Chas. W. Pense, JP Book K, p.135


Margaret was living with her brother Clarence at the time of the 1930 Census. She did say she was married. She was age 32 and had married at age 24. Charles Friddle had paid for the funeral of Margaret's twin sister Mary in 1929.

Marriage License to marry Fred Cradduck is a digital image on FamilySearch.org, dated 22 Dec 1937 Fred was age 53, Margaret Friddle, 43, both residents of Chester. T. L. Delzell signed the license as County Clerk. He was my maternal great-uncle, known to me as Uncle Lester, husband of my grandfather's sister, Edna Comstock. Fred and Margaret were married that same day by Earl B. Ward, County Judge.

1940 Census. Chester, Crawford, AR, Hh 36. Living next door to her nephew LeRoy Harrison and a few houses from her brothers Clarence and Fred.
Fred Cradduck was 56, b. AR - lived in Crawford Co in 1935. His occupation was pumper, Steam railroad Water Tender.
Margaret, wife, was 42.

Nov. 1961. "Maggie" Cradduck of Mountainburg was listed as surviving her brother, William.

I found Find A Grave Memorial # 56619404. She is buried Conley Cemetery, Mountainburg, Crawford Co, AR. Her stone simply has her name as Margaret Cradduck.

Fred Cradduck had also been married before. Another wife is listed as Frances Ellen Ridenour Cradduck - born 15 May 1875 in Daviess Co, MO and died 3 May 1962 in Gentry, Benton Co, AR. She is buried Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs, Benton Co, AR. Her death was some years after Fred had married Margaret - so Fred must have also been divorced when he and Margaret married.
Fred Cradduck, Memorial # 56619094, shows father as John Washinton Cradduck, b. 10 Nov 1852, d. 29 Dec 1910, and buried Chester Cemetery, Crawford Co, AR; mother as Penelope Josephine Phillips, born May 1858, died 5 Mar 1930, also buried Chester Cemetery.

Personal note:
My Adamson grandmother, Mary May (Harrison) Adamson died in 1929 when she was 34 - of pnuemonia and she was a twin. Actually, the second set of twins born in her family.
Her twin sister Margaret (who had arranged Mary May's funeral) lived until 1981 - right there in Mountainburg, on the highway down to Van Buren. I could have known her..... Margaret was living when Mom was notified about Ernie Adamson's death and didn't tell me until months after. Margaret was married twice, but never had any children. Of course, I don't know that Mother knew anything about Ernie's mother - I don't think she even knew she had died so young.
Just thought that a bit sad.

Margaret Elizabeth HARRISON and Charles Thurman FRIDDLE were married on 19 October 1922 in Crawford County, Arkansas.60 They60 were divorced circa 1932. Charles Thurman FRIDDLE92, son of Charles M. FRIDDLE and Julia Ann STEPHENS, was born on 3 April 1888 in Crawford County, Arkansas.93,94,95 He died in April 1966 at the age of 78 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.79

World War I Draft Registration:
Charles Friddle was age 27, born 3 Apr 1890, in Chester, AR. He was unemployed, supporting no one, and claimed exemption due to "physical condition", not described.
Signed: Charles Friddle
Description was that he was of medium height, medium build; brown eyes, black hair [bald - certainly young for that!]. He had lost one eye - so that was apparently his disability.
Dated: June 5, 1917.

In 1930, Charles Friddle Jr, age 38, was living with his parents. States he is age 38 and was 32 when married. He was marked married at the time, but wife Margaret is living a few doors away with her brother Clarence.

I suspect they divorced - online databases suggest another wife Mabel, no surname or source data. After FamilySearch placed Arkansas marriages online, I did find his marriage to Mabel, 1933.

1940 Census. Chester, Crawford, AR, ED 17-7, Sheet 3A, Hh 43
Chas. Friddle Jr., age 50. no employment listed
Mabel B., wife, age 23 - she's a cook for the school lunch project
Thelma H., daughter, age 4.

Charles was also subject to register in the "old man's draft" for World War II:
He listed his full name as Charles Thurman Friddle, living in Chester, Crawford, AR
He was age 52, born Apr 3rd, 1890, Chester.
The person to contact and who would always know his address was Mabel Friddle of Chester.
Unemployed.
The description on back: 5'8" tall, 135 #'s. Brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
Left eye Out.
Dated: 27 Apr 1942. Signed: L. A. Teague, Registrar of the Local Draft Board.


Margaret Elizabeth HARRISON and Fred CRADDUCK were married on 22 December 1937 in Crawford County, Arkansas. Fred CRADDUCK was born on 27 January 1884 in Chester, Crawford County, Arkansas.79 He died in April 1973 at the age of 89 in Mountainburg, Crawford County, Arkansas.79 He was buried in Conley Cemetery, Mountainburg, Crawford County, Arkansas.

Arkansas Birth Record. Fred Cradduck was born 27 Jan 1884, Chester, Crawford, AR. His father was John Cradduck; his mother Josephine Phillips.

1900 Census. Chester, Crawford, AR, Hh 128
John W. Cradduct, b. Nov 18__, age 47, married 27 years, b. AR
Phenalspha (sic!), wife, b. May 1858, 42, 10 children - 8 are living, b. AR
Charles B., son, b. Jun 1874, 25
James N., son, b. Dec 1878, 21
Rosa A., dau, b. June 1881, 18
Fredrick, son, b. Jan 1884, 16
Dovie J., dau, b. Jul 1886, 13
Nora M., dau, b. Jan 1889, 11
Effie B., dau, b. Aug 1893, 6
Hubert, son, b. Aug 1856, age 3


He was first married to Margaret Ella Dyer, 24 Dec 1905. He must have divorced her as she lived until 1981.

1910 Census. Chester, Crawford, AR, Hh 8
Fred Cradduck, 25, married 4 years, Pumper for the Railroad
Ella, wife, 21, 1 child
Paul E., son, age 2

Fred may actually have had a third marriage - his wife was apparently Frances in 1918.
12 Sep 1918 World War I Draft Registration.
Fred Cradduck of Chester, Crawford Co, AR was age 34, b. 27 Jan 1884. He was a pumper for the Frisco Railroad. Frances Cradduck, his wife, would always know his whereabouts.
Fred was short and stout with blue eyes, brown hair.

1920 Census. Chester, Crawford,AR, Hh 45
Fred Cradduck, 35, b. AR, pumper, Railroad
Frances E., wife, 43, b. MO
Eugene R., son, age 2 years, one month, b. AR
Luther Gunn, stepson, 27, b. AR, common labor, public roads
Claud Poor, boarder, age 6, b. AR

1930 Census. Dist 7, Crawford, AR, Hh 9 (same page with Nelson Harrison)
Fred Cradduck, 46, married 1st time at age 21, b. AR, Engine Watchman, Steam Railroad
Mrs. Frances, wife, 53, married 1st time at age 19, b. MO
Eugene, son, 12, b. AR
Doris, niece, 12, b. AR

27 Apr 1942 World War II Draft Registration
Fred Cradduck still lived in Chester where he was born, 27 Jan 1884. He was age 58. Worked for the Frisco Railway, St. Louis, MO. Maggie Cradduck would always know his address.
He was 5"8', 180 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair