Woman of the Century/Mrs. John Crawford
MRS. JOHN CRAWFORD. CRAWFORD, Mrs. John, newspaper correspondent, born near Syracuse, N.V.. 21st July, 1850. She is of German descent, her maiden name being Ouackenbush. At an early age her family removed to Canada, and for several years resided in Consecon, Ont., where Miss Quaekenbush attended a grammar school. She lived in Michigan for some time, and while there she was engaged in teaching. It was at that time she commenced to contribute to the literary press. In 1869 she returned to Canada, locating in Newtonville, Ont. Writing for various Canadian and American newspapers was there a pleasant pastime. In 1871 she became the wife of John Crawford, of Clarke, Ont. For a few years her literary efforts were rather desultory, owing to domestic cares. She has two children, a boy and girl. In 1S87 an entire summer's illness afforded leisure for literary work, and since that time more or less writing for the press has occupied her time, and always under the assumed title, "Maude Moore." Her present residence is in Bowmanville, Ont.