Class of 1914
Ansel Martin Crowder
Dr. Ansel Martin Crowder
April 19, 1895 – February 18, 1988
Dr. Ansel M. Crowder, 92, long-time Perry dentist, died at 1:15 a.m. Thursday at Green Valley Nursing center. A memorial service will be held under direction of Brown Funeral home with the date and location to be announced. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian church.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Crowder, he was born April 19, 1895, at Buckston, Iowa. He moved with his family to Ponca Qty in 1908 and to Perry in 1909. He was a graduate of Perry high school and Western Dental college in Kansas City, Mo. He and Florence Kraemer were married in 1924.
Dr. Crowder was a veteran of World War I, was a charter member and past commander of Ellis-Jirous American Legion post, served as eighth district American Legion commander, was charter president of the Perry Rotary club and was a Paul Harris Fellow.
He was past master of the Perry Masonic lodge, past commander of the Perry Commandry, past sovereign of the Red Cross of Constantine, past grand commander of the Grand Corn mandry of Oklahoma, was a member of Scottish Rite and the Adkar Shrine. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church.
In addition to Mrs. Crowder, survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Dotts, Tulsa; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.