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Crawford, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Crawford, Thomas, 1813–57, American sculptor, b. New York City. He was apprenticed to a wood carver and later worked for a firm of tombstone cutters. He achieved his…

Cockrell, Francis Marion

(Encyclopedia) Cockrell, Francis Marion kŏk´rəl [key], 1834–1915, Confederate general and U.S. senator, b. Johnson co., Mo. Enlisting as a private with Confederate forces in the Civil…

Marion, Francis

(Encyclopedia) Marion, Francis mâr´ēən [key], c.1732–1795, American Revolutionary soldier, known as the Swamp Fox, b. near Georgetown, S.C. He was a planter and Indian fighter before…

Marion

(Encyclopedia) Marion. 1 City (1990 pop. 14,545), seat of Williamson co., S Ill.; inc. 1841. It is the commercial and retail center of a farm and coal area and has a large soft…

Crawford Notch

(Encyclopedia) Crawford Notch, water gap in the White Mts., N central N.H., through which the Saco River flows. It is named for Abel Crawford, an early settler. The area is a state park…

Marion, Fort

(Encyclopedia) Marion, Fort: see Saint Augustine , Fla.

Dorset, Marion

(Encyclopedia) Dorset, Marion dôr´sət [key], 1872–1935, American biochemist, b. Columbia, Tenn.; grad. Univ. of Tenn. (B.S., 1893) and Columbian (now George Washington) Univ. (M.D.…

Drake, Francis Marion

(Encyclopedia) Drake, Francis Marion, 1830–1903, Union army officer in the Civil War, railroad president, and governor of Iowa (1896–98), b. Rushville, Ill. He helped defend St. Joseph…

Sims, James Marion

(Encyclopedia) Sims, James Marion, 1813–83, American gynecologist and surgeon, b. Lancaster co., S.C., M.D. Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1835. He initially practiced in Mt.…

Russell, Charles Marion

(Encyclopedia) Russell, Charles Marion, 1864–1926, American painter, b. Oak Hill, Mo. He was one of the two greatest and most popular painters of the American West (the other was…