• Superintendents of Humble

    Superintendent #2

    John Franklin Crawford

    John Franklin Crawford

    John Franklin Crawford was born in Mississippi on January 12, 1860, the son of Benjamin Franklin Crawford and Elizabeth Ammons.  

    On May 18, 1890, he married Clara Susan Crawford, in Nacogdoches County, Texas.  She was born on October 28, 1866, the daughter of William Harris Crawford and Mary Elizabeth Long. 

    J. F. Crawford taught in Chambers County in 1900.  

    In 1902, he was one of seven people considered for the position of Harris County Superintendent of Schools, but lost to H. B. Cline.

    He taught for the Chaneyville Independent School District from 1909-1910.

    He served as the Superintendent of 3 Humble school districts:

    • Harris County Common School District No. 28 (Humble) in 1911
    • Harris County Common School DIstrict No. 50 in 1918 (created when District No. 28 and District No. 35 were combined)
    • Humble Independent School District in February, 1919

    In addition to his duties as Superintendent, he also served as the Principal of the Humble School from 1911 through 1914. His wife, Clara Crawford, also taught in Humble, and served as the Principal of the Woodward School at Moonshine Hill

    Mr. Crawford resigned from Humble ISD at the end of the 1918-1919 school year to become the first superintendent of the Goose Creek school district, where he served until 1924.

    John Frankling Crawford died on February 5, 1930, and is buried in the Hollywood Cemetery in Harris County, Texas.  

    Clara Crawford died on July 6, 1938.  Their only son, Thurmond Crawford (08/14/1892 - 06/13/1957), never married.