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Daniel J. Crowley

Prof. Daniel John CrowleyAge: 7619211998

Name
Prof. Daniel John Crowley
Name prefix
Prof.
Given names
Daniel John
Surname
Crowley
Note: His confirmation name was Michael.
Birth November 27, 1921 29 28
St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Latitude: N40.74 Longitude: W89.61

St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois
St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois

Birth of a sisterPatricia Ann Magdalene "Pat" Crowley
May 25, 1926 (Age 4)
St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA

St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois
St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois

Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Magdalena "Lena" Strauel
November 19, 1930 (Age 8)
St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA

St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois
St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois

Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Magdalena "Lena" Strauel
1930 (Age 8)
St. Boniface Church, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA

Cemetery: St. Joseph's
Education
Grade School
1934 (Age 12)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA

Address: 510 E. Kansas Street Peoria, Ill 61603
Corporation: St. Bernard's Church School
Death of a paternal grandmotherCatharine Josephine "Kate" Dinan
October 21, 1937 (Age 15)
109 North Perry Ave, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA

Cause: Heart attack after a fall
Text:
Kate's obituary listed her place of death but gives the date as 23 oct 1937.
Text:
At age 80, Grandma fell coming out of their bathroom, and broke her hip. While trying to walk again, she died from a heart attack.
109 North Perry Avenue, Peoria, Illinois, USA
109 North Perry Avenue, Peoria, Illinois, USA

Education
High School Graduation
1939 (Age 17)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA

Corporation: Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute
Education
A.B. Theory and Practice of Art
1943 (Age 21)
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA

Corporation: Northwestern University
Military
Midshipman, Ensign Lieutenant (junior grade), APA-17, USS American Legion, United States Navy, WWII
August 2, 1943 (Age 21)

Note: Became Coding Officer then Secret Publications Issuing Officer for ComPhibsTraPac
Residence April 1946 (Age 24)
Naval Hospital Charleston, North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA

Note: He contracted poliomyelitis in April 1946 and was left a partial-quadriplegic (tetraplegic).
Residence June 1946 (Age 24)
Warm Springs Foundation, Warms Springs, Meriwether County, Georgia, USA

Note: He spent 10 months recovering at Warm Springs and remained confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Education
M.A. Art and Art History
1948 (Age 26)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA

Corporation: Bradley University,
Education
Ph.D. African Studies
1956 (Age 34)
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA

Corporation: Northwestern University
Occupation
Professor of Anthropology and Art,
1961 (Age 39)
Davis, Yolo County, California, USA

Corporation: University of California, Davis
Death of a motherElsie Magdalena Cecilia Schnebelin
June 13, 1973 (Age 51)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA

Note: Rick Schneblin lists the date as June 14, 1973 or June 26, 1973.
Death of a fatherMichael Bartholomew Jeremiah "Mike" Crowley
April 23, 1975 (Age 53)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA

Source: Prayer Card
Text:
Prayer cards give the date of: April 24, 1975.
Associate
Type: INDI

Associate
Type: INDI

Death February 24, 1998 (Age 76)
Oruro, Oruro, Bolivia
Latitude: S17.975 Longitude: W67.110

Note: Died on Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday), the last day of the Bolivian Carnival he was celebrating.
Burial
Oruro, Oruro, Bolivia

Note: He was a true citizen of the world and always said "Just bury me where I drop."
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father
Michael B. Crowley Michael Bartholomew Jeremiah "Mike" Crowley
Birth: May 15, 1892 40 34Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death: April 23, 1975Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
mother
Elsie Schnebelin Crowley Elsie Magdalena Cecilia Schnebelin
Birth: February 28, 1893 58 42Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death: June 13, 1973Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
 
Marriage: June 12, 1919St. Patrick's Church, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
3 years
Daniel J. Crowley Prof. Daniel John Crowley
Birth: November 27, 1921 29 28St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death: February 24, 1998Oruro, Oruro, Bolivia
5 years
younger sister
Patricia Crowley Capitelli Patricia Ann Magdalene "Pat" Crowley
Birth: May 25, 1926 34 33St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death: January 2, 2014Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
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Daniel J. Crowley Prof. Daniel John Crowley
Birth: November 27, 1921 29 28St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death: February 24, 1998Oruro, Oruro, Bolivia
wife
son
daughter
daughter

MilitaryMilitary: Notice of Separation From US Naval Service
NoteArticle: 25 years ago, 1978
Publication: Davis Enterprise 2003
Text:
The 1978 edition of the Guiness Book of World Records reads: "The most countries visited by a disabled person is 115 soverign and 59 nonsoverign countries by Professor Daniel J. Crowley of Davis, California, who has been confined to a wheelchair si nce March 1946, since he contracted polio." He is looking over his world map these days in search of a country he has not yet visited. In June he is bound for Brazil, leaving only 69 countries left to see.
NoteObituary, New York Times: Daniel J. Crowley
Text:
March 1998 Dr. Daniel J. Crowley, an anthropologist who loved parties so much that he devoted his life to attending carnivals, festivals and other celebrations in every corner of the globe, died Feb. 24 while in Oruro, Bolivia, for a Mardi Gras carnival. He was 76 and had been professor of anthropology and art history at the University of California. For someone who used a wheelchair, Crowley got around. He circled the globe nine times and claimed to have visited every state in the union and every nation except Iraq, generally finding a party at each stop. The trips earned him recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records as athe most traveled disabled person, but the quest for records was not his motivating force. For Crowley - who was paralyzed after contracting polio in the Navy in World War II, used the GI Bill to get a Master's Degree in art history from Bradley University and a Doctorate in anthropology from Northwestern - there was another reason: he was born in Peoria, IL as the product of what he considered a painfully conventional family in a drab, hidebound community, he defined his entire career as escape from Peoria and cheerfully rubbed it in every December with what his family called his notorious Christmas letter. Sent to hundreds, including those who had derided his dreams of life beyond Peoria, the letter detailed his previous year of exotic travel with frequent references to his exotic wife, Pearl, a Trinidadian of pure Indian extraction. As a scholar, his specialty was the arts and culture of Africa and African outposts in the New World, with an emphasis on Mardi Gras and other eruptions of excess in the Caribbean and South America. Crowley, who helped develop the field of african studies and won numerous honors for his work had only limited use of his arms. He typed with one finger in turning out more than 350 papers and several books, including a Creativity in Bahamian Folklore. But his real forte was the field trip. Over the years he wangled temporary teaching assignments at a dozen other colleges, including posts in Trinidad, Australia and India, and was forever flying off to join one celebration or another, in the interest of scholarship, of course. Needing someone to push him around, Crowley, who wore out more than a dozen wheelchairs, hit upon an ingenious scheme to attract assistants. For more than 20 years, he ran a program for the University of California at Berkeley under University Research Expedition Projects, or high-spirited trips to blowouts around the world. It was a tribute to his dedication that he once attended carnival in Iceland. The beer helped, but the scholar who spent much of his time surrounded by writhing naked and near-naked bodies in warmer climes had trouble relating to revelers in parkas. Even though Crowley managed to take notes in a laborious scrawl he never had trouble lifting a glass. A man who relished good food and good drink of every cuisine, he was forever inventing exotic new cocktails. Crowley preferred a balcony at festival time, partly because of his experiences at ground level revelry. "When they come at you in Rio de Janeiro after snorting amyl nitrite and drinking quantities of liquor," he once said, "you'd better get out of the way. They have left footprints on my forehead." Crowley predicted his obituary would say, "He died as he lived: crushed by 50,000 Brazilians doing the samba." His family said he had died peacefully of a heart attack in his sleep in a hotel room on Mardi Gras morning. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Peter, of Martinez, Calif.; two daughters Eve, of Rome and Magdalene, of Berkeley; a sister, Patricia Capitelli of Peoria, and two grandchildren.
SourceGenealogy of Daniel J. Crowley
Publication: Research and anecdotes by Daniel Crowley passed on to his children.
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Academy of Our Lady, Spalding Institute, class of 1939. A.B. Theory and Practice of Art, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, Ill, 1943. Commissioned Ensign 11/43, assigned duty aboard APA-17, USS American Legion; transferred to Coding Officer, later Secret Publications Issuing Officer for ComPhibsTraPac, WWII. Contracted poliomyelitis 4/46; spent 10 months in GA Warms Springs Foundation then 2 months at Navy Hospital, Charleston, SC. M.A. Art & Art History, Bradley University, Peoria, Ill, 1948. Ph.D. African Studies, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, Ill, 1956.
Source1930 US Census: Illinois, Peoria, Peoria, district 14, page 4A
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Name: Daniel Crowley Age: 8 Estimated birth year: abt 1922 Relation to head-of-house: Son Father's Name: Michel B Crowley Mother's Name: Elsie M Crowley Home in 1930: Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
SourceDeath Index: Social Security Record
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Name: Daniel J. Crowley SSN: 337-14-0759 Last Residence: 95616 Davis, Yolo, California, United States of America Born: 27 Nov 1921 Died: 24 Feb 1998 State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )
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Source Information: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. Description: The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.
 
Military
Became Coding Officer then Secret Publications Issuing Officer for ComPhibsTraPac
Residence
He contracted poliomyelitis in April 1946 and was left a partial-quadriplegic (tetraplegic).
Residence
He spent 10 months recovering at Warm Springs and remained confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Name
His confirmation name was Michael.
Death
Died on Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday), the last day of the Bolivian Carnival he was celebrating.
Burial
He was a true citizen of the world and always said "Just bury me where I drop."
Note
Published "I Could Talk Old-Story Good: Creativity in Bahamian Folklore," 1966.
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Named "World's Most Traveled Handicapped Person," Guinness Book of World Records, 1978. At the time of his death he had circled the globe nine times and visited every nation except Iraq.
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Godfather: Daniel J. Goggin (I189) - his first cousin once removed on his father's side Godmother: Sylvia June Schnebelin (I388) - his first cousin on his mother's side
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His death merited a New York Times obituary, complete with photo. Click on the plus sign below to read the text.
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Daniel Crowley had obituaries in a number of publications including Western Folklore (the summer 1999 issue was dedicated to him), the University of California, and the American Anthropological Association. There is also a scholarship at U.C. Davis in his name. See http://www.crowley.cx/Daniel for more information.
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