Excerpt from The Harvard Theological Review, 1920, Vol. 13: Issued Quarterly
Crawford's mother, Amelia Ann Rogers, was the grand daughter Oi a Revolutionary Officer, named Stanhope. The Stanhope family are said to have settled in Virginia about the beginning of the eighteenth century.
Crawford Howell Toy, the first of nine children, four sons and five daughters, was born at Norfolk on the 23d Of March, 1836, and died in Cambridge, Mass., on the 12th of May, 1919. He came, as we have seen, of excel lent stock, was inheritor of the best traditions in regard to learning, enjoyed rare opportunities for education, and was endowed with the ability and the will to make the most of these. Like his father, he was slight of figure, but not frail, as appears from his fondness for mountain climbing and from his power to endure long and arduous study.
Crawford received his elementary training at the Nor folk Academy, which at the time was organized on the military basis. He was captain of one of the companies. On his graduation he received from the school a copy Of the works of Shakespeare for excellence. In 1852, at the age of sixteen, he entered the University Of Virginia.
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