|C. P. Crawford|
C. P. Crawford at 110.
|Birth:||25 August 1907|
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
111 years, 55 days
C. P. Crawford (born 25 August 1907) is an American supercentenarian whose claim is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).
Crawford was born on 25 August 1907 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA to John and Mattie Crawford. His mother died when he was an infant and he only knew his mother from stories told by his family. CP is the youngest of his family, which included three brothers and two sisters. All siblings were separated after his mother passed and were raised by aunts and uncles. He was not allowed to attend school so as a young boy around the age of 4, CP started helping out by working in the fields picking cotton, ploughing the fields of corn and manning the gardens. Around the age of 13, he was walking down the street in Jackson and got his first job working at a cafe washing dishes.
Later on in his life, CP was offered a job at Southland Oil Refinery, from there he went on to work at Illinois Central Railroad which brought him to Chicago. He was married three times and had six children (including Shawn).
CP currently lives in Lansing, Illinois, USA, at the age of 111 years, 55 days.