"Samuel Warwick Crowder, 35, petty officer, third class, missing since December 7 attack in the Pacific by the Japs, has been "given up as lost" the Navy Department notified his mother, Mrs. Charlotte Cannon, 235 E. Gray, yesterday.
Crowder, a free lance commercial artist, was serving his second consecutive enlistment in the navy. He formerly had been a member of the 138th Field Artillery band.
A granson of the late S. B. Crowder, white-haired, goateed photographic model of the typical Kentucky colonel, Crowder also is survived by a brother, William Crowder."
-local newspaper article