A bachelor who lived alone in a dugout outside of Boise City, Oklahoma. He had moved there from Missouri and was known for supposedly being the fattest man in three states. He would say that he weighed somewhere between 300 and 700 pounds. Will worked as a farmhand. He later married Sadie White in Wichita, Kansas. Crawford’s closest neighbors were the Folkers family.
“Big Will” Crawford Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
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Chapter 2: No Man's Land
...Lucas was one of few women in No Man’s Land. Women were rather scarce, and Will Crawford was one of the territory’s many bachelors. He was originally from Missouri, and had arrived... (full context)
Chapter 7: A Darkening