Anthony Crudder was probably the son of Maud E. Warner and Henry Albert “Harry” Crudder.* He died on December 12, 1917. Some family recollections suggest that he was born about 1916 or 1917 and died of whooping cough before he was a year old.**
He was buried at Mount Elliott Cemetery in Detroit. You can visit his grave virtually here.
* It is possible that Anthony is Maud and Harry’s nephew, rather than his son. No birth record has been found, and the only record of his death is his burial record at Mount Elliott Cemetery in Detroit. Anthony is buried in Lot 139 of Section D, together with two other infant Crudder boys. The handwritten information above was provided by cemetery staff in 1917.
Those other boys are not named in the cemetery records but Michigan death records show them to be John Warner Crudder (died 1916, son of Maud and Harry Crudder) and John Crudder (died 1908, son of Harry’s brother John Powers Crudder (1884–1930) and his wife Catherine Leonard (1887–1908)).
** Several family trees on Ancestry.com say that Anthony was Harry and Maud’s son and that he died of whooping cough before he was a year old. No source is given for this information, so it is probably the handed-down recollection of some family member. Family lore of this kind is often accurate, but not always.
If Anthony was less than a year old when he died in December 1917, then he must have been born in November 1916 or later. If he was Maud and Harry’s son, he would be the brother of John Warner Crudder who was born and died in May 1916. For this to happen, Maud would have had to become pregnant again within just a few months of the latter baby’s death.
If, on the other hand, Anthony were the son of Harry’s brother John Powers Crudder, his mother would have been John’s second wife, Pearl Windsor (1884–?). There is no record to suggest that John and Pearl ever had children together.
If Anthony were the son of Harry’s brother John, then he would be unrelated to the Warner family (other than through his uncle’s marriage to Maud Warner).