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Cyrus Douglass Crabb[1]

Male 1827 - 1908  (81 years)


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  • Name Cyrus Douglass Crabb  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 14 Jan 1827  Jackson Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 May 1908  Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Riverview Cemetery, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Find A Grave Memorial# 54070416
    Person ID I109396  My Genealogy

    Father Edward Smith Crabb,   b. 2 Jan 1796, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1851, Jackson Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Eunice Douglass,   b. 12 Mar 1800, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1863, Jackson Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1819  Jackson Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F48530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Elizabeth,   b. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James R Crabb,   b. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eva Crabb,   b. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Lillie Crabb,   b. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Orville Crabb,   b. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Crabb,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Hudson Crabb,   b. Jul 1858, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ira Douglass Crabb,   b. Jun 1875, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F48588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [niswender.ged]

      It is possible the first 2 children are from an earlier marriage?

      Cyrus Crabb born 1827. He is located in 1880 census for, Jackson, Jackson Co., Indiana. Listed in his home is the following;
      Lydia E ( wife ) age 39 born in Indiana. James ( son ) age 18 born in Indiana, Ella ( daughter ) age 13 born Indiana , Lillie ( daughter ) age 9 born Indiana, Ira D. ( son ) ag e 5 born Indiana.

      In 1900 lists 7 children born and 4 children living.

      Daily Republican newspaper, Seymour, IN Saturday 23 May, 1908; Front Page, Column 1 - AND - Brownstown Banner newspaper, Brownstown, IN Wednesday 27 May 1908; Page 6, Column 3

      CYRUS D. CRABB

      Life Sketch Written by a Life-long Friend

      The death of Cyrus D. Crabb, which occurred May 5, 1908, closed the earthly career of one of the most prominent citizens of Jackson County, and has left a vacancy in the business and social affairs of the community sadly impressive.

      He was a native of our county being born in Hamilton Township January 14, 1827, and died in his eighty-second year. He was twice married and is survived by three children - James R.Crabb of his first wife, and Ira Crabb and Mrs. Fred Miller of his second.

      Mr. Crabb began life in the sparsely settled wilderness of this county and like his contemporaries, experienced all the hardships of a pioneer life. As the forest fell beneath the strokes of his ax he grew into manhood, and he has witnessed every step of progress that has reached the wonderful development of the present age.

      Work! work! work! was his daily lot, and no young man more cheerfully and incessantly met and performed the duties of each succeeding day. While devoted to his work on the farm, he still had a desire to see other parts of his country; and therefore in his early manhood made two trips on a flat boat to New Orleans, and afterwards a trip and a short sojourn in Texas.

      He began business life with no other means than a healthy body and willing mind but he wasted neither his time of his earnings, and his small accumulations were carefully saved and wisely invested. At the death of his father he came into possession of a small patrimony, which added to his own savings gave him a chance to exercise his prudent judgment in grasping the opportunities around him. Without excitement or hurry he moved on with vigilant eye and sure step until he reached a prominence in substantial wealth equaled but by a few of our citizens. Born and reared upon the farm, he never attempted, or had any desire, to change his vocation. Viewing his growing crops and grazing herds filled his heart with serenity that can be experienced by those, only, who delight in rural occupation. His home was substantial, and in it the atmosphere of true hospitality was felt by all who crossed its threshold.

      His prominent characteristics were sterling honesty, absolute truthfulness, untiring industry, liberal economy and unwavering fidelity, and these virtues were accompanied by a broad mind and jovial heart. His charity seldom permitted his tongue to criticize the faults of his neighbors or friends. His life was a model of sensible simplicity. His education was limited to but a few rudiments of book learning; but possessed, as he was, of a remarkable retentive memory, on it all information was permanently impressed. No local event from his childhood to old age that he could no relate as from the page of a book. Being of a sociable disposition he enjoyed the company of his neighbors, and in his later years, when he had dismissed much of his business activity, he spent many hours in social conversation and jovial amusement with his old congenial companions. And at such times he seemed to forget all subjects not connected with the pleasure of the occasion.

      Much of the unwritten history of Jackson County, and especially of the neighborhood of Seymour, is forever lost in the death of Mr. Crabb. For his life beginning with the influx of the pioneers, with them, in his youth he entered into the development of the county. Their traditions were stored in his mind; the story of their deprivations and rugged life came to him fresh from their lips, and he was a witness to much of their history that fell within his own times. To his old friends, these events, as he related them, were often of grave and as often of amusing interest. But while he delighted in the reminiscences of the past, he was alert with the sport of progress.

      He was never a member of any church of secret society, yet there were few who practiced the cardinal principles of Christianity, or were more sympathetic with their fellow men than he. His spoken word was par with his written obligation, and he was never known to join any conspiracy to defraud his fellows, or to obtain wealth by questionable means. As a neighbor he was esteemed as one of the best, ans as an adviser in difficulties or misunderstandings his counsel was often sought and his decision always fair.

      He was a model citizen ans was in every way worthy of the friendship of all who knew him. His death is regretted by the entire community in which his long life was spent.

      D.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] niswender.ged.

    2. [S1873] 1870 census for, Seymour post office, Jackson township, Jackson Co., Indiana, Series: M593 Roll 326 Part 1 Page 408A Dwelling 166 Line 6 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1874] 1900 census, Jackson township, Jackson Co., Indiana, Series: T623 Microfilm: 378 Book: 2 Page: 110 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1875] 1880 census for, Jackson Co., Indiana.