Deskin W Crouch
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/10/2010 at 12:01:55
For a number of years Deskin W Crouch has been engaged in farming in Pilot Mound township, owning a valuable property of 160 acres. He was born in Missouri October 12, 1873, and is a son of Samuel and Catherine (Gulick) Crouch, natives of Ohio. The parents went with their respective families to Illinois when children, and the father was reared and educated in that state, where he subsequently married. In 1867 he and his wife went to Missouri, where he bought land which he improved and operated until 1894. In that year he sold out and returned to Illinois, farming until he retired to Champaign, where he resided until his death March 13, 1909. His widow is now living in Indiana.
Deskin W Crouch was reared and educated in Missouri, remaining upon his fatherís farm until he reached his majority. His parents then removed to Illinois, where he and his father farmed together for two yeas, at the end of which time Mr Crouch, of this review, followed agricultural pursuits in that state independently for one year. He then came to Boone county, where he rented land for a similar period, and subsequently acquired title to 200 acres on section 31, Pilot Mound township. HE has since, however, sold 40 acres of this tract. His farm is in a good state of cultivation and its buildings are kept in excellent repair, the appearance of the property betraying the prosperity of the owner.
On September 27, 1900, Mr Crouch married Miss Minnie M Campbell, a daughter of James and Sarah (Cook) Campbell, who were born in Ohio. The father was a farmer by occupation and early in life went to Illinois, where he purchased land near Champaign, in the operation of which he passed the remainder of his life. He died in 1901, his wife having preceded him to the Great Beyond in 1884. Mr and Mrs Crouch were the parents of four children, of whom one died in infancy. The others are James Robert, Roy C and Marvin M who are twelve, eight and six years of age respectively.
Mr Crouch is interested in commercial as well as agricultural affairs, being a stockholder and director of Pilot Mound Savings Bank and also holding stock in the Farmers Cooperative Company of Pilot Mound. His religious that of the Presbyterian faith, and politically he is a republican. He has served for ten years as township trustee and still occupies that office, having done valuable work in promoting the development and advancement of his immediate locality and Boone county.
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