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Charles W. Crim, 1850 -1920


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/5/2009 at 17:41:51


Prominent Attorney and Pioneer of This City


Tragedy near Jay Johnston Residence on North Seventh Street

Charles W. Crim was found in a dying condition near the Jay Johnston residence on north Seventh street shortly after one o'clock this afternoon. He was evidently on his way home to his dinner when death overtook him. He was noticed by some strangers passing in a car and they immediately stopped and found him to be breathing his last. His fall was not seen by anyone so far as we are able to learn. The cause of death is probably heart failure. The body was taken to his home on ninth street.

Mr. Crim is one of the prominent attorneys of northwest Iowa and a pioneer resident of Estherville. He was one of the most able business men of this city and his death will be keenly felt in many circles as he always arrayed on the side of the right as he saw it, a tireless worker in any cause that he undertook. He has had much to do with the growth of this city and mumerous of its enterprises. The shock of his death is something that the city has not yet recovered from.

Only a few hours before the noon hour, Mr. Crim was in this office to buy some legal blanks. It was just before the noon hour and at that time he seemed to be in his usual health and spirits, jwsting with the employees as was his usual custom. It does not seem possible that he has passed on to his final reward.

Mr. Crim was born in Carroll county, Ohio, in May, 1860. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1855 and settled in Boone county and has been a continuous resident of the state since that time. He has held many positions of confidence and trust since coming to this city and has been true to everyone of them. He enjoyed a large practice an was respected, as an able lawyer and member of the Emmet county bar.

He was married in 1890 to Miss Sarah McCulla and to this union two children were born, a daughter, Grace, who is at the present time in Fort Dodge, and a son Harold, who is in New Hampshire. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Knights of Pythias. We have not the time to prepare a complete obituary of this good man before going to press. There are many things to be said of his life that cannot be compiled in a short time.

The immediate family and relatives of the deceased have the deepest sympathy of the entire community in this sad hour. They have lost a kind and loving father and husband and the city of Estherville mourns one of her staunchest boosters and friends. There is not a person in the city but knew Mr. Crim and his friends were numbered by his acquaintances. We will publish the complete obituary in our next issue. No funeral arrangements have been made at the present time.

Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; October 27, 1920.


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