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Martin B. Crumb, 1825-1905


Posted By: John Brawford (email)
Date: 9/26/2010 at 16:30:23

A PIONEER GONE - Martin B. Crumb, an Early Resident of this County, Passed Away Sunday Morning - LOCATED IN EMMET TOWNSHIP IN 1864 - Been a Resident of the County Forty-two Years

On Sunday morning, October 28th, at 5:30 o'clock, Martin B. Crumb, aged 81 years, one of the pioneer residents of Emmet county, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martin Izer, on East Main street.

Deceased located in Emmet county in 1864, coming here with his family from Edgerton, Wis., and settling on a homestead in Emmet township, the farm now owned by Chas. Schultz. He and his family made their home on the old homestead up to 1883, when he sold it and removed to Estherville, and for a few years was engaged in business, afterward entering the employ of the B.C.R.&N., R.R. Co., in the shops, which position he held for about five years until his health became feeble and he retired from active labor. About three years ago his health became very feeble and since that time he was almost a helpless invalid.

The writer has known Martin B. Crumb from the prime of his early manhood. He was a good citizen, always contributing his full share toward the progress of the community, taking a lively interest in the schools and public institutions. His life was devoted to the good of his family.

Martin B. Crumb was born in Madison County, New York, Oct. 28th, 1825, and died on the anniversary of his birth. He removed to Edgerton, Wis., in 1854, and in 1855 he was married to Mary Ann Hudson. On Sept. 17, 1864 the family located in Emmet county, which has been their home since.

Deceased leaves a loving wife and two daughters, Mrs. R. R. Hudson and Mrs. Martin Izer, to mourn his loss. The funeral was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Izer, on Main street, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.

Source: The Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; October 31, 1905, pp1.


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