CROMBIE, James 1863-1925
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Date: 3/24/2015 at 14:31:32
James Crombie, youngest son of Mary and John Crombie, was born near Dixon, Lee county, Ill., on May 12, 1863, and died in the University hospital at Iowa City on Wednesday morning, December 2, 1925, aged 62 years, 6 months and 20 days. He was one of a family of nine children, one girl and eight boys. Five of the boys died before they reached the age of five years. The oldest brother, Abel W., died last July.
When he was five years of age his parents moved to Vienna township, Marshall county, where they lived until he was seventeen years of age, when they came to Grundy county and lived in the neighborhood of Beaman until he grew to manhood.
In December, 1889, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Emma Marston, of Gladbrook. The following spring they moved to Chickasaw county where they lived three years. Then they moved to the vicinity of Sioux City. After one year there he returned to Beaman, since then with the exception of a few occasions he has made his home in this county.
He is survived by his brother, Joel C., of Beaman, his sister, Mrs. Katherine Long, of Whitten, twelve nephews and nieces, besides several other near relatives.
In the years he lived in the Beaman community he formed a wide acquaintance and made many friends. He was a special favorite among small children; his love for them soon won their affection. He was a man of strong physical courage and honest frankness. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of many friends.
Funeral services were held from the M.E. church in Beaman on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. J. J. Snyder. Mesdames George Brown and R. L. Oglesby and Messrs. Harry Wilson and Charles Nickerson sang. Interment was made in Oakland cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 December 1925, pg 1
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