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Crouch, Robert M. 1847-1936

CROUCH, FULTZ

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 4/18/2009 at 15:59:47

PIONEER PLYMOUTH COUNTYAN DIES IN CALIF.

The following obituary of Robert M. Crouch is reprinted from the LeMars Sentinel. Mr. Crouch was also a pioneer banker and business man at Hinton.

Robert M. Crouch, a well-known pioneer resident of Plymouth county, died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles, Cal., at the advanced age of 83 years. Unusually vigorous for one of his advanced years, Mr. Crouch had been in good health until the last few months when he began to fail. Burial was in Los Angeles, where he had lived for about 20 years.

Robert Crouch was born in New York state in 1847 and when 10 years of age moved with his parents to Grant County, Wis., where he grew to manhood. When 16 years of age he enlisted in the Union Army and served until the close of the war. He was with Sherman on his march to the sea and spent two months in Andersonville prison. In 1871, Mr. Crouch came to Plymouth County and homesteaded in Perry township, where he lived until 1890, when he retired from farming. Subsequently he was in business in Merrill, LeMars, and in Aberdeen, S.D.

Mr. Crouch married in Grant County, Wis., to Miss Maria Fultz, and they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary a few months ago. Mrs. Crouch and three children survive him, all living in Los Angeles. The children are: Frank W., Mrs. Will McNeill and Elaine.

Robert Crouch was a brother of Andrew Crouch, of LeMars, Plymouth county’s only surviving Civil War veteran.

~Source: The Hinton Gazette, May 26, 1936


 

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