|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1888|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1945|
El Paso County
Hal used to work in the Webb City, MO lead mining industry, lost his left thumb and most of those fingers while in his twenties. Became acquainted with the widowed Luella Weaver, and both entered the Black Hills about the time of the great labor unrest of 1909-10; Lu's brother, George Cooper, was a Pinkerton thug for the Homestake. Gold mining had none of the health hazards associated with lead. The air was clear, the money good, and George Hearst kept the strikers cowed.
Hal and Lu married in 1911; she, sister to my grandmother, Melvina Lee Bryan. Aunt Lu urged Vina and Bill Bryan to come to Lead also, which they did.
For some indeterminate term Crumbliss was in the copper mines at Jerome, Arizona; that State and New Mexico entering the Union in 1912.
Hal rejoined Luella in Lead six weeks prior to her passing, then returned to the southwest - Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. He took to sales of mining equipment for the Sullivan Machinery Co. of Chicago and sold such in Mexico from Jan. 1919 (for perhaps 2 years).
Hal remarried to a Mexican girl, Conception King, already with three children, while in Mexico City. When he returned to the US, his new family came with him.
Special thanks to B. Arnold for links to his parents.
Tomas Jefferson Crumbliss (1858 - 1918)
Ellen Raby Crumbliss (1865 - 1948)
Luella Weaver, Ne' Cooper Crumbliss (1877 - 1918)
Concepcion Maria King Crumbliss (1903 - 1935)*
Ralph Raby Crumbliss (1887 - 1950)*
Hal C. Crumbliss (1888 - 1945)
Edward V Crumbliss (1892 - 1921)*
Florence Crumbliss Conell (1894 - 1979)*
Frank Crumbliss (1904 - 1938)*
Nina Louise Crumbliss Kennedy (1906 - 1980)*
Evergreen Alameda Cemetery
El Paso County
Created by: C. Bryan
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71315515