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Lydia Ellen Crum Baxter
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Birth: 1852
Morgan County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1907
Cass County
Illinois, USA

[The following excerpts are from biographical sketches written about Lydia's husband, but which contain some information about her life and times.]
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In 1876 he {Hiram Bennett BAXTER} was married, and included the Centennial Exposition in his wedding tour, visiting in old Virginia and spending a week in Washington city. Miss Lydia Ellen Crum was the lady of his choice, a daughter of Abram A. and Sarah (Buchanan) Crum, old and highly respected residents of the vicinity of Literberry, Illinois, where they still reside. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter have two sons - Albert, born October 9, 1880, and William Abram, born September 18, 1887.

SOURCE: "BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF CASS, SCHUYLER and BROWN COUNTIES, Illinois - 1892", page 337. The Biographical Review Publishing Co., Chicago.
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On January 21, 1881, he {Hiram Bennett BAXTER} moved to the farm upon which he now resides in Cass County, Ill., about eight miles from Literberry. He and his two sons are now the owners of 1,707 acres of land, 1,407 acres of which are included in his homestead in Cass County, and 300 acres in Morgan County. He devotes his time to the feeding of stock and the management of his farming interests. On October 4, 1876, Mr. Baxter was united in marriage with Lydia Ellen Crum, who died March 26, 1907. She was the only daughter of Abram A. Crum, of Morgan County. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter became the parents of two sons: Albert Crum, who is a physician and surgeon of Springfield, Ill.; and William Abram, who is at home on the old farm (Bildmore Place) with his father.

SOURCE: HISTORY OF CASS COUNTY ILLINOIS - 1915, page 846. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago.
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On October 4, 1876 Mr. Baxter was united in marriage with Lydia Ellen Crum who died March 26, 1907. She was the only daughter of Abram A. Crum of Morgan County. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter became the parents of two sons, Albert Crum who is a physician and surgeon of Springfield, Ill., and William Abram, who is at home on the old farm Bildmore Place.

SOURCE: Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, Volume II. Illustrated, History of Cass County, 1915. Pages 846 and 847. By: Newton Bateman, Paul Selby, Charles Aesop Martin.
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Notes:
a) Birth year of 1852 is an estimate, based upon the date of her marriage, and the birth date of her mother.
b) Burial in this cemetery is presumed.
c) "The Centennial International Exhibition" of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. It was officially the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine. It was held in Fairmount Park, along the Schuylkill River. The fairgrounds were designed by Hermann Schwarzmann. About 10 million visitors attended, equivalent to about 20% of the population of the United States at the time (...though it is probable that many were repeat visitors).
 
 
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 Parents:
  Abraham Alvin Crum (1823 - 1900)
  Sarah Catharine Buchanan Crum (1834 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Hiram Bennett Baxter (1840 - 1938)
 
Burial:
Ashland Cemetery
Ashland
Cass County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Robert Kuhmann
Record added: Aug 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57449276
Lydia Ellen <i>Crum</i> Baxter
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