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Sophronia Spooner Crumb
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1804
Plainfield Center
Otsego County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1899
Rockford
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA

HOUR GLASS OF LIFE IS EMPTY. MRS. SOPHRONIA CRUMB HAS PASSED TO ETERNAL REST AFTER A LONG LIFE. End Came at 2 O'Clock This Morning After Days of Steady Sinking. Was Born in Frontier Town in New York--Father in Revolution.
Death this morning took from this life Mrs. Sophronia Crumb, who had reached the advanced age of 95 years. The end came peacefully, the sleep eternal closing the tired eyelids as comes the sleep to a child, tired after the day's play. During the past winter Mrs. Crumb had failed perceptibly, and those who watched with loving care over her very action could see the marks of the advancing age which would soon end in the life which knows no pain or suffering, but gladness and peaceful rest. Last week she began to grow weaker and during the last two days she failed rapidly, sinking into the last sleep this morning at 2 o'clock. She was at the home of her son, Ruggles W. Crumb. Sophronia Crumb was born in the far east, Plainsfield, Otsego county, New York, being her birthplace, the date, February 4, 1804. Her parents came from good old New England stock, having resided in Massachusetts until within a short time before the birth of their daughter. Her father, Ruggles Spooner, was a staunch patriot and fought in the Continental army through the dark years of the revolution. When he removed to Plainfield with his family, there was not a white family west of him in that wilderness. Among those surroundings, Mrs. Crumb was reared through her girlhood days and in that little frontier town she was united, August 6, 1826, to the choice of her life, Varnum C. Crumb. In the home of her early years she remained with her husband until his death, forty years ago. After remaining there for some time she came west, taking up residence in this city ten years ago with her daughter, Mrs. Josephine Clark. Since that time she has resided in Rockford, with the exception of a short time spent in Madison, Wisconsin. Three sons and one daughter survive her. They are Ruggles W. Crumb the well known lumber man of this city, Burritt L. Crumb also in the lumber business here, Darwin Crumb at present in Chicago, and Mrs. Josephine Clark of Rockford. The funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed. The obsequies will take place some time Saturday. Interment will doubtless be in the little cemetery at Plainfield, her birthplace and the town in which she spent the greater part of her life. Her husband and three children lie buried there and the wife and mother will doubtless be laid by their side.
{obituary provided by Alva Van Houten}

"Rockford Daily Republic", June 22, 1899:
DEATH OF MRS. CRUMB, MOTHER OF THE CRUMB BROTHERS PASSES AWAY THIS MORNING. At an early hour this morning, long before the rising sun had heralded the day, the grim reaper Death entered a Rockford household to cut down the ripened grain, already bending low beneath the weight of years. At the advanced age of 95 years, after a long life of useful and cheerful encouragement of others, Mrs. Sophronia Crumb, was taken away, her death being quiet and peaceful,a fitting end for such a life as hers. At 2 o'clock this morning, the tide went out. Four children survive Mrs. Crumb, three others having died, one in infancy and two in early manhood. Nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren also survive. The funeral will probably be held Saturday afternoon from the house of R. W. Crumb.


Sophronia and Varnumb had seven children: Ruggles Crumb; Burritt Crumb; Josephine Crumb Clark, born 1836, died 1907, buried in New York beside her husband Isaac Clark, and small daughter Carrie Clark born 1873, died 1875; Darwin Crumb; Haskell Crumb born 1842, died 1844; Ward Crumb born 1845, and Francis Crumb born 1847.
 
 
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 Parents:
  
Ruggles Spooner (1765 - 1836)
  Mary Moffat Spooner (1771 - 1848)
 
 Spouse:
  Varnum C. Crumb (1796 - 1861)
 
 Children:
  Ruggles W. Crumb (1828 - 1902)*
  Burritt L. Crumb (1835 - 1905)*
  Darwin Crumb (1840 - 1914)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Spooner (1790 - 1870)*
  Acksaw Spooner (1792 - 1794)*
  Anna Spooner Luce (1795 - 1866)*
  Mary Spooner Beardsley (1800 - 1851)*
  Sophronia Spooner Crumb (1804 - 1899)
  Daniel Ruggles Spooner (1811 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Sophronia has no marker with her name on it. This is identified as hers by the location and cemetery burial records. {Researched by Alva Van Houten}
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Rockford
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Lorrie
Originally Created by: Alva Van Houten
Record added: Sep 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97902589
Sophronia <i>Spooner</i> Crumb
Added by: Alva Van Houten
 
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