Jun. 15, 1905 Rockford Winnebago County Illinois, USA
BURRITT L. CRUMB DIES YESTERDAY.--WELL KNOWN CITIZEN DIES AT DAUGHTER'S HOME. WAS ILL BUT FEW DAYS. Deceased Went to Summer Home in Wisconsin Saturday and Was Taken Ill There, Death Following Soon After.
Burrit L. Crumb, one of the best known citizens of Rockford, is dead. Apparently in good health until early Wednesday morning, his passing has come as a shock to his many relatives and friends. The death occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank S. Regan, at 4:30 o'clock yesterday morning. Last Saturday Mr. Crumb went to his summer home at Belvidere park on Lake Geneva where he usually spends the summer months and was enjoying the outing until Wednesday morning when he was suddenly seized with pain in the region of his stomach, and began vomditing blood. Physicians from nearby were sent for but they could do nothing to relieve the hemorrhage and gave no hope for his recovery. The physicians gave as the cause of the hemorrhage, the rupture of an ulcer in the wall of the stomach. Mr. Crumb requested that he be brought home and arrived at 9:45 o'clock Wednesday evening. He was taken at once to the home of his daughter where he died early Thursday morning. His children were at his bedside when death occurred. Seventy years ago last October, Mr. Crumb was born in Otsego county, New York, and twenty-four years later was married to Miss Ann Elizabeth Carr who survives him. Mr. and Mrs. Crumb moved to Chicago about 1865 and made their home in that city almost continuously until seventeen years ago when they came to Rockford. His widow resides with their daughter, Mrs. Frank S. Regan. Also surviving are a son and two daughters. Darwin Crumb and Mrs. Josephine Clark of Chicage are brother and sister of the deceased. Mrs. R. W. Crumb of Rockford is a sister-in-law and Ward and Haskell Crumb are nephews. A niece, Miss Grace Crumb, is principal of the Garrison school. In the wreck of the La Burgoyne some years ago, Mr. Crumb's daughter,Francis L. Lundell and her husband were lost at sea. They were survived by one son. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence of Frank S. Regan.