|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1822|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 1902|
Child of Henry Piper and Elizabeth Williams and wife of William Armstead Crumbaker.
Married on May 4, 1843 in Jacobsport, Coshocton County, Ohio.
Children: Elizabeth, John, Marion, Sarah, Oliver, Mariah (Maria), Samuel, Jonas, Joanna, William, Margaret and Ellen (Alice)
Obituary from the Illinois newspaper dated November 1902:
Mrs. Margaret Piper Crumbaker, whose critical illness has heretofore been noted in THE JOURNAL, closed her eyes in eternal sleep Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock. The end came quietly and peacefully, at the home of Postmaster William Stickler, after a long illness. During her last hours she was surrounded by nearly all of her surviving children, several of whom had been with her for some weeks.
Margaret Piper was born in Pennsylvania October 31, 1822. When a child her parents removed to Coshocton county, Ohio, where she resided at the time of her marriage to William A. Crumbaker in 1843. In 1864 Mr. and Mrs. Crumbaker moved to McLean county, Illinois, and after living for a couple of years in Lawndale township, purchased the farm now known as the Crumbaker homestead, east of Selma. Here they lived, toiled and prospered, reared a large and worthy family and won the respect and esteem of everyone. Mr. Crumbaker died in July 1901, since which time Mrs. Crumbaker had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Stickler. As a result of a severe illness ten or eleven years ago, her health was much impaired and since that time, especially during the past year, she had been in a feeble condition. About six weeks ago she was taken worse and all that tender care and medical skill could do was without avail.
Mrs. Crumbaker was a most estimable woman. She was a devout Christian, a life-long member of the Methodist church and in her daily life followed closely the teachings of the Master. As a wife and mother she was all that the terms imply, and as a friend and neighbor she was held in the very highest esteem.
Five sons and five daughters are left to mourn the passing of a noble and loving mother. The sons are John H. of Fairbury, Revered Marion V. of Moline, Oliver M. of Cropsey, Samuel W. of Colfax, Washington, and Jonas A. of Garfield, Washington. The daughters are Mrs. Spencer S. Smith (Sarah) and Mrs. Ralph Wilson (Ellen) of Leigh, Nebraska, Mrs. Joseph C. Finley (Joanna) of Schuyler, Nebraska, Mrs. Henry Wilson (Margaret) and Mrs. William Stickler (Mariah) of Lexington. All of the children were here during her last illness and at the funeral except the two sons in Washington.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Stickler and were largely attended. The discourse was delivered by Reverend J. E. Connor, pastor of the Methodist church.
William Armstead Crumbaker (1822 - 1901)*
Elizabeth Crumbaker (1844 - 1844)*
John Henry Crumbaker (1845 - 1910)*
Marion Victor Crumbaker (1847 - 1926)*
Oliver Mitchell Crumbaker (1850 - 1937)*
Mariah Ellen Crumbaker Stickler (1852 - 1937)*
Samuel William Crumbaker (1854 - 1931)*
Jonas Allen Crumbaker (1856 - 1940)*
Margaret J. Crumbaker Wilson (1863 - 1947)*
Ellen Alice Crumbaker Wilson (1864 - 1933)*
Created by: Cathleen Jacobsen
Record added: Feb 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8346438