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Mabel Marion Crabbe Vine
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1886
Naperville
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1940
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Mabel's parents were Gustavus Adolphus Crabbe (whose Crabbe ancestry dates back to the 1400's in Cornwall, England), and Lillian (Lent) Crabbe Morse (whose ancestry dates back on both her maternal grandparents' lines to the Mayflower (William Brewster and Thomas Rogers)). Mabel's father Gus, a carriage trimmer in Naperville, died in 1890 when Mabel was only 4 years old. Mabel's mother moved to Chicago with her three little girls (ages 2, 4, and 6) where she met a kindly gentleman in a boarding horse by the name of Louis Morse who was an accountant; he became Lillian's second husband and the girl's step-father. Lillian and Louis became parents of two boys, Eugene and Norman. Mabel's first husband was Richard Reynolds Spain (1857-1934) who was almost 30 years older than Mabel when they married in Kansas in 1908. Five years later a son, Richard Reynolds Spain, was born (Richard later changed his name to Vine, his stepfather's name). Mabel and Richard divorced, and Mabel later met and married Vern Vine, a farmer from Porter, MN (born in Wisconsin). They adopted a daughter named Velma Virginia. In a letter to her son dated June 28, 1938, Mabel discusses her first husband's passing and the information on his death certificate. She refers to friends of hers and says: "They want us to look up the relations of your dad. Do you think we should? He never wanted me to. But now I think it was his age. He was much older than he said he was." Research also shows that her first husband had married a young lady named Jennie Fairhurst and had three children (Vera; Morris;and Margaret) in the 1880's whom he left behind in Philadelphia, PA long before he met Mabel in 1908. It appears that her first husband never divorced and in fact was a bigamist! My father Richard never knew he had a brother and two sisters!

FROM THE CANBY NEWS (April 1940)
Mrs. Vernon Vine, 53, Dies of Heart Attack
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Death Follows Operation in Minneapolis Hospital, Rites Wednesday
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A heart attack following an operation resulted in the death of Mrs. Vernon Vine of the Porter community in the Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Saturday. She was 53 years old.

The funeral was conducted from the Presbyterian church here on Wednesday afternoon following brief rites at the home. The casket bearers were D.D. Stringer, Carl Norby, Dan Dybsetter, Martin Iverson,John Bruns, and Garret Johnson.

Members of the Eastern Star of which Mrs. Vine was a member attended the services in a body. A quartet composed of Dr. C.S. James, Lawrence Anderson, Miss Betty Granger and Miss Marilyn Ellis sang two hymns and Miss Granger and Miss Ellis sang a duet.

Mabel Marion Vine was born in Naperville, Ill., June 2, 1886 and spent her childhood and school days there and in the vicinity of Chicago. She was married to Vernon V. Vine September 7, 1927 and since then they have resided on a farm near Porter.

Surviving are her husband; a son by a former marriage, Richard Vine of Los Angeles; an adopted daughter, Velma Virginia Vine, at home. Two brothers, Eugene L. Morse and Norman Morse, residing in Chicago; and two sisters, Grace Johnson of Chicago, and Nellie Potter of Los Angeles also survive.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Gustavus Adolphus Crabbe (1856 - 1890)
  Lillian Mae Lent Morse (1858 - 1929)
 
 Spouses:
  Richard Reynolds Spain (1857 - 1934)
  Vernon Volney Vine (1875 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Spain Vine (1913 - 1999)*
  Velma Virginia Vine Fiskum (1925 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  Grace Crabbe Johnson (1884 - ____)*
  Mabel Marion Crabbe Vine (1886 - 1940)
  Nellie May Martin Crabbe Potter (1888 - 1954)*
  Eugene Louis Morse (1898 - 1981)**
  Norman Henry Morse (1899 - 1985)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Canby Cemetery
Canby
Yellow Medicine County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Jun 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53958217
Mabel Marion <i>Crabbe</i> Vine
Added by: L Nystrom
 
Mabel Marion <i>Crabbe</i> Vine
Added by: Valarie Vine
 
Mabel Marion <i>Crabbe</i> Vine
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- L Nystrom
 Added: Oct. 28, 2014
For my grandmother Mabel-------------wish I knew more about you so I could leave a meaningful token for you. Remembering you today on your birthday.
- V
 Added: Jun. 2, 2012

- Paddington
 Added: Sep. 5, 2011
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