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Luther H. Crumbaugh
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Birth: Jul. 24, 1850
Boone County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1914
Tipton Ford
Newton County
Missouri, USA

Luther H. Crumbaugh

Luther H. Crumbaugh who was one of the victims of the fatal collision of the M. and N.A. motor car with the K.C.S. passenger on Wednesday, Aug. 5, was one of the best known citizens of Neosho. He was for over 25 years the general live stock agent of the Kansas City Southern Railway and was known at every town and station from Kansas City to Gulf. He was also widely known among stock en all over the middle west as he was always a familiar character at all the great fairs and live stock shows. He belonged to one of the most prominent families of central Missouri and his relatives live in Kansas city and Columbia. At the time of the collision of the two trains, Mr. Crumbaugh was sitting in the smoking compartment next to the engine with J. C. Harrison of Stark City. When he heard the shrill whistles and the air brakes go on Mr. Harrison put his head out to see what the matter was and the collision threw him almost out of the window.

The following interesting life history of Mr. Crumbaugh is taken from the Columbia, Missouri, Tribune:
"The deceased leaves a wife and three children, Dr. Andrew Crumbaugh, a veterinarian of Neosho, and Mrs. Leta Rathell, also of Neosho, and Mrs. Mary Utley, of Trenton, Missouri. the deceased was a brother of Mrs. J.V.C. Darnes and Mrs. H.H. Lipscome, of Kansas City, and a half brother of J. Ed. Crumbaugh and Miss Conelia Crumbaugh of Columbia, also a first cousin of Mrs. Jno. S. Aukeney, Gentry Clark, Marshal Gordon and N.T. Gentry of Columbia.

Mrs. Crumbaugh was born in Columbia at the old Crumbaugh residence sixty-five years ago, and was a son of the late Henry Crumbaugh, one of the best known, most progressive and most highly esteemed business men of his time. His bother was a daughter of Col. Richard Gentry, who was killed in the Seminole Indian War in Florida. Mr. Crumbaugh married Miss Sallie Harbinson, a daughter of Maj. A. J. Harbison, then a Columbia lawyer, but later of Neosho. Mr. Crumbaugh left Columbia shortly after his marriage, about 1881, and has ever since resided in Neosho, where for twenty-five years past he has been live stock agent for the Kansas City Southern Railroad. Although there have been great changes in the management of that road during the time, Mrs. Crumbaugh has continuously held his position, and it is said, and no doubt truthfully, that he was well acquainted with every live stock man within miles of that road, from one end to the other.

While he lived in Columbia, Mr. Crumbaugh was city weigh-master, and deputy sheriff of Boone County, he was also extensively engaged in buying and shipping all kinds of live stock. No man was better known all over Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas, and no man was more kind to his fellow man that Luther Crumbaugh. He was liveral to a fault. He had and still has many friends, who will be grieved to learn of his death.

As a deputy sheriff of this county, Mr. Crumbaugh swam his horse across the Missouri river near the present town of Huntsdale, in pursuit of a horse thief, whom he captured in Moniteau County. In 1870, when it was necessary to carry Boone County's bid for the Missouri Agricultural College, Luther Crumbaugh was selected, and he rode from Columbia to Jefferson City, arriving there at six a.m. the citizens of Columbia held their bid back tiall a late hour the night before, so as to raise as much money as possible, and it was not given to Mr. Crumbaugh till about midnight when he was told to hurry with it to the state capitol. there was then no railroad connecting Columbia with Jefferson City, and Mr. Crumbaugh was considered the best horseman for such a journey, and he proved himself equal to the task. The trip was such a hard one, and so much speed was necessary in order for the bid to be received in time, that Mr. Crumbaugh's horse died a few minutes after reaching Jefferson City, but the bid was received in time, and the prize awarded to Boone County. Mr. Crumbaugh was one of those loyal citizens of old Boone, who thought that no work was too hard, no night too dark and no weather too severe for him to assist his friends. It is therefore with peculiar regret that Columbians learn of the death of such a man."

The Neosho Times
Thursday, August 13, 1914


Son of Henry Crumbaugh, bp. KY. & Dorothy (Gentry) Crumbaugh, bp. KY.

Luther was married and worked for the Rail Road. He died in a Train Collision-Headon.
Family links: 
  Henry Crumbaugh (1814 - 1891)
  Dorothy Ann Gentry Crumbaugh (1816 - 1854)
  Sarah G Harbison Crumbaugh (1858 - 1915)*
  Luther H. Crumbaugh*
  Mary Crumbaugh Utley (1882 - 1944)*
  Andrew J. Crumbaugh (1890 - 1970)*
  Mary Ann Crumbaugh Karnes (1841 - 1919)*
  Luther H. Crumbaugh (1850 - 1914)
  Dorothy Ann Crumbaugh Lipscomb (1854 - 1921)*
  James Edmund Crumbaugh (1858 - 1916)**
  Roberta Lee Crumbaugh Hearne (1865 - 1912)**
  Lucy Cornelia Crumbaugh (1869 - 1943)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: Missouri Death Certificate #26809
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Newton County
Missouri, USA
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