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Harry Opdyke McCrea
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Birth: 1880
Death: 1942

Pattenburg Man Was Jail Warden
McCrea Had Charge of Bruno Hauptmann

Harry O. McCrea, 61 years old, of Pattenburg, who was warden of the Hunterdon County Jail, at Flemington, during the time Richard Bruno Hauptmann was confined there, awaiting trial for the kidnap-murder of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., died yesterday afternoon in the Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg.

Mr. McCrea had been in ill health about one year. He was born and spent his entire life in the vicinity of Pattenburg. His parents were the late William S. and Mrs. Adelia Opdyke McCrea. For several years, he was employed by the State Highway Department.

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Gross McCrea; a son, Paul A. McCrea, Philadelphia; two daughters, Mrs. Walter S. Reid, Annandale, Mrs. E. Herbert Taylor, Mendham, N. J.; two grandchildren; and two brothers, Arthur S. McCrea, Little York, and Mathias McCrea, of Cherryville, N. J.

Funeral services Friday afternoon at 2'oclock in the Pattenburgh Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

McCrea Funeral Change

The funeral of Harry O. McCrea, scheduled originally for tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Pattenburgh Methodist Church, will be held at the same time, but from the Pidcock Funeral Home in Bloomsbury, it was announced today. The change in arrangements was made necessary because the church was unavailable for use tomorrow afternoon.

Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Source:
Easton Express Times - Jan 21 1942, Page 22
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Sweazy McCrea (1855 - 1932)
  Caroline Adelia Opdycke McCrea (1861 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Apgar Gross McCrea (1878 - 1950)
 
 Children:
  Paul A. McCrea (1903 - 1977)*
  Margaret McCrea Taylor (1908 - 1979)*
  Dorothea M. McCrea Reid (1912 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harry Opdyke McCrea (1880 - 1942)
  Mathias McCrea (1886 - 1975)*
  Arthur Sylvester McCrea (1891 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Mount Pleasant
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Bill McCrea
Originally Created by: Beverly Kirby-McDonough
Record added: Dec 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63018283
Harry Opdyke McCrea
Added by: Beverly Kirby-McDonough
 
 
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