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 James Walter Crabb

James Walter Crabb

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Death 24 Oct 1937 (aged 81)
Burial Hobo Station, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 10193237 · View Source
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James Walter Crabb

Death came to the relief of James Walter Crabb, at an early hour last Saturday morning, as he passed gently into the great beyond. He had suffered intense agony for several months.

Mr. Crabb was born near Lawrenceburg, Tenn., in September, 1856 and was brought to this county at the age of twelve years. When just past eighteen, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Heathcock, in February, 1874. Eleven children were born to them, the oldest dying at the age of about six months. The others all survive. He went to work to provide a home for the family. his first crop was made, plowing an oxe. Later he walked four miles each way and split rails at forty cents per 100 to help buy stock. He settled the old home place fifty years ago and reared his family there. He left twenty-five grand children and thirty-three great-grandchildren.

At his death, he was one of the largest land owners in the county, owning over 1,400 acres. He had realized that death was near and made a will dividing this land among his children.

He was a member of the Methodist church at Nebo and did what he could to support its principles and promote its influence. He was a loving and faithful husband, a devoted and doting father, who did all he could to inculcate ideas of right and consistent living in the minds of his children. He believed in those things that pleasant and honorable in all his dealings. He never sought a public office, but was always ready to help select the best men for holding the county offices.

A short funeral service was held at the home Monday morning, he wife being unable to attend the one later. The main services were held at Siloam church and were under the direction of his pastor, Rev. W. H. Andrews, assisted by Elders J. T. Gullett, J. D. Wroten, presiding elder and E. H. Cunningham of Corinth. They all paid high tribute of love and esteem from those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife, two daughters, Mrs. Lou Jones, New Site and Mrs. Menta Stephens of Belmont and eight sons, Will W., Dr. J. Vester, Houston A., Oscar L., Lum E., D. Chester, R. C. and J. Prentiss. He is also survived by one brother, Tom Crabb of Marietta and a sister, Mrs. George Murphy of Alabama.

The Independent joins in extending the deepest sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.

McMillian and Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.


Gravesite Details Double marker with Elizabeth Crabb

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  • Created by: Panola County Gal
  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10193237
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Walter Crabb (24 Sep 1856–24 Oct 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10193237, citing Siloam Cemetery, Hobo Station, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Panola County Gal (contributor 46771598) .