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 Gustavus Adolphus Crabbe

Gustavus Adolphus Crabbe

West Jefferson, Madison County, Ohio, USA
Death 19 Mar 1890 (aged 33)
Bay City, Bay County, Michigan, USA
Burial Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec 2 Lot 574
Memorial ID 52877849 · View Source
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Gustavus was born in Ohio to Mathias and Margarette (Hupp) Crabbe. The Crabbe family roots can be traced back to the small town of Callington in Cornwall, England as far back as the mid-1400's. In the mid-1700's, two brothers (William and Thomas Crabb) emigrated to Middletown, Dauphin, Pennslyvania where they ran a tavern; Thomas later moved to Maryland to run a tavern. The Crabbe family moved west to Ohio, and later to Indiana. Gustavus settled in Illinois where he met and married Lillian Lent on 31 October 1883. The following is the Naperville Clarion account of their marriage (dated 11/7/1883):

"It was very plainly to be seen on last Wednesday evening something of unusual interest was about to transpire at the home of Norman Lent. Relatives and friends came from far and near to witness the marriage ceremony of Miss Lillian to Gus A. Crabbe. Promptly at 8 o'clock the bride and groom made their appearance and were united in wedlock by a very impressive ceremony. Next in order were the hearty congratulations and well wishes of a host of friends, for Miss Lillian has always been a resident of Naperville, and by her many noble traits of character has won the esteem of a large cache of friends, and we congratulate Mr. Crabbe on his good fortune in securing one who we believe, will be instrumental in making a home happy and attractive. Mr. Crabbe while here engaged in business proved himself in every respect a gentleman, and we cannot but prophecy for them a pleasant and prosperous future. Anyone who has been a guest at the home of Mr. Lent need not be told the table was spread with a sumptuous repast. The table fairly groaned beneath its weight of good things. The presents were numerous, useful and elegant. May peace and prospertity follow them."

Gus and Lillian had three daughters, Grace (1884); Mabel (1886); and Nellie (1888). Sadly,the prophecy for a "pleasant and prosperous future" in the newspaper article seven years earlier was not to be. Gus died at the age of 33 in March of 1890 in Bay City, Michigan. His remains were returned for burial in Naperville. His widow eventually moved with her three young daughters to Chicago, IL, where she married a man named Louis Morse, and had two sons, Eugene Morse and Norman Morse.

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