Martha Adeline <I>Burch</I> Crum

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Martha Adeline Burch Crum

  • Birth 16 Jan 1855 Monroe County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 11 Aug 1917 Monroe County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Kirksville, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Row 7
  • Memorial ID 53384113

Martha Adeline was the 14th of the 15 children born to Charles BURCH and Jane [OLIPHANT] BURCH.

Martha's father died in 1874 when she was 19. After his death, Martha and her unmarried sisters, Sarah and Matilda, remained living at home with their widowed mother, until her death in 1881.

On September 29, 1881, a month after her mother's death, Martha married Jacob Solomon Crum. Jake was 19 and Martha was 26. Together they had nine children:

Eva Lucinda Crum BROWN 1882 – 1909
Emma Lurinda Crum ANDERSON 1883 – 1978
Bertha Izora Crum MOOD 1886 – 1964
Charles Edward Crum 1888 – 1979
Thomas Henry Crum 1889 – 1948
Albert Rolla Crum 1891 – 1965
Nettie Jane Crum LINGEMAN 1893 – 1980
Dexter Hansel Crum 1894 – 1961
Lydia O Crum GRAVES 1896 – 1989

Martha also helped raise some of her grandchildren after the death of her daughter, Eva.

She died at home August 11, 1917 at the age of 62.


Obituary, source unknown:
DEATH OF THE WIFE OF JACOB CRUM, AGED 65
Ill three weeks from flux, Mrs. Jacob Crum aged 65, died Sunday morning at the home near Stanford. She is quite well known in the west part of the county, having been born and raised west of the city, her maiden name being Martha Burch. A devout member of the Baptist Church, she was a loving wife and a faithful mother. A husband and eight children survive--Charles, Thomas, Rolla, and Dexter Crum of this county, and Mrs. Oliver Anderson, Mrs. Manson Mood, and Mrs. Earl Graves, also of this county, and Mrs. Roger Lingeman of Muncie. Funeral Monday at the residence and burial at Burch Cemetery.

Other sources:
US Federal Census records: 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910
Indiana Deaths 1882-1920
Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941



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  • Maintained by: tjmartin67
  • Originally Created by: Beth
  • Added: 7 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53384113
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Adeline Burch Crum (16 Jan 1855–11 Aug 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53384113, citing Burch Cemetery, Kirksville, Monroe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by tjmartin67 (contributor 47243730) .