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 Fred W Crichfield

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Fred W Crichfield

  • Birth 9 Jul 1886 Weldon, Decatur County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 6 Dec 1934 Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
  • Plot MHILL_B_62_2
  • Memorial ID 59469851

Idaho Death Index, 1911-51; certificate 091561
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(Published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains Vol. 2 by James H. Hawley 1920) ...provided by contributor #47429422, 10-14-12

The dental profession of Boise, which includes the highest type of modern and progressive dental practitioner, is typically represented by Dr. Fred W. Crichfield, whose parlors are located in the Overland building. He has been located in Boise since 1911 and as his reputation has spread his clientage has increased from year to year. He is now considered one of the leading dentists of the capital, having made his way to the front rank within the comparatively short space of nine years. Dr. Crichfield is yet a young man, his birth having occurred in Weldon, Iowa, July 9, 1886. He is a son of Robert J. and Matilda A. (Jordan) Crichfield, both now residents of Boise, having come to this city a few years ago in order to be near their son Fred. The father for many years was prominently connected with newspaper work and also was successful as a lawyer but is now retired. He was born in Mills county, Ohio, while his wife is a native of Iowa, coming of a long line of distinguished American ancestry, members of her family having participated in the Revolutionary war. Both parents are in the best of health and take an active interest in the day's doings, fully appreciating the advantages of the progressive city in which they now reside.

Fred W. Crichfield was reared in Weldon, Iowa, and there attended the common schools, subsequently continuing his education in the Des Moines high school. In 1905 he entered the dental department of the University of Iowa, devoting three years to his professional studies and being graduated with the degree of D. D. S. in 1908. He then practiced for two years in South Dakota and later was for one year located in Iowa City, Iowa, being during this period associated in dental practice with Dr. Frank T. Breen, dean of the dental department of Iowa State University. In 1911 Dr. Crichfield came to Boise, where he has since built up a gratifying practice, being not only well versed in all the scientific phases of his profession but also having acquired that mechanical skill so necessary in order to perform successful dental work.

On the 22d of November, 1907, Dr. Crichfield married Gertrude V. Luce, a native of Iowa and a boyhood acquaintance and schoolmate. Both are very popular in the social circles of the capital, where they have many friends.

Dr. Crichfield is a member and formerly was secretary of the Idaho Dental Society. While at the university he was prominent in his college, being a well liked fraternity man, and he also was tenor in the University Glee Club. He is deeply and helpfully interested in the upbuilding of Boise and participates in all movements undertaken for that purpose by the Boise Commercial Club, of which he is a valued member. He also is on the roster of the Boise Country Club, the Boise University Club and the Elks Club. He finds his chief recreation in hunting and fishing, being a good shot of small as well as big game. Visible evidence of his prosperity is found in the fact that he owns a valuable one hundred sixty acre alfalfa ranch in Owyhee county, near Homedale. Mrs. Crichfield gives much of her time to charitable work and participates eagerly in movements for moral and intellectual upbuilding. She is a member of the Boise Columbian Club. There is great credit due Dr. Crichfield for what he has achieved along professional lines, as he made possible his professional training by waiting on table, thus earning the means to complete his college education. The energy that prompted him to steadfastly pursue his course to the final goal has never left him and he has continually improved in the profession for which his tastes and inclinations seem to have particularly destined him.


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  • Maintained by: Sue Ann Harfst
  • Originally Created by: Gravely and Morticia Diggens
  • Added: 1 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59469851
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fred W Crichfield (9 Jul 1886–6 Dec 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59469851, citing Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Sue Ann Harfst (contributor 46972179) .