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Judge Leonidas Leonard Crapo

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Judge Leonidas Leonard Crapo

  • Birth 16 Jan 1838 Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 11 Sep 1929 Moab, Grand County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Moab, Grand County, Utah, USA
  • Plot GV2_32_29
  • Memorial ID 8671565

My 3rd-great-uncle. Brother of Jonathan Crapo. The following obit is courtesy of Penny Gough.

Published in the "Times Independent" 1929-09-12
GRAND COUNTY'S OLDEST CITIZEN DIES AT AGE OF 91
JUDGE L.L. CRAPO PASSES; WAS ONE OF MOAB'S FIRST PIONEERS AND LIVED HERE FOR 50 YEARS.
Judge Leonidas L. Crapo, Grand County's oldest citizen who had resided continuously at Moab for 50 years, passed away last evening at the age of 91. Death took place at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Stocks, where he had been ill for ten months.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the LDS chapel relatives living at distant points have been notified, and many are coming for the funeral.
Judge Crapo came to Moab in 1880, and was intimately connected with the public affairs of Grand County for more than a quarter of a century. For years he was justice of the peace at Moab and United States Commissioner, and served several terms as county attorney.
Leonidas Leonard Crapo was born January 16, 1838 at Fall River, mass, the son of Joseph George Crapo and Mary Hicks Collins Crapo. He came to Utah with his parents in 1853 and spent a number of years freighting and guiding emigrants across the plains. He was twice married on Jan. 1, 1863 he married Miss Cary Lousia Craven at Council Bluffs, Iowa she remained at that place while he made a trip across the plains to Utah, and while he was at Salt Lake she and their infant daughter died. He married the second time at Paradise, Utah to Miss Alice Matilda Holbrook on Feb 24, 1867 In 1879 the family left Cache Valley for southeastern Utah arriving in Green River in 1879, They spent about a year there coming to Moab in September, 1880 they were among the very first settlers in the Valley. Fifteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Crapo twelve of whom survive. Mrs. Crapo died Dec 10, 1917.
The surviving Children are Mrs. Mary Stocks, Moab; Mrs. Carrie Snyder, Dove Creek, Colorado; Mrs. Emma Birch, Myton; Leonidas H. Crapo, Buena Vista, California; Lorenzo S. Crapo, Rock springs, Wyoming; Mrs. Florence Johnson, Provo; Mrs. Clarasa Snyder, Dove Creek; Mrs. Fannie Talbot, Myton; Clarence Ezra Crapo, Dove Creek; George H. Crapo, Grand Junction; Mrs. Jessie McCabe, Dove Creek; and Mrs. Alberta Branson, Lewis, Colorado. Mr. Crapo is survived by 68 grandchildren and 68 great-grandchildren.
Judge Crapo was a upright citizen whose honesty and goodness of should were proverbial during his long lifetime he made hundreds of staunch friends who admired and respected him due to his extreme age, his death was not unexpected yet the news of his passing occasions keen sorrow among his wide circle of friends.
Obituary and funeral notes continued
Published in the "Times Independent" 1929-09-19
FUNERAL FOR PIONEER CITIZEN WIDELY ATTENDED
Funeral services for Judge L.L. Crapo pioneer of Moab, who died last Wednesday at the age of 91, were held Monday afternoon from the LDS chapel the services were largely attended many of Mr. Crapo's decedents coming hundreds of miles to pay their last respects to his memory.
The LDS choir sans as the opening number, "oh my Father," followed by the invocation by C.L. Christensen, the speakers were D. A. Johnson, J.H. Johnson, and W.R. McConkie, all of whom told of the prominent part of Mr. Crapo had taken in the early colonization of Utah and Moab valley. D. A. and J. H. Johnson both of whom are Moab Pioneers, related some of the hardships through which the early settlers passed, praising Judge Crapo for the efforts he put forth in those strenuous days in building up the town and county.
A solo, "sometime We'll Understand," was sung by Mrs. Carrol J. Meador, and the choir sang as its closing number, "I need thee Every Hour." The benediction was pronounced by F.M. Shafer.
At the cemetery, the dedicatory prayer was offered by C.L. Christensen, and the choir sang, "Nearer My God to Thee."



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  • Created by: Collins Crapo
  • Added: 23 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8671565
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Leonidas Leonard Crapo (16 Jan 1838–11 Sep 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8671565, citing Grand Valley Cemetery, Moab, Grand County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Collins Crapo (contributor 669) .