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 William David “Bill” Crites Sr.

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William David “Bill” Crites Sr.

Birth
Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death
24 Mar 1917 (aged 75)
Gildford, Hill County, Montana, USA
Burial
Hingham, Hill County, Montana, USA
Plot
Row 1E, Plot 7C
Memorial ID
8876854 View Source

William David Crites Jr. and Ann (Ruston) Crites moved from Ontario Canada in 1864, just after their oldest son Donald Angus Crites was born Oct 28, 1863, to Akron Ohio then to Kankakee, Illinois. In 1907 they moved to North Dakota until 1910 when they came to Montana.

William David was a carpenter by trade and devoted to the farming business. They had eight children in all.

Donald Angus married Sarah Simms, the daughter of Thomas Simms (a native of Canada). They had three children, Minnie (a teacher in Gildford, Montana), George Maxwell Crites and Francis M. The WD Crites family belonged to the Methodist Episcopal church

A listing in the Hill County directory for Gildford in 1916 has:

Crites, D.A., Vice President Gildford State Bank
Crites, W.D. Sr., retired farmer
Crites, W.D. Jr., farmer

The above excerpt is from pages 109 and 111 of Grit, Guts and Gusto - A history of Hill County published in Havre Montana in 1976 by the Hill County Bicentennial Commission.
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The Havre Plaindealer (MT), 24 March 1917

Respected Citizen Suddenly Called. William Crites Dies At The Home Of His Son In Havre

William D. Crites died suddenly at the home of his son, John R. Crites, in Havre last Sunday night about 11 o'clock. The deceased had been in his usual health up to the time of retiring, about 10 o'clock, and it was a great shock to find his lifeless body only an hour later. Heart disease was the direct cause of his demise.

The deceased was born in Albany, New York, in 1841. When a boy he moved with his parents to Cornwall, Ontario, and at the time of the Civil war he came back to the land of his birth and enlisted for military service under General Grant. Following the war he returned to Ontario, where he was married. Seven children survive him: Mrs. Stewart, of Granville, N.D.; Mrs. Lane, D.A. and J.G. Crites of Gildford; J.G., Jr., of St. Paul; and J.R. Crites of Havre.

Funeral services were held in this city Thursday morning and the body sent to Hingham for burial beside the wife of the deceased, who preceded her husband to the grave three years ago.
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Children:
Donald Angus Crites 1863 - 1930
John George Crites ** 1865 - 1925
Mary AnnaBelle Crites Ellis 1876 - 1916
Anna Crites 1877 - 1925
William David Crites III 1877 - unk
Etta Crites Lean 1878 - 1946
James Garfield Crites 1881 - 1940
Johnaton Robert Crites ** 1883 - 1931
** linked to memorial below

William David Crites Jr. and Ann (Ruston) Crites moved from Ontario Canada in 1864, just after their oldest son Donald Angus Crites was born Oct 28, 1863, to Akron Ohio then to Kankakee, Illinois. In 1907 they moved to North Dakota until 1910 when they came to Montana.

William David was a carpenter by trade and devoted to the farming business. They had eight children in all.

Donald Angus married Sarah Simms, the daughter of Thomas Simms (a native of Canada). They had three children, Minnie (a teacher in Gildford, Montana), George Maxwell Crites and Francis M. The WD Crites family belonged to the Methodist Episcopal church

A listing in the Hill County directory for Gildford in 1916 has:

Crites, D.A., Vice President Gildford State Bank
Crites, W.D. Sr., retired farmer
Crites, W.D. Jr., farmer

The above excerpt is from pages 109 and 111 of Grit, Guts and Gusto - A history of Hill County published in Havre Montana in 1976 by the Hill County Bicentennial Commission.
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The Havre Plaindealer (MT), 24 March 1917

Respected Citizen Suddenly Called. William Crites Dies At The Home Of His Son In Havre

William D. Crites died suddenly at the home of his son, John R. Crites, in Havre last Sunday night about 11 o'clock. The deceased had been in his usual health up to the time of retiring, about 10 o'clock, and it was a great shock to find his lifeless body only an hour later. Heart disease was the direct cause of his demise.

The deceased was born in Albany, New York, in 1841. When a boy he moved with his parents to Cornwall, Ontario, and at the time of the Civil war he came back to the land of his birth and enlisted for military service under General Grant. Following the war he returned to Ontario, where he was married. Seven children survive him: Mrs. Stewart, of Granville, N.D.; Mrs. Lane, D.A. and J.G. Crites of Gildford; J.G., Jr., of St. Paul; and J.R. Crites of Havre.

Funeral services were held in this city Thursday morning and the body sent to Hingham for burial beside the wife of the deceased, who preceded her husband to the grave three years ago.
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Children:
Donald Angus Crites 1863 - 1930
John George Crites ** 1865 - 1925
Mary AnnaBelle Crites Ellis 1876 - 1916
Anna Crites 1877 - 1925
William David Crites III 1877 - unk
Etta Crites Lean 1878 - 1946
James Garfield Crites 1881 - 1940
Johnaton Robert Crites ** 1883 - 1931
** linked to memorial below


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  • Maintained by: Joe Johnston
  • Originally Created by: cara
  • Added: 5 Jun 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8876854
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8876854/william-david-crites: accessed ), memorial page for William David “Bill” Crites Sr. (26 Apr 1841–24 Mar 1917), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8876854, citing Hingham Union Cemetery, Hingham, Hill County, Montana, USA; Maintained by Joe Johnston (contributor 47407806).